Yesterday we noted how a panel of influential journalists, parliamentarians and thought leaders rated the London think tanks. The Centre for Social Justice and Policy Exchange won top marks.
we also held a vote of ConservativeHome readers and that produced a
very strong showing for The TaxPayers' Alliance in almost every
1,265 took part and this is how they voted:
40% thought the TPA had
carried out the most interesting economic analysis. Reform was next
with 9%. The Centre for Policy Studies and Policy Exchange tied with 8%.
thought the TPA would be toughest on any Conservative government.
Second placed in this category was Reform with 7% and MigrationWatch
20% thought the TPA had been most effective at nurturing
new talent. Second was the Adam Smith Institute with 15% and then
Policy Exchange with 14%.
The CSJ did win among readers in the
category of which think tank had been most influential on the Cameron
project – as it did with influentials. It won 25% of the vote. Policy
Exchange won 20%. The TaxPayers' Alliance won 17%.