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Dazed and Confused
20 October 2000
Has the Recent Cannabis Debate helped or hindered the Tories
Dissatisfied Tories Pose Problem For Duncan Smith - And Themselves
1 November 2002
This has not been a good week for the Conservative Party at Westminster. And the results from our polling across the country will also be cause for concern for the party. For the first time, more Conservatives are dissatisfied than satisfied with the way Iain Duncan Smith is doing his job as party leader, according to the MORI Political Monitor survey for October.
General Election 2001 : After Hague
4 June 2001
If the Conservatives do lose Thursday's election as comprehensively as the polls are continuing to indicate, the obvious question of William Hague's future as leader will not be able to be long postponed.
General Election 2001 : Is Labour's Lead Soft?
18 May 2001
The Conservatives are continuing to say that, despite what the polls say, they can still win this election. There are, they argue, still enough undecided electors whose votes they can swing; Labour's vote is big but soft.
General Election 2001 : Party Image
25 May 2001
The changes in the image of the parties since last Autumn, as revealed in our poll published in The Times this morning, illustrate clearly why Labour seems to be winning this election so easily.
Hague's Progress: How Far Have The Tories Come, And Where Are They Going
17 September 1999
Two years have now passed since William Hague was elected leader of the Conservative Party, in the immediate aftermath of the 1997 election defeat. It has certainly been a period of considerable change for the Tories, with the organisation having to grapple with the unfamiliar day-to-day role of being a party of opposition rather than of government. At the same time, there has been the urgent need to take stock and consider the implications of Tony Blair's victory, as well as to look at the party's structure and finances.
Hit and Myth
18 February 2000
The Daily Telegraph's lead editorial on 14 February, argued on the basis of recent Conservative successes in local government by-elections that the Conservatives are in a much stronger position than current opinion polls suggest.
Labour slumps in Ayr
17 March 2000
So, the Conservatives have comfortably gained Ayr from Labour in the first by-election to the Scottish Parliament
(as the polls suggested they would! - ICM/Scotsman poll, Scottish Opinion/Daily Record poll), with Labour convincingly beaten into third by the Scottish National Party, and their Liberal Democrat coalition partners slipping to fifth behind the Scottish Socialist Party. What, if anything, are the wider implications for Labour, and for the Tories?
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