Lord Ashcroft

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Scottish electoral geography is working to the SNP’s advantage

6 February 2015 12:31

The dramatic rout of Scottish Labour continues. Polls suggest the SNP will take 55 out of 59 seats and of…

The latest polls suggest the SNP will take 55 of Scotland's 59 seats

The implosion of Scottish Labour means the battle for Britain has only just begun

4 February 2015 14:02

Gordon Brown is holding an adjournment debate on the union this evening, which comes after an Ashcroft poll which shows…


Ashcroft poll: Labour faces wipeout in Scotland

4 February 2015 10:01

How much is the SNP going to harm Labour in the general election? Labour is already braced for a battering…

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Coming soon: David Cameron’s obituary

29 January 2015 10:00

Isabel Oakeshott has gone to such lengths to get close to David Cameron for the biography she is helping Lord…

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100 days till polling day: the Tories are just ahead but anything could happen

27 January 2015 12:17

Today marks 100 days till the election — so how is the race looking? Still very close, according to the…

Last Minute Canvassing Takes Place Before Tomorrow's Crucial Elections

Green Party up to 11 per cent in latest Ashcroft poll

19 January 2015 17:06

After overtaking Ukip in membership stakes, the Greens are now snapping at its heels in the polls. According to Lord Ashcroft’s latest…

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An anomaly or new trend? Tories six points ahead in latest Ashcroft poll

12 January 2015 18:15

What is going on with the opinion polls? In his first national poll of 2015, Lord Ashcroft has the Conservatives…


Five constituencies to watch in the 2015 election

7 January 2015 17:12

Politicians and commentators of all varieties agree: the next election is nigh-on impossible to predict. Even the grand Tory pollster…


Watch out Labour, Ukip are coming for you

18 December 2014 17:35

How much of a threat is Ukip to Labour? The tanks of the people’s army have been on the Conservatives’…

Esther McVey is one of the Tories under threat according to the latest Ashcroft polling. Picture: Getty

Tories to lose nine seats to Labour in latest Ashcroft poll

5 November 2014 14:08

Lord Ashcroft’s polls are, as a rule, very rarely good news for the Tories these days – the peer clearly…

Labour and Conservative supporters’ placards, held on the occasion of a visit by Gordon Brown to Cardiff during the 2010 election campaign. Image: Getty

Lord Ashcroft’s poll shows a swing to Labour in Tory-held marginal seats

20 August 2014 16:31

One of the most fascinating things about Lord Ashcroft’s latest poll is not its content, but who in the Conservative…

The Liberal Democrats Hold Their Annual Party Conference

Proof that the Liberal Democrats are a party of ninnies

30 June 2014 16:44

I know that it is unfashionable to feel sorry for Liberal Democrat MPs. Nevertheless there are times when, contemplating their…

The Lib Dems are set to lose 15 seats to the Conservatives at the next election.

Tories set to take a dozen seats from Lib Dems in 2015

19 June 2014 18:03

How many seats will the Conservatives take from the Lib Dems at the next election? According to Lord Ashcroft’s latest…

David Cameron and Boris Johnson campaigning in Newark before the by-election. photo: Getty Images.

Tories on course to win Newark by-election, says Ashcroft poll

2 June 2014 17:27

The Tories are looking ever more likely to hold Newark in Thursday’s by-election. In a new poll from Lord Ashcroft…

Who will be the next Prime Minister? Lord Ashcroft's polling suggests Ed Miliband. Photo: STEFAN ROUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages

Five things you need to know about Lord Ashcroft’s latest polling

24 May 2014 21:45

Labour is on course to win the next general election, according to Lord Ashcroft. In two polls — one of…

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Tories ahead in national poll for first time since 2012

12 May 2014 15:48

The Tories are ahead in a national opinion poll for the first time since 2012. The first Lord Ashcroft/Conservative Home…


Who is David Cameron? Read all about it

28 February 2014 14:45

Whatever happens to David Cameron, he will have some reading material post 2015. Dr Anthony Seldon has announced that he…

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Visits Eastleigh To Canvass With Candidate Diane James

Labour on track to beat Ukip in Wythenshawe & Sale East

6 February 2014 16:05

Will Ukip make great gains in the Wythenshawe & Sale East by-election next week? According to the latest polling from…

Lord Ashcroft is no friend of Dave.

Lord Ashcroft to embark on biography of David Cameron

12 November 2013 16:00

Lord Ashcroft is writing a biography of David Cameron, which can’t have pleased the prime minister: the pair fell out,…

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Lord, actually

19 September 2013 17:58

Lord Ashcroft’s Lunch Offensive continues, mercilessly. When he’s not entertaining Tom Watson and other animals, the former Tory donor can…


The Tories are facing a serious Ukip problem

15 September 2013 19:21

Is Ukip damaging the Tories in crucial marginal constituencies? As I wrote earlier this week, the next election is looking…

Alex Salmond outside the Scottish Parliament. Two institutions disliked by Scottish voters. Photo: Getty Images.

Scottish voters don’t like independence, their Parliament, what it does or the leaders

9 September 2013 18:23

What do Scottish voters think about the Scottish Parliament? Nothing particularly pleasant, according to Lord Ashcroft’s latest polling. The Tory…

Peter Cruddas is writing a book about his falling out with Downing St.

Cruddas’s revenge

7 August 2013 17:51

Roll up, roll up, Cameron-bashers everywhere. Peter Cruddas is planning to blow some of the £180,000 he won in libel…

Words that come to mind when thinking of Boris Johnson. Picture: Lord Ashcroft Polling.

Boris Johnson: an eminently likeable politician who poses little threat to David Cameron

28 June 2013 8:08

Even Boris can’t help the toxic Tories. That’s the upshot of Lord Ashcroft’s latest polling, which asked 8,000 people (including several…

Now David Cameron trails behind his party, will Tories turn to Boris Johnson? Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

David Cameron is no longer more popular than his party

7 June 2013 18:19

For the first time, David Cameron is trailing behind his party, according to the latest polling from Lord Ashcroft. Labour…