Political Monitoring & Research

Wythenshaw by-election: Tory & UKIP battle for second place as Labour eye victory

06/02/2014 Next week there will be a by-election in the previously safe Labour seat of Wythenshawe and Sale East, following the death of the former minister Paul Goggins in January. He had a majority of 7,575 at the last general election. read more

LexElects #1: The Countdown Begins

29/11/2013 Lexington Communications starts the countdown to 2015 with a series of briefings exploring the key issues facing the parties, candidates and electorate in the run up to what looks to be one of the most closely fought elections of recent times. read more

Banking Commission Gives Osborne a Political Headache

13/03/2013 Following the publication of the Second Banking Commission report, and the Second Reading of the Financial Services Bill, Andrew Tyrie will be quietly satisfied. What promised to be a discreet focus on the libor scandal has ballooned into a wide ranging City probe. read more

Think Tank Quarterly - Welfare Reform

01/03/2013 In this edition of Think Tank Quarterly, Lexington looks at welfare reform.read more


01/03/2013 The result of last night's Eastleigh by-election was little short of disastrous for David Cameron . By being beaten into third place by UKIP and the Liberal Democrats, it underlined what most Conservative MPs already knewread more

Lib Dem Conference 2012: The Week Ahead

21/09/2012 In the week Nick Clegg became a YouTube sensation, he may feel that it is one of the few moments of mirth in the two years of Coalition government. The Liberal Democrats have lost a third of their voters, hundreds of councillors and activists and Clegg is only marginally more popular than Osborne.read more

Cameron placates his party - for now

04/09/2012 David Cameron has faced major challenges over the past six months. In his reshuffle today he has chosen to focus primarily on rising concern within his own party about the lack of a distinctive Conservative agendaread more

Think Tank Quarterly: The Skills Edition

27/04/2012 We look at how think tanks are informing the Government's skills agendaread more

Think Tank Quarterly: Localism

13/01/2012 We review the work of think tanks in relation to the Government’s localism agenda. read more