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Analysis – Bookies win again versus emotion-skewed opinion polls
13/5 Reuters
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on how betting markets are more accurate than polls. Also featured on Yahoo! and Christian Today

Who will become the next Labour leader? The bookies’ top five
12/5 The Week UK
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on how betting odds can be used to predict election outcomes

Conservative Voters Give Pollsters Politically Correct Answers . . . and Then They Vote
10/5 The National Review
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on why the betting markets were better at predicting the outcome of the general election

Victoire de Cameron : les parieurs meilleurs que les sondeurs
9/5 Le Lab Politique
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on how betting odds can be used to predict election outcomes

Pollsters sorry for wrong predictions
8/5 The Sun – online
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on why the polls got it so wrong in the general election

Why the polls got it so wrong in the British election
8/5 The Conversation
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School writes about why the polls got it so wrong in the general election

Why the polls got it so wrong in the British election
8/5 Notts TV News
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School is interviewed live on why the polls got it so wrong in the general election

Markets and pollsters both failed in the UK
8/5 Bloomberg
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on why the polls got it so wrong in the general election

British Election’s Other Losers: Pollsters
8/5 New York Times
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on how the betting markets proved more reliable in forecasting the outcome of the general election

General election analysis
8/5 Notts TV
Dr Rose Gann, Head of the Division of Politics and International Relations at Nottingham Trent University, offers her expertise as part of an election special

Pollsters suffer a ‘terrible’ election defeat
8/5 Financial Times
Dr Matthew Ashton, politics lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, on why the pollsters were one of the big losers on election night

General election odds 2015: who the bookies back
7/5 The Week UK
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on using the betting markets to predict the outcome of the general election

Fictional seven-party politics: who would win a battle of the best on-screen leaders? 
7/5 CNN
Media lecturers Phil Nodding and Jools Ayodeji, from the School of Art & Design, reveal their top on-screen political leaders of all time ahead of the general election

Labour crime policies offer few surprises
6/5 The Conversation
Roger Hopkins Burke, Principal Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, scrutinises Labour’s crime policies as part of The Conversation’s ‘Manifesto Check’

Fact Check: would the UK be better off leaving the EU?
6/5 The Conversation
Professor Robert Ackrill from Nottingham Business School analyses UKIP’s statement that being members of the EU is holding back UK trade

Veo al laborismo con más opciones, pero es como lanzar una moneda al aire
6/5 ABC Spain
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School is interviewed about potential outcomes of the general election (translated from Spanish)

Fictional seven-party politics: who would win a battle of the best on-screen leaders?
6/5 The Conversation
Media lecturers Phil Nodding and Jools Ayodeji, from the School of Art & Design, reveal their top on-screen political leaders of all time ahead of the general election

General election
6/5 Notts TV News
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on using polls and betting markets to predict the outcome of the general election

Uma geração afastada das urnas
4/5 El Pais
Matt Henn, Professor of Social Research in the School of Social Sciences, on young people and voting ahead of the General Election

Why Satirical Dismissiveness Dominates Political Imagery
1/5 Huffington Post
Dr Kevin J. Hunt on modern day use of political imagery

Manifesto Check: pro-GM but anti-EU, UKIP could cost UK farming
1/5 The Conversation
Professor Robert Ackrill from Nottingham Business School analyses UKIP’s proposals on food and agriculture

Election latest
30/4 Notts TV
Matt Henn, Professor of Social Research in the School of Social Sciences, discusses the election latest

Polls get more accurate as the election gets closer
30/4 Nottingham Post
Dr Matthew Ashton, senior lecturer in politics at Nottingham Trent University, writes for the Nottingham Post

Hard evidence: will young people vote, and does it even matter?
30/4 The Conversation
Matt Henn, Professor of Social Research in the School of Social Sciences, on young people and voting

Hate the players, love the game: why young people aren’t voting
30/4 The Conversation
Highlights research by Professor Matt Henn and Nick Foard – of the School of Social Sciences – which investigated young people’s attitudes towards politics

Labour’s rent control plans may have unintended consequences

29/4 The Conversation
Professor Michael White of the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment discusses Labour’s rent policy

Political betting and election odds: four things you should know
28/4 Daily Telegraph
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School discusses political betting

Whoever governs, Britain’s Africa policy is tied to the UN and the EU
28/4 The Conversation
Dr Marie Gibert, of the School of Social Sciences, discusses Britain’s policy towards Africa

Seven betting ideas to make some money from the British election
24/4 Bloomberg
Comment on election betting from Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams of Nottingham Business School

SNP
21/4 Notts TV
Dr Matthew Ashton, a politics lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, discusses how and why the SNP are becoming more popular and how a potential coalition with the party might work

Why social media won’t win the election (this time)
20/4 Political Studies Association (PSA) blog
Dr Jens Binder, a psychologist in the School of Social Sciences, on social media and the general election

NHS future looks grim – yet politicians still make election promises they can’t keep

17/4 The Conversation
Professor Malcolm Prowle from Nottingham Business School on the future of the NHS following the general election

Predicting the General Election result: what data can and can’t tell us
17/4 The Information Daily
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School believes that betting markets are better than the polls at predicting the outcome of the general election

