John Curtice

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

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Nigel Farage and members of the UKIP team celebrate after Mark Reckless won the Rochester and Strood by-election at Medway Park, Gillingham near Rochester, Kent
Douglas Carswell stands with Nigel Farage on October 9, 2014 in Clacton-on-Sea, England.

Clacton by-election: The Ukip bubble shows no signs of deflating quite yet

The party now has the oxygen of further electoral success to help it sustain its support through to next May

David Cameron and Alex Salmond signed the Edinburgh Agreement two years ago

Scottish referendum's swings and turnabouts: two years on the long road to poll position

Most of the pollsters are probably now breathing a sigh of relief

Ballot boxes for today’s referendum being delivered in Edinburgh

Scottish independence: A nail-biting time for politicians – but for worried pollsters too

But pollsters are bracing themselves for criticism if they get it wrong

Yes supporters gather outside the Usher Hall, Edinburgh. The latest polls suggest that the 'No' campaign is slightly ahead

Scottish indepence polls: All to play for as result comes down to the don’t-knows

Between them the last half dozen polls point to an average of Yes 49 per cent, No 51 per cent

The Yes side don’t believe Scotland will lose the pound

Scottish independence: The Yes side don’t believe Scotland will lose the pound

Yes camp have made significant progress on whether or not an independent Scotland would be a more prosperous country

A defaced Ukip poster in Sheffield. The three major parties face serious questions about strategy for next year’s general election

European elections 2014 Ukip analysis: Unpopular big three parties give Nigel Farage room to manoeuvre

Both Labour and Ukip had something to prove when the Euro votes were eventually counted on Sunday night.

Nigel Farage in Essex yesterday; Ukip gained about 150 seats in the local elections

Local election results 2014: Gloomy results all round - unless you're a Ukip voter

Only London, with its well educated population, resisted the Ukip tide. In the capital, Nigel Farage’s party managed only 11 per cent of the vote on average in the wards in which it stood.

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