Like it, love it, share it: politics on social media

Last night, a sponsored ad for Theresa May popped up on my Instagram feed. As a politically engaged public affairs consultant, the content wasn’t too surprising. Seeing political content on the platform which I usually reserve for pictures of food or holiday snaps, made me pause for thought. Social media plays a large role inRead more

The energy price cap: same policy, different party?

As the Labour Party has moved ever further to the left since the 2010 election, the Tories have capitalised on the opportunity to capture the centre ground by replicating headline Labour policies floated just two years ago.  This is no more true than the energy price cap, confirmed by Theresa May this week as aRead more

Choos-ing to invest in retail?

Wearing a pair of Jimmy Choos often catches the eye of passers-by. Movie stars, catwalk models and even our very own Prime Minister are all known to be fans of the luxury shoe brand. Last week, the company reported they are trying to catch the eye of investors as they look for bidders to purchaseRead more

What do the local elections mean for 8th June?

The unusual sequencing of a significant set of local and regional elections coming just weeks before a general election offers us a unique chance to look for any clues as to what this may tell us about the parliamentary election results. The first point to note is that these elections only give us an indicationRead more

10 iconic posters from elections past

Billboard budgets aren’t what they used to be in general election campaigns, but the posters themselves remain ubiquitous as an effective way of communicating party messages to voters who don’t spend their time poring over every campaign twist and turn. With the Conservatives having launched their first big poster of the 2017 campaign this week,Read more

GE2017 battlegrounds: Can the Liberal Democrats bounce back in its traditional south west heartlands?

This is the fourth and final part of our blog series examining key battlegrounds in the 2017 General Election. Access the first, second and third parts here, here and here. Can the Liberal Democrats bounce back in its traditional south west heartlands, despite their pro-Remain stance? Much of the analysis of a Liberal Democrat revival so far has focusedRead more