Manifesto Check: Tory housing policy won’t get generation rent onto the property ladder
17/4 The Conversation
Professor Michael White, of the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, gives an analysis of emerging housing policies

Treating the trolls: Are there other ways to address the tide of online abuse?
16/4 Huffington Post (Beyond the Ballot – ‘the Huffington Post’s alternative take on the general election’
Psychologist Professor Mark Griffiths – of the School of Social Sciences – on how to deal with internet trolls

Election Live: April 16
16/4 BBC News Online
Professor Robert Dingwall, of the School of Social Sciences, on NHS funding ahead of the election

Air raid shows how badly UKIP understands defence
16/4 The Conversation
Dr Liam McCarthy, lecturer in international relations in the School of Social Sciences, on the UKIP manifesto and the defence budget

What Are the Odds? Labour to Win Power With Cameron PM
15/4 Bloomberg
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on the probability of who will be the next Prime Minister. Also featured on Biz News

Taking a stand: candidates set out their stall for election
14/4 Children and Young People Now
Dr Jason Pandya-Wood, Head of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University, is standing for Labour in Sleaford and North Hykeham

Regional economy
14/4 BBC East Midlands Today
Will Rossiter from Nottingham Business School on how the regional economy has performed under the coalition government (report begins at approx. 08:20). Comments also used on BBC Radio Nottingham news bulletins

Manifesto Check: Plaid using old policy for its new transport vision
14/4 The Conversation
Dr John Disney from Nottingham Business School analyses Plaid Cymru’s transport policy

And the winner is…election abstention?
14/4 Political Studies Association (PSA) blog
Matt Henn, Professor of Social Research in NTU’s School of Social Sciences, writes for the PSA blog

General Election 2015
13/4 BBC East Midlands Today
Dr Matthew Ashton, politics lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, discusses what he’s looking out for in the forthcoming election

We need to re-define defence spending in the light of recent debates in the UK
10/4 LSE British Politics and Policy blog
Dr Liam McCarthy, a lecturer in international relations in NTU’s School of Social Sciences, writes for the LSE British politics and policy blog

Naomi Long will need perfect storm to retain East Belfast seat in battle of popular Lord Mayors
10/4 Belfast Telegraph
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School forecasts the general election outcome for East Belfast

Manifesto Check: Plaid bites off more than it can chew with ambitious food plans
9/4 The Conversation
Professor Robert Ackrill from Nottingham Business School analyses Plaid Cymru’s agricultural and food policy

In British vote too tight to call, gamblers seek the $150 million answer
8/4 Reuters US and UK
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School explains why betting markets are better than the polls at predicting the outcome of the general election

Election latest
8/4 Notts TV
Dr Matthew Ashton, politics lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, discusses the general election latest with one month to go

‘Young people must see politics as a vehicle for change once again’
2/4 New Statesman
Research from Nottingham Trent University found that nearly two thirds of 18-year olds claim an interest in politics, yet say they are “turned off” by politics and political parties

Election 2015: Who would gamble on the East Midlands marginals?
2/4 BBC News Election 2015
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School predicts gains and losses in the East Midlands according to the betting markets

Zero hours contracts
1/4 BBC Radio 2, Drive time
Peter McTigue from Nottingham Law School talks about the pros and cons of zero hours contracts as Ed Miliband proposes to eradicate them (featured at approx. 01:38:00)

Zero hours contracts
1/4 BBC Radio Nottingham
Peter McTigue from Nottingham Law School talks about the pros and cons of zero hours contracts as Ed Miliband proposes to eradicate them (feature starts at approx. 01:25:50)

Missing voters
1/4 BBC East Midlands Today
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School is interviewed about the impact of people not registering to vote (featured 5 minutes in)

On the Frontline: Weaponised higher education?
1/4 Discover Society
Dr Liz Morrish from the School of Arts and Humanities on the general election and higher education issues

What women want: female voters tell ITV News Central their General Election demands
30/3 ITV Central
Dr Rose Gann, Head of the Division of Politics and International Relations at Nottingham Trent University, discusses women’s engagement with politics

Betting markets
29/3 BBC Sunday Politics
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School predicts gains and losses in the East Midlands according to the betting markets (featured at approx. 50:30:00)

David Cameron announcement
24/3 LBC Radio
Dr Matthew Ashton, a politics lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, on David Cameron’s statement that he won’t serve a third term if the Conservatives stay in power

What are the chances?
22/3 BBC Radio 4, The Westminster Hour
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on why the bookies are wiser than the pollsters when it comes to predicting the general election outcome

Political Storytelling and the Land of Make-Believe
19/3 Huffington Post
Dr Kevin J. Hunt from the School of Art & Design talks politics and storytelling

Five myths about Europe that need busting before the British general election
16/3 The Conversation
Professor Robert Ackrill from Nottingham Business School writes about a decision on the UK’s place in the EU really means

NHS deserves politicians who can make and defend hard choices
20/3 The Conversation
Robert Dingwall, Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, discusses the NHS in relation to the forthcoming election

Budget 2015
18/3 BBC Radio 4 (The World Tonight)
Dr Matthew Ashton, politics lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, on the potential impact of the budget in Nottingham

