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The UK Government has been ‘pwned’: The consequence of data breaches for democratic politics

In December last year, the UK National Crime Agency (NCA) donated 225 million unique passwords to the cyber-security project 'Have I Been Pwned' (HIBP) - which left us wondering, to what extent might UK politicians have been breached?The Sunday Mail recently reported that former Prime Minister Liz T...

College Green Group reflect on a successfully organised IAPC conference

The entire team at College Green Group were proud to be instrumental in the delivery of the International Association of Political Consultants’ 55th annual conference. Welcoming over 150 delegates (including 40 world-class expert speakers and political dynamos) from across the globe, for three days,...

The 2022 US Senate elections pt. 2 – What else to look out for

In my last blog I spoke about the state of senate races across the Sun Belt. Now I turn to the battlefield that has caused many Democrats to shed tears and lose faith - the Rust Belt. Once a reliable bastion of union Democrats, the region has dramatically shifted and its lurch to the right has been...

The 2022 US Senate elections – What to look out for

Americans head to the polls to cast their ballots in the first national electoral test of the Biden presidency and of the president himself. Following a harrowing loss last November in Virginia, plus a nail-bitingly close victory for Democrats in the otherwise safe state of New Jersey, the party exp...

Are televised debates useful political antennae?

Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton, Richard Nixon versus John F. Kennedy - just a couple of the most renowned televised political debates that come to mind. Television has brought the political world into our homes, making it more accessible than ever. Yet, how impactful are these debates in realit...
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What I learnt interning at College Green Group

I started my week with College Green Group as many new starters probably would. I felt nervous to meet a team of professionals in an office environment in the heart of Westminster - a place not renowned for its tranquillity or patience. However, my time interning at College Green Group taught me so...

Why councillors make good MPs

The skills and experience gained as a councillor are highly valued by those who approve and select Conservative parliamentary candidates. Our research shows that over half of all the new Conservative MPs elected in 2015, 2017 and 2019 had previously been a Conservative councillor. So just why does b...
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Thoughts from the Labour Party Conference 2022

The atmosphere at conference is buoyant. It certainly feels like the party is confident it is on the cusp of governing. The splits within the party and the divisions that arose during the five years of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership seem to have been relegated very much to the past, and there is a quiet...

The engineering of political language

It is 1988 and Michael Dukakis and George H. W. Bush are locked in a tight battle for the White House. A poll from the Washington Post finds Dukakis, the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts just 4% behind incumbent Vice President Bush. After a summer of political blunders for him, he sees an opport...

Can the Democrats buck the midterm blues?

Democrats are facing increasingly brighter prospects in the last weeks and months before the all-important midterm elections. Joe Biden’s approval has improved from -20% in mid-July to -14%, but the party is now ahead of the Republicans in generic ballot polling in which people are asked which party...

My experience interning at College Green Group

Having completed my two week internship at College Green Group, I thought I would take a moment to reflect upon my experience. In short, accepting the internship was one of the best decisions I have made. Responsibility and variety I was surprised by the breadth of work undertaken by the team, and t...

In Liz we Truss?

On Monday 5th September the Conservatives will produce either Britain’s second ethnic minority prime minister (after Benjamin Disraeli), or its third female prime minister. Before then the candidates will participate in a prolonged campaigning season revolving around a series of hustings across the...