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The French legislative elections – What to expect

The legislative elections in France have passed their first round and President Emmanuel Macron's majority coalition in the legislature looks set for losses. Winning 350 out of 577 seats (a majority of 61) in France's National Assembly back in 2017 and having been re-elected as president two months...

What next for Boris Johnson?

Last Monday Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, announced that the threshold to trigger a vote of confidence in the prime minister had been reached and that a vote was to take place that evening. Boris Johnson won the vote, with 211 (59%) of Conservative MPs voting for him and 148 (41%...

College Green Group Poll Watch: Lib Dem revival as cost of living spiral

The Conservatives suffered in the local elections. There were bright pockets across the country where the party gained seats including the north of England, and surprisingly in the London boroughs of Harrow, Enfield, and Croydon. Whilst Labour performed well in the face of Tory woes, it must not be...

Why did the Conservatives win Harrow and lose Westminster?

As the dust settles from the local elections, our UK political campaign manager, John Moss has been taking the temperature in London and elsewhere around the country. In Harrow, the Conservatives reversed a Labour majority of seven and took control of the council with a similar majority. There had b...
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5 local election races to watch in London

2018 saw Labour’s best ever performance in the London borough elections. The party gained an unprecedented 43.9% of the vote and grew its councillor count in the capital to 1,128 - the highest since 1971. However, as we approach local elections next week, one might ask where Labour can build on thei...

College Green Group Poll Watch: economy slips from Tory grips, Macron leads in final week

Late last week saw the re-emergence of Boris Johnson’s bête noire - Partygate. What looked like a modest Conservative revival in the polls has been completely reversed by the Prime Minister’s receipt of a fixed penalty notice.Heading into the local elections, the Tories are polling at their weakest...
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Is the Rassemblement National’s success a product of a well curated political rebranding?

College Green Group blogs Share on twitter Share on linkedin The old Front National The Front National (FN) was one of the first successful right-wing nationalist parties in western Europe to distance itself from neo-fascist groups in the second half of the 20th century. Inspired by emerging ideas s...
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College Green Group Poll Watch: Labour leads and Le Pen leaps

College Green Group blog Share on twitter Share on linkedin Two weeks ago we noted that the Conservative Government’s response to the war in Ukraine was not having the ‘rallying’ effect that it had hoped for. This week has been no different, in fact, the Conservative stand in a worse position.The 4%...

Why did Hungary’s united opposition fail?

College Green Group blog Striving for change through unity Viktor Orbán’s leadership in Hungary has been fiercely criticised by its opposition at home and by officials in Brussels. In response a coalition of six parties, United for Hungary (UFH), was formed to try to defeat Fidesz, accusing Orbán of...
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Two years of Keir – A bumpy road to gain new voters and win public trust

College Green Group blog With no fanfare or cheering crowds, and relatively little attention, Sir Keir Starmer was elected the Labour Party’s 19th leader* two years ago. COVID-19 cast shadows over his vision, achievement and personality, and Starmer trod the most difficult of lines for an Opposition...

College Green Group Poll Watch: stability reigns – for now

College Green Group blog Share on twitter Share on linkedin It seems as though voters have retreated into their bunkers for the time being. The Government has scored no big foreign policy wins, the Opposition has notched no points to its political scorecard, and neither has shifted much in the polls...

How can I take advantage of Google grants to make a successful paid keyword strategy for my non-profit campaign?

Google offers a £10,000 grant for eligible non-profits to use on online ads. This scheme can help organisations raise awareness, funds, or direct potential supporters’ attention towards a cause. As with most grants, there is a long list of requirements, and organisations must meet all of them to be...

College Green Group Poll Watch: the bounce back of Teflon Boris?

College Green Group blog Share on twitter Share on linkedin As the conflict in Eastern Europe sadly continues, the polls have tightened in the UK. As College Green Group poll watch predicted two weeks ago, the Labour lead over the Conservatives has fallen to just 2-3% according to SavantaComRes, Red...

College Green Group Poll Watch: Donbass and Donetsk displace Downing Street Drinks

College Green Group blog Share on twitter Share on linkedin In a week dominated by the war in Ukraine, focus on polls has dwindled. 33-34% of respondents stated that their voting intentions for the next election are Conservative. Meanwhile, Labour is hovering at around 38 - a notably small lead for...

The splintering of the Portuguese right: the strategic craftiness of the Liberal Initiative

College Green Group blog Share on twitter Share on linkedin On Sunday, Portugal went to the polls for its second general election in three years. Today, headlines highlight the success of Antonio Costa’s Socialist Party, which exceeded expectations and won an absolute majority. After governing Portu...

What’s the beef over meat-free marketing?

College Green Group blog Share on twitter Share on linkedin As Veganuary 2022 draws to a close, many of us would have seen the strategic marketing campaigns of advocates from both sides of the divide - farmers trying to sustain their livelihoods and vegans seeking further advancement of their ethica...

How to approach your ‘competency-based interview’?

College Green Group blog Share on twitter Share on linkedin A central part of the Conservative Party candidate assessment is the competency-based interview. But just what is this and why does it form such an important part of the process of becoming a Conservative MP? The Conservative Party complete...

Changes to the Conservative candidate assessment process

College Green Group blog The Conservative Party paused the assessment process for new parliamentarians as the country went into Plan B restrictions before Christmas. Now, as these restrictions are lifted, it has announced a new approach to candidate screening, with the six assessment tasks being spl...

Scott Morrison’s stance on Novak Djokovic and the Australian Open – public health strategy or election campaigning?

College Green Group blog Share on twitter Share on linkedin Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s approval rating has dropped substantially from 65% in February last year, to 48% in the final poll of the year. Discontent over the allocation of taxpayer funded grants and poor vaccination rollout...

The battle of perception – Hispanic and Latino votes cannot be taken for granted by Democrats in America

College Green Group blog 2020 saw Democrats successfully eat into Republican strongholds across the Arizona, Texas, Georgia, and Florida suburbs. They gained support amongst white women, the elderly, and college-educated voters - new ground for the party. However, Democratic cork-popping would soon...