John Curtice

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

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Cold wind from Washington could blow away Labour's nine-point lead

The secret wish of most Labour MPs must be: "Oh that spring were here." Our latest NOP poll indicates Labour has opened a nine-point lead over Conservatives. If that were to materialise at the election, nearly every Labour MP could hold their seat, and Tony Blair would have a secure third term.

We may have three small losers rather than one big winner

One of the rituals of election night is the sight of politicians trying to argue that their party has done well irrespective of the outcome. At least one party usually has an easier job than the others. However, when the results of tomorrow's local and London elections are declared, all three main parties could be struggling.

The well-heeled of Kensington vote with their feet to make no party really happy

FOR MICHAEL PORTILLO the result was little short of perfect. But for Mr Hague, the outcome was yet another disappointment. Mr Portillo's re-entry into Westminster politics has predictably raised large questions about the future of his party.

So, could the Tories still triumph at the next election?

`There is a hint of uncertainty in the air as polls suggest that the shine is coming off New Labour'

Podium: Reality and illusion in Ulster

From a speech delivered by the professor of politics to the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association

Podium: A revolution derailed by devolution

From a lecture by the deputy director of the Centre for Research into Elections and Social Trends at University College, London

There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip, Donald

No less than one in four Scots are still undecided. Labour's lead could yet go into reverse

Jenkins Commission: A swing to more complex elections

LORD JENKINS' report has many bridges still to cross. But it has already changed the terms of the debate about electoral reform in Britain. Both pro- and anti-reformers are going to have to rethink their arguments.

Sorry, Mr Hague, but voters are warming to the euro

By the next election, he could find Euroscepticism a much diminished pool in which to fish for votes

PR would save the Tories' bacon

The biggest U-turn of all could turn the tables on Labour. John Curtice advises a Conservative rethink
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