The second in a three-part series of contributions from the ‘New Blue Book’.
Posts by Nick Hillman
Nick Hillman is a former Special Adviser to David Willetts and is now the Director of the Higher Education Policy Institute. In 2010 he was the Conservative Candidate for the constituency of Cambridge.Follow @
I like John Bercow – indeed, I’ll vote for him. But the Speaker of the House shouldn’t represent a constituency – doing so disenfranchises thousands of people.
Nick Hillman: Students, the election and our poll. More than half say they will vote Labour. And they still want to punish the LibDems.
They are willing to support the Corbyn leadership even though they expect it to break a similar tuition fees promise to that broken by Nick Clegg.
Several popular assumptions about ‘the student vote’ turned out to be untrue.
There is good news and bad for all the main parties in our analysis, plus good news for the Green Party and less good news for UKIP.
The 2010 candidate offers his newly-selected successor, Chamali Fernando, some tips.