The Conservatives fulfilled most of their 2017 manifesto promises, just not the ones anyone cared about.

Jon Mellon, Chris Prosser, Adam Feldman and Jordan Urban Now that Parliament has finally dissolved for an election, it’s time to take stock of how well the Conservative party fulfilled the promises it made before the 2017 General Election. Going into the next election, it’s important for voters to know how much they can trust […]

Brexit or Corbyn? Campaign and Inter-Election Vote Switching in the 2017 UK General Election

Just published a new article in Parliamentary Affairs with Geoffrey Evans, Edward Fieldhouse, Jane Green and Christopher Prosser. Free link to Brexit or Corbyn? Campaign and Inter-Election Vote Switching in the 2017 UK General Election published in Parliamentary Affairs.  Abstract: The 2017 UK General Election saw the collapse of UKIP and an unusually influential campaign that […]

Everybody Lies but Google Trends is not a Panacea

Seth Stephens-Davidowitz has published a new book to widespread acclaim that makes explosive claims about politics, race and sexuality on the basis of search data from Google and Pornhub. Among other choice nuggets he finds that more gay men than commonly thought are in the closet, that the American public’s sexual fantasies are a lot […]