General election 2017: Scotland’s split exposes a new UK political divide

Image caption Sandy Cooper is thinking of switching to the Conservatives Class used to be an accurate indicator of voting habits – but that’s no longer the case. In the second of a three-part Divided Kingdom series for BBC Newsnight, Katie Razzall reports from Scotland on how the political divisions between nationalists and unionists are […]

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, the EU referendum and US presidential election have exacerbated – rather than […]

2019 elections: BJP will surpass itself in 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: BJP chief Amit Shah today asserted his party would exceed its current tally of 282 in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, surmounting any challenge that it may face from the opposition which has been trying hard to forge a broad front against it. Upbeat after BJP’s spectacular performance in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand […]

Oppn showcases unity over presidential polls but no names decided

In a show of Opposition unity, around 16 political parties attended a lunch hosted by Congress chief Sonia Gandhi to finalise their nominee for the presidential polls in July but finally decided to wait and watch before ruling BJP names its candidate for the top constitutional post. Speaking on behalf of these parties, […]

Elections 2017: Poll tracker shows how Labour has steadily eroded Conservative lead

With less than three weeks to go until polling day, the Conservatives’ lead over Labour has been steadily narrowing. The Independent‘s poll tracker, which charts the overall trend by taking an average of all mainstream polls, shows Theresa May’s party still commands a 10-point lead. However, the Labour Party has increased its average rating by nine points […]