What a suit says about a politician
17/3 BBC Radio Nottingham
Senior lecturer Daniel Easters gives an analysis of what the party leaders are wearing and what it says about them

Sparks fly as energy costs fuel squabble
14/3 Nottingham Post
Dr Hafez Abdo from Nottingham Business School comments on Ed Miliband’s pledge to reduce energy costs

Is it time to reform the 1985 Transport Act?
13/3 Bus and Coach
Dr John Disney from Nottingham Business School outlines proposals for a new bus system under the next government

Victims of crime need to be believed not get a new law
13/3 Nottingham Post
Dr Samantha Pegg from Nottingham Law School says proposals for new laws to help victims are flawed

Election 2015: Reform of zero hours contracts ‘could show UK’s shaky economic foundations’
12/3 Nottingham Post
Peter McTigue from Nottingham Law School talks about the future of zero hour contracts after the General Election

David Cameron and party leaders indicate they will take part in digital election debate
11/3 Daily Telegraph
Dr Matthew Ashton – a politics and media expert in Nottingham Trent University’s School of Social Sciences – on David Cameron and the TV election debates latest

Politics live
11/3 BBC News Online (update 3.10pm)
Dr Matthew Ashton – a politics and media expert in Nottingham Trent University’s School of Social Sciences – on David Cameron and the TV election debates latest

Universities should be at heart of the national debate
10/3 Wonkhe
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Peck, on preparing ourselves for a period when universities become the subject of regular debate

If you want to know who will win the election, ask a gambler

9/3 The Daily Telegraph
Betting markets are more reliable than polls at predicting the outcome of a national vote, says Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams, director of the Political Forecasting Unit at Nottingham Business School

Bookmakers say Anna Soubry could be one of the high profile election ‘casualties’
7/3 Nottingham Post
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams, director of the Political Forecasting Unit at Nottingham Business School, explains why betting markets are better than polls at predicting the General Election outcome

6/3 BBC Radio Nottingham
Dr Matthew Ashton, Nottingham Trent University politics lecturer, on the TV election debates

Broadcasters expected to go ahead with TV election debates
5/3 The Guardian
Dr Matthew Ashton, an expert in politics and the media in the School of Social Sciences, discusses David Cameron’s handling of the TV election debates

Are the Greens Ready for Power?
4/3 Huffington Post
Professor Tim Cooper, an expert in sustainable consumption at the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, gives an analysis of the Green Party ahead of its conference

A fashion manifesto for the general election
2/3 Drapers
Amanda Briggs-Goode, Head of Fashion, Knitware and Textile Design in the School of Art & Design, explains what she feels the fashion industry needs from the general election

BBC Campaign Countdown
27/2 BBC News Online (update 15.44)
Nottingham Trent University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Edward Peck, gives his view on Ed Miliband’s £6,000 tuition fees pledge

Voters wary of promises in Britain’s unpredictable election
25/2 Yahoo! News
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on the likely outcome of the General Election. Also featured in news outlets across the world, including the Daily Mail, ABC News, Washington Times, New Zealand Herald, Japan Times and The Hong Kong Standard.

Here’s the UK election result. Probably.
18/2 Bloomberg Business Week
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on using betting markets to predict the outcome of the UK General Election 2015

British bookmakers predict Cameron win
18/2 Chicago Tribune
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on using betting markets to predict the outcome of the UK General Election 2015

El premier es favorito para revalidar el cargo
15/2 ABC (Spain)
Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams from Nottingham Business School on potential outcomes of the UK General Election 2015

After Greece, the UK is next in line for an electoral shake-up
5/2 The Conversation
Matt Henn, Professor of Social Research in the School of Social Sciences, writes for The Conversation

5/2 BBC Radio West Midlands, BBC Radio Suffolk, BBC Radio Norfolk, BBC Radio Leicester, BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Lancashire, BBC Radio Kent, BBC Radio Humberside, BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester, BBC Radio Guernsey, BBC Radio Essex, BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio Cornwall, BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Radio London
Professor Matt Henn of the School of Social Sciences on the importance of young people voting in the election – and potential changes to the country’s political make-up if more people voted

3/2 Notts TV
Professor Matt Henn, of the School of Social Sciences, previews the conference Citizens, Parties and Political Action: Political Participation and the UK General Election 2015, which took place at NTU on February 4

28/1 Notts TV
Dr Jens Binder, a psychologist in the School of Social Sciences, talks about the use of social media by politicians and political parties in the run up to the general election

22/1 Trans World Radio
Dr Matthew Ashton, politics lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, discusses democracy and political participation ahead of the general election

When it comes to jobs it’s quality not quantity that matters
20/1 The Conversation

Chris Lawton from Nottingham Business School writes about the quality of employment in the UK following David Cameron’s proposals for ‘full employment’

Full employment
19/1 Guardian Live Blog
Dr Bruce Philp from Nottingham Business School on political party claimant counts following David Cameron’s pledge on ‘full employment’

14/1 BBC Radio Nottingham
Dr Matthew Ashton, politics lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, discusses the latest regarding the televised election debates

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