I’m Afraid There is No Money: Five Years of Coalition

  • Philip Cowley
  • Dennis Kavanagh


In the early hours of 8 May 2015, during his victory speech at Conservative Campaign Headquarters, David Cameron described the general election as one where ‘pundits got it wrong, the pollsters got it wrong, the commentators got it wrong’.


Prime Minister Vote Share Local Election Quantitative Ease Alternative Vote 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 14.
    For a good discussion of this, see Thomas Quinn et al., ‘ The UK Coalition Agreement of 2010: Who Won?’, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 21(2) (2011): 295–312.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. See Paul Whiteley, Harold D. Clarke, David Sanders and Marianne C. Stewart, ‘Britain Says NO: Voting in the AV Ballot Referendum’, Parliamentary Affairs, 65(2) (2012): 301–22.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. David Rossiter, Ron Johnston and Charles Pattie, ‘Representing People and Representing Places: Community, Continuity and the Current Redistribution of Parliamentary Constituencies in the UK’, Parliamentary Affairs, 66(4) (2013): 856–86.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© The Editor(s) 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Cowley
    • 1
  • Dennis Kavanagh
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen Mary University of LondonUK
  2. 2.University of LiverpoolUK

Personalised recommendations