Pollsters should have had follow-up questions to UKIP and Green supporters to assess their likelihood of switching to their preferred main party choice.
Posts Tagged: Ed Miliband MP
Unlike every other victorious Labour leadership candidate of the past 30 years, he drew most of his support from party members and MPs.
Quentin Langley: A secret of our recent success. We understand the Left better than it understands us.
We think they’re mistaken. They simply think we’re evil. And their error may have contributed to the failure of the polls.
Plus: All praise, Lynton Crosby! Breibart – falling apart? The Daily Mail: Chappers out, Shippers back?
The BBC needs to review now who will cover the 2020 election in a way that interests young viewers. Neil, Marr and Paxman have a combined age of 185.
Different messages were sent to UKIP/Tory waverers; to undecided voters who preferred Cameron to Miliband; and to non-Tories who nevertheless liked Barwell.
Labour could have done better with a different leader and a different strategy. But its error was its usual one: to assume moral superiority
So we are back at the Palace of Varieties with far more MPs than expected – and relatively few casualties.
Thursday again proved that Labour cannot win from the left. But the voters who once made up their winning coalition are now deeply at odds with each other.
Completing our triumvirate of resignation videos.
It was perfectly possible to foresee where undecided voters were likely to go when at last they got round to making up their minds.
Plus: Scotland is a problem of Labour’s own making. Dan Jarvis’s time has come. Prepare for a UKIP leadership bloodbath. And good riddance to Vince Cable!
Farage, Sturgeon, Miliband, Bennett and Cameron visit their local polling stations.
Labour voters in Douglas Alexander’s seat are furious at being treated as “a second-class nation” and “bullied” during the referendum.
Ryan Bourne: When Clegg claimed over two in five families are vulnerable. And other thoughts on this election campaign
Plus: The OBR isn’t needed to audit manifestos. The SNP’s sleight-of-hand on austerity. A lack of debate on healthcare. And: don’t make promises you can’t keep.