Posts Tagged “michael thrasher”

What will happen to the Lib Dems in Thursday’s local elections?

by Stephen Tall on April 29, 2013

There are just three campaigning days left until this Thursday’s local elections taking place across much of England.* It’ll be tough-going for the Lib Dems… The last time these seats were fought, in 2009, was a high water-mark for the party: we polled a national equivalent vote-share of 25%. As I said in my morning-after-the-night-before […]

Were you a 2012 election candidate? Then don’t forget to fill in The Election Centre’s questionnaire

by Stephen Tall on May 19, 2012

If, like me, you were one of the 12,000 people who was a candidate in 2012′s local elections you may have received a letter recently from Plymouth University’s Elections Centre, run by Professors Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, inviting you to take part in an online questionnaire: This year the centre has ran its seventh […]

Lib Dems and Labour neck-and-neck on 28%, says voting study

by Stephen Tall on December 27, 2009

Today’s Times publishes a study by Professor Colin Rallings and Professor Michael Thrasher of Plymouth University based on actual votes cast in the dozens of by-elections that take place for council seats each month. Here are the headline findings:
It shows that although David Cameron’s Conservatives have a 10-point lead over Labour as the year draws […]