Deborah Mattinson discusses what next for Labour on The World This Weekend

11th May 2015

Deborah was interviewed for the World This Weekend. Listen to the clip here at 22 minutes in http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05tbst1

  

Deborah Mattinson on what really lies behind the numbers in political polling

8th May 2015

Deborah was on Radio 4's 'More or Less'

Listen to the programme here  http://bbc.in/1zKhKEo

Deborah Mattinson discusses Ed Miliband's popularity on Newsnight

10th April 2015

Deborah was interviewed for last night's Newsnight programme, discussing Ed Miliband's popularity ahead of the election.

You can view the programme here.

BritainThinks/The Guardian: Battleground Britain

9th April 2015

Battleground Britain is a unique collaboration between BritainThinks and The Guardian ahead of the General Election in May. Described as one of the least predictable in living memory, we believe that it is not one election battleground but many. With the static, national poll results obscuring the complex and diverse stories in each constituency, it's more important than ever to understand what lies behind the numbers.

That's why we've convened panels of undecided voters in five key constituencies across the UK. As the election campaign unfolds, we're going to be conducting qualitative and ethnographic tracking research to understand how these swing voters are feeling about the election, what they're noticing of the campaign, and the factors that will impact on how they vote in May. We're running several focus groups with each panel and arming our panelists with a smartphone app to keep 'election diaries', as they go about their daily lives amid the din of the TV debates, canvassing and 24-hour news coverage.

 Reports

Media coverage

Fieldwork notes

Focus groups

Glasgow East

Taunton Deane

Dewsbury

Ealing Central & Acton

Thanet South

Election diary

Daily updates

Weekly Survey

20 Years in 12 Places: BritainThinks research for Heritage Lottery Fund

30th March 2015

We recently completed an extensive research project for HLF to look at the impact of lottery funding of heritage on local communities across Britain.

You can access an overview of the project, a full summary report and essay summarising the main findings, as well as a short film here.

Full data tables from the quantitative surveys can be found below.

BritainThinks/Guardian Battleground Britain: Ealing Central & Acton Wave 1

27th March 2015

As part of the our 'Battleground Britain' project for the Guardian, BritainThinks has convened a panel of 12 swing voters in each of 5 marginal constituencies across the country.

Our fourth focus group fieldwork note is from the Ealing Central & Acton constituency, which you can access below.

You can also read the Guardian's special report on Ealing Central & Acton here.

BritainThinks/Guardian Battleground Britain: Cameron/Miliband TV Q&A

27th March 2015

As part of the our 'Battleground Britain' project with the Guardian, BritainThinks has convened a panel of 12 swing voters in each of 5 marginal constituencies across the country.

If you're interested in what they made of last night's televised Q&A with David Cameron and Ed Miliband, you can read our summary below.

Deborah Mattinson's 'Britain Thinks' column in Market Leader

27th March 2015

Deborah contributed her regular column in Market Leader, this time on the 'Battle of the Campaign Strategies'.

You can access this below.

BritainThinks/Guardian Battleground Britain: Dewsbury Wave 1

26th March 2015

As part of the our 'Battleground Britain' project for the Guardian, BritainThinks has convened a panel of 12 swing voters in each of 5 marginal constituencies across the country.

Our fourth focus group fieldwork note is from the Dewsbury constituency, which you can access below.

You can also read the Guardian's special report on Dewsbury here.

BritainThinks/Guardian Battleground Britain: Taunton Deane Wave 1

25th March 2015

As part of the our 'Battleground Britain' project for the Guardian, BritainThinks has convened a panel of 12 swing voters in each of 5 marginal constituencies across the country.

Our third focus group fieldwork note is from the Taunton Deane constituency, which you can access below.

You can also read the Guardian's special report on Taunton Deane here.