The next general election in the UK will be held on May 7 2015.
This blog cannot engage in a discussion of the policies of political parties, however, it can refer you to other sites that can do that and more. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.
Party Manifesto Comparisons
The parties haven’t released their manifestos yet, so expect updates in this section down the road.
FiveThirtyEightPolitics looks at where the four main parties (Labour, Conservative, SNP and Lib Dems) stand on three key issues: immigration, the economy and the NHS based on statements made in recent weeks.
This House of Commons Library research note looks at the parties’ (Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats, UKIP and Green Party) schools policy commitments, again based on public statements.
The BBC’s Policy Guide, which will be updated as the parties release their manifestos.
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Polls and Seat Projections
There are a number of sites providing seat projections based on the most recent polling results:
- 2015 UK Election Forecast
- Elections etc.
- May2015 (which handily includes the forecasts of the other two sites and more)
- The Guardian poll projection
Help for Voters
How to vote
The deadline for registering to vote is April 20. If you aren’t yet registered to vote, please consult the information provided by the Electoral Commission. Registration can now be done online quickly and securely. They also provide information on how to vote.