Survation, 20th-22nd January 2020

February 4, 2020 Ballot Box Scotland 0

We haven’t actually had a full Survation poll since March last year, so this is a welcome bit of diversity in terms of polling agencies.
SNP – 64
Conservative – 24
Labour – 24
Green – 9
Lib Dem – 8

Mid Galloway and Wigtown West By-Election Result

January 24, 2020 Ballot Box Scotland 0

For the very first Scottish election of the decade, we were down in Dumfries and Galloway. The stonking Conservative figure means this is the first single-seat by-election since Ballot Box Scotland launched two years ago where the winner did so on first preferences.

GE19 – The Difference a Boundary Makes

December 20, 2019 Ballot Box Scotland 0

I’m back with one final GE19 post, this time on the effect of prospective new Scottish Westminster boundaries. Whether these boundaries are the ones we end up with for the next election or not, they are a reminder of the fundamentally undemocratic nature of FPTP.

Long Read – Ballot Box Britain: GE 2019 Under PR

December 19, 2019 Ballot Box Scotland 0

Having worked out a simple PR model for the 2017 election just before GE19, it was easy to slot the numbers from this year in too. In an election notable for its tactical voting and heavily distorted result, I imagine a possible alternative to Westminster’s antiquated, unfair and fundamentally undemocratic voting system.