General Election 2017

At 2015’s closely fought election there was a good deal of overlap between the election promises of the main parties. The contest for votes and fears over a second coalition government led to an escalation of promises that ultimately could not all be kept, and arguably locked us into a Brexit referendum. With a new “hard left” Labour Party and the Conservatives looking to seize the centre ground, our latest analysis looks at how much overlap still exists between party policies.