John Curtice

John Kevin Curtice is an academic who is currently Professor of Politics at the University of Strathclyde

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Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha arrive at his Tory headquarters in central London after the General Election put his Conservative Party on the brink of securing an absolute majority in the House of Commons

Election results: What went so wrong for the pollsters – and how did the exit poll get it right?

As the party had itself anticipated, the Conservatives’ path to a majority was paved by the electoral difficulties of the Liberal Democrats

General Election 2015: The 75 seats that will decide who governs Britain

The collapse in Lib Dem support, the neck-and-neck polling for Labour and the Tories and the growth of 'insurgent' parties means there are many constituencies to watch

David Cameron addressing staff at the Asda headquarters in Leeds

General Election 2015: Tories pick up in the polls - but they still need to make progress

The Conservatives' one-point lead will not necessarily be enough to make them the largest party

Neither the Conservatives nor Labour have secured a decisive edge, with both standing at 33 per cent apiece

General Election 2015: Tories and Labour still deadlocked in the polls with support for smaller parties growing

Ukip have remained stubborn on 14 per cent, while the SNP continue to surge ahead

General Election 2015: David Cameron catching up in polls – but he badly needs a clear lead

The race amongst the smaller parties looks just as deadlocked

General Election 2015: Tories win first week of campaigning as polls rise

Support for the Tories has edged up in our weekly poll of polls from 33 per cent last week to 34 per cent now

Ed Miliband is currently the narrow favourite to be the next prime minister in the polls

General Election 2015: No sign of a clear winner as the race begins

While Ed Miliband appears to have the better chance of being the next prime minister, the Tories could still turn the tables

In this election it is less straightforward to identify the constituencies that were likely to determine the outcome of a general election

General Election 2015: The 60 seats that could decide the outcome

Sharp rises and falls in the popularity of the smaller parties mean that there are many other battles that could play an important role in shaping the outcome

Ed Miliband contends with difficult questions from Jeremy Paxman

Battle for Number 10: Miliband survives a rough ride but Cameron takes the edge in first TV battle

Cameron was able to stand up before his audience as the confident, debonair performer

'Insurgent' parties gaining support from voters

Between them, Ukip, the SNP and the Greens have the support of more than one in four of the electorate

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