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2019 General Election 'manifesto comparison' survey results released

Posted in  by Matt CM
September 16, 2020

Results from our 2019 General Election 'manifesto comparison' survey are now available, showing data for England, Scotland, and Wales, including results from each constituency.

Screenshot showing the results for England from our 2019 manifesto comparison survey.
The 2019 results show data from 1,079,640 surveys completed between 30th November and 12th December 2019.

In the run-up to polling day on December 12th 2019, over 1 million users completed our manifesto comparison survey. Not to be confused with the actual election results (of course), the survey results served to help users make an informed choice about whose policies they prefer, feel more confident about their voting decision, and ultimately to get out and vote.

Our data brings these survey results together, grouping them into constituencies and countries. We updated the categories and parties to reflect differences with the 2017 general election.

Planned improvements

We plan to improve our survey results page by adding data from the other three other surveys we ran for the general elections in 2010, 2015, and 2017. We will also be making it possible to search for a constituency by postcode, therefore not reliant on knowing the constituency name. Ideally we will provide a visual map as well, providing a country- or UK-wide looks at which parties' policies were most popular overall and for specific categories of policy.

The 2019 results page has been developed by volunteers, as has nearly all of the website development, and all of the policy analysis for our Tracker. If you'd like to volunteer your skills to support our work, do please get in touch.

If you have any feedback or requests, we'd love to hear from you.


A note on privacy. The results are completely anonymous, and therefore not attributable to any particular user. We do not require personally identifiable information in order to complete the survey - only a postcode in order to match results to the correct constituency. Any email addresses provided optionally (by users wishing to receive a link to their results page) are not retained and therefore cannot be linked to survey results.