Posts Tagged “cheadle”

What the pollsters think will happen at the general election

by Stephen Tall on January 24, 2010

Forget data sets, interquartile ranges and margin of error. The Guardian recently reported the collective wisdom of the wet-fingers-in-the-air of the UK’s pollsters, who met this past week “to refine their methods ahead of the election, and ended with off-the-cuff predictions for the final result.”
And here’s what they came up with:
Statisticians from most of Britain’s […]

Times: Tories “give up” on Cheadle with Lib Dems digging in for victory

by Stephen Tall on December 7, 2009

Mark Hunter, Lib Dem MP for the  Cheshire seat of Cheadle since 2005, could be forgiven for smiling like his county’s proverbial cat this morning.
Today’s Times reports that the Tories are scaling back their expectations of election victory in the light of a slew of polls showing the party’s support dipping:
The Conservatives are digging in […]