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One vote, one party - but how much do we agree with the party we vote for?

August 14, 2020
Posted in  by Matt Chocqueel-Mangan & Cyrus New
We crunched the numbers from the 1.1 million responses to our pre-election survey in 2019. The ‘average’ respondent bases their political decisions on around 6 issues, and selects policies from three to four different political parties. Just 1.9% of users choose policies from a single party. This article explains our approach to the analysis, and what the results mean for our democracy.
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Policy Tracking in the UK: How we're tracking the Conservative Party's 2017 manifesto

April 4, 2019
Posted in  by Matt CM
Why we started this, our process, and the challenges.
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2017 general election manifestos

June 3, 2017
Posted in  by Matt CM
Let's face it, the only way we're ever going to know everything the parties are promising to do is by reading their manifestos! So here they are. England, Scotland and Wales Below are links to the 2017 manifestos for the parties we included in our survey covering England, Scotland and Wales. Where available, we have […]
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Our methodology

April 6, 2017
Posted in  by Matt CM
This page documents our approach to extracting and summarising the policies from the 2017 political manifestos for inclusion in the Vote for Policies 2017 UK general election survey. Our method was discussed with and consulted on by Ben Worthy at Birkbeck College. Objectives For the 2017 survey, our objectives were based on improvements we wanted to […]
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