Short Quotes

I am happy to provide short quotes on polling and elections for free, so long as these are appropriately attributed both to me personally and to the Ballot Box Scotland project as a whole. 

Articles

If you are interested in a full article or comment piece, I am available for commissions. A list of Ballot Box Scotland appearances in the media can be found below as an example. You can get in touch via email at allan@ballotbox.scot with any commissioning requests or other questions.

Please bear in mind that Ballot Box Scotland does not take partisan positions. Whilst I am happy to discuss the past, present or current polling and election performance of a specific party or constitutional position, this will never take the form of arguing in support or opposition.

I do, however, take very public positions about issues affecting how our democracy functions, such as Electoral Reform and Local Government reorganisation. I’m much happier to contribute pieces that fall on one side of an issue in those cases.

Public Events

If you’d like to have me along to your event with my polling and elections hat on, let me know what it’s about, plus when and where it is. If the event is free to attend, then I’d only ask that my travel costs be covered.

In the case of physical events I’d need to travel to, I’m based in Glasgow and travel by public transport, which may limit my availability if your event is outside the Central Belt or not easily accessible without a car.

I’m keenly aware that politics can still be very male, and would prefer to avoid manels wherever possible. I’m therefore likely to ask who your other guests are, if it’s a multiple-guest format, and will probably decide against attending if there aren’t any women contributing to the event.

Again, please remember that Ballot Box Scotland doesn’t take partisan positions. As such, I generally wouldn’t be comfortable attending an event that relates to a single political party, or to just one side of the constitutional divide. I am more than happy to come along to non-party, cross-party, and cross-constitutional events.

Ballot Box Scotland in the Media

Whenever Ballot Box Scotland makes an appearance in the media, I’ll add it to this list. (Unless I get really popular and I’m popping up everywhere – you never know!)