The Constitution Unit


Unit in the News - the General Election Coverage (May 2015)

14 May 2015

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In the run up to the General election and after, members of the Unit have been cited in the following articles and media apperances on a number of issues surrounding the election.

Article Name Outlet Date
Can we stop the rise of the career politician? (PCUK) The Telegraph 25/11/2014
Who are the 2015 parliamentary candidates? BBC Westminster Hour (@25-35 mins) 04/01/2015
All-women shortlists Daily Politics 28/01/2015
Labour's pink battle bus & women voters Newsnight (@28 mins) 11/02/2015
'Not out of it, but above it': how the Queen will engineer a royal retreat to keep out of a hung parliament The Guardian 06/03/2015
Women in politics Good Morning Britain 11/03/2015
Sir Gus O'Donnell Warns SNP Surge Will Call Into Question Legitimacy Of Voting System Huffington Post 13/03/2015
Greens have fewer ethnic minority candidates than any other party, including Ukip Evening Standard 13/03/2015
The 2015 election campaign BBC Today (@2:53:52) 16/03/2015
GMB Poll: Parties haven't done enough to convince floating voters Good Morning Britain 23/03/2015
What's wrong with our MPs? Channel 4 News 23/03/2015
Cameron's Decision to Rule Out 3rd Term to Affect UK General Elections Sputnik International 24/03/2015
Women in Westminster: The gender gap Beth Rigby, Financial Times 26/03/2015
The politics of equality Samina Kiyani, Islam Channel 28/03/2015
Which party has the most career politicians standing for election - and how many have had a 'real job'? (PCUK) Daily Telegraph 30/03/2015
Revealed: Which party is doing the most to get women into politics? Daily Telegraph 31/03/2015
Today's Prime Ministers are younger than ever Asa Bennett, Daily Telegraph 01/04/2015
Will small parties help reform the political class? Jennifer Hudson & Rosie Campbell, Daily Telegraph 02/04/2015
What needs to happen to move one of the parties ahead in the elections & on undecided voters Good Morning Britain 07/04/2015
Top 10 questions about hung parliaments BBC Blogs 13/04/2015
Clegg Opens 2015 U.K. Election Pitch by Defending 2010 Coalition Bloomberg 15/04/2015
We are on the brink of a constitutional scandal The Independent 15/04/2015
Party leader debates and the campaign so far BBC News Channel 16/04/2015
Reality Check: Do parties keep manifesto pledges? BBC news 17/04/2015
Coalition and minority governments are not so unusual in UK elections The Guardian 17/04/2015
The 2015 BME vote BBC2 17/04/2015
Record number of women running for election Sky news 19/04/2015
The 2015 campaign: Two weeks in The World this Weekend, BBC Radio 4, Mark Mardell 19/04/2015
Era of coalition government threatens to undermine democracy FT 21/04/2015
What happens if there's a hung parliament? Don't panic - there's a plan The Guardian 22/04/2015
Why markets shouldn't necessarily fear a minority government in the UK City A.M 23/04/2015
Parties manifesto pledges: Where are the details? BBC News Channel 23/04/2015
How Do Our Politicians Represent Us The Finnish Institute 28/04/2015
UK elections and the ethnic diaspora India Today/TV Today 30/04/2015
(In Japenese) Yomiuri Shimbun 02/05/2015
General Election 2015: House of Lords could swell to nearly 1,000 if Labour wins. The Independent 03/05/2015
Cameron 'will try to cling to power even if coalition loses majority' The Guardian 04/05/2015
Can a second-placed party in an election legitimately call the shots? The Guardian 05/05/2015
Politician Lede leads to prosperity for small parties The Danish Information Daily 05/05/2015
British election raises legitimacy question AFP 05/05/2015
News Interview RTE 05/05/2015
Coalition and minority governments are not so unusual in UK elections The Guardian 06/05/2015
Peter Riddell: 2015 election outcome likely to be more 'complicated' than 2010 Civil Service World 06/05/2015
UK polls raise legitimacy question The Daily Star 06/05/2015
Devolution and the Union 'will dominate next parliament' Holyrood 06/05/2015
Blunt math, sharp politics will decide UK election outcome Deutsche Welle 06/05/2015
The union is at risk - whether you realise it or not Joshua Rozenberg -BBC 06/05/2015
Charlie Brooker's Election Swipe @ 57mins Charlie Brooker's Election Swipe 06/05/2015
ITN news at 10 ITN 06/05/2015
Experts on election rules to prevent hung Parliament hiccups Times Higher Education 07/05/2015
After UK votes are cast, the real political work begins The gulf news 07/05/2015
Legitimacy is in eye of beholder in British elections The Australian 07/05/2015
Referendo sobre Europa promete aumentar divisões no novo parlament Journali 07/05/2015
Alternative Election Night Channel 4 07/05/2015
General Election 2015: Palace confirms Queen will not pull out of giving speech The Independent 07/05/2015
Will the Queen 'take control' if election creates a stalemate? The Guardian 07/05/2015
Why the UK election matters to the rest of the world NBC news 09/05/2015
Cameron girds up for titanic battles on Scotland and the EU The Conversation 11/05/2015
Robert Hazell : « La chancelière ne fera que reprendre les engagements formulés par l'ensemble des grands partis britanniques après le référendum de septembre Les Échos 11/05/2015
Evolution, Revolution and the Constitution Salon Debates 06/05/2015
ITN election coverage ITN 07/05/2015
CNN news @ 8am (RoBert Hazell) CNN 08/05/2015
RTE news (Robert Hazell) RTE 08/05/2015
NHK Japan Broadcasting news channel NHK Japan Broadcasting 08/05/2015
Robert Hazell on BBC World Service Newshour BBC 08/05/2015
BBC TV News at 6 and 10 - Robert Hazell BBC 08/05/2015
BBC TV Scotland News with Tim Reid - Robert Hazell
BBC 08/05/2015
BBC TV Scotland News @ 6.30pm - Robert Hazell
BBC 08/05/2015
Why the UK election matters to the rest of the world  CNN 08/05/2015
London Letter: Tory minority in Lords set to trouble Cameron
 The Irish Times 15/05/2015