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General Election 2015

As the new Conservative Government settles in and the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats hold post-election inquests, Durham University has a number of experts who are available to comment on the challenges facing all the UK’s politicians in the months ahead.

If you are seeking facts about the UK’s constituencies now that the results are in, a group of Durham academics led by Professor Jim Ridgway (School of Education) and Sinclair Sutherland (Geography) have designed the Constituency Explorer in collaboration with colleagues from the House of Commons Library. Using official statistics from the most recent Census, the explorer provides information for constituencies from across the UK.


Constituency Explorer

A group of Durham academics led by Professor Jim Ridgway (School of Education) and Sinclair Sutherland (Geography) have designed the Constituency Explorer in collaboration with the House of Commons Library. Using official statistics from the most recent Census, the explorer provides information for constituencies from across the UK. In addition to finding out about your own constituency, you can compare it with others. If you want to test how much you know about your constituency, take this quick quiz – you might be surprised by the results!

Election Forecast

Dr Nick Vivyan (School of Government and International Affairs) is one of the team of academics who have produced the Election Forecast which aims to give, as far as possible, an accurate prediction of the election outcome based on various sources of data. The predictions are achieved by combining data from YouGov with all publicly released national and constituency polls, historical election results, and data from the UK Census. The forecast is updated on a daily basis - see Election Forecast.