Politics at By-Elections

There was quite a fun piece in the Telegraph by Asa Bennett and Laurence Dodds where they used statistics to demonstrate what any reduction in Labour’s vote in Oldham’s by election would mean if extrapolated right across the UK:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/12025058/What-would-it-mean-for-Labour-to-lose-the-Oldham-West-and-Royton-by-election.html

As they point out, this is not the way things work in the real world and no by election result can really be used to accurately predict the outcome of a General Election but it leads to some interesting thoughts… Continue Reading →