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‘When is the next UK general election?’ and every other question you have about how quickly we can get a change of Government
It's felt like an eternity since the public last got a say in who runs the UK and one of the questions we are asked most often is when the next election might be. So here are all your questions answered.
Barred from the ballot: Why young people like me are so angry about voter ID
Why is it that I - a woman in my early 20s - will be turned away if I try to vote using my travel card, but someone over the age of 60 won't for using theirs? Doesn't seem very democratic, right? That's because it's not.
Tactical Voting: FAQs
Answering frequently asked questions on tactical voting. What is tactical voting? How does it work? Are tactical vote recommendations accurate? How do I find out who to vote for?
Five things that SHOULD be April Fools' Day jokes, but…aren't
Full disclosure: we were going to do an April Fools' Day joke. It's a fun date in every marketer’s calendar, a way to poke fun at the government (or more...
Bringing our new brand to life
  Cal Roscow, our Executive Director of Marketing, reveals Best for Britain's new style guide and messaging:
Don’t fall for the Sweden Democrats' cunning plan for Swexit
David Cameron's renegotiations with Brussels unintentionally paved the way for Brexit, but now Sweden's right wing populists are trying to do the same.
By-election wrap up: Double defeat for Sunak could mask closer General Election
Beyond the usual by-election caveats, the results of these two races mask a much closer contest to come.
Everything you need to know about the Welsh Labour Leadership contest
With Welsh Labour Members heading to the polls this Friday, we bid Hwyl Fawr to Prif Weinidog, and Labour Leader, Mark Drakeford. Best for Britain’s Georgia Wiltshire takes a look at the candidates in the running for the job
The Greens have reason to hate it, but tactical voting is more important than ever
“It’s not easy bein’ green” - a 1970 hit for Kermit the Frog and a truism in British politics. Despite enjoying sustained and widespread support, the Green Party have been consistently and almost completely frustrated by our outdated electoral system.
Everything wrong with the Guardian’s ‘defence of Brexit’ piece
While making no mention of a myriad of issues sparked by the UK’s departure from the EU, some of the ‘proof’ offered in this thesis that Brexit has not been a disaster is questionable. Let’s pick over some of the highlights.
Sunak’s climate report card
With leaders from all over the world gathering in the UAE to take stock of global progress, we at B4B thought it was the perfect time to do an appraisal of our own. Queue, a whistle-stop tour of Rishi's regrettable record on tackling climate change.
Superstitions, Premonitions & Polling for St Andrew’s Day
What unites Cyprus, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and islands in Columbia, Spain and Barbados? It’s their celebration of St Andrew’s day at the end of November.
The Farage effect: why Nigel has tanked I’m a Celeb’s ratings
Those on X might have seen #BoycottImACeleb trending over the last week, as tens of thousands of angry viewers pledged not to watch ITV's flagship show over the platforming of populist politician Nigel Farage.
Tories raise election spending limits to inflation-busting £35 million
The Government has just decided to rush through some tax cuts and if that doesn’t tell you an election is imminent I don’t know what will. But it’s not the only clue. This year the government also increased the spending limits for parties and campaigners at elections
Annus Horribilis, one year of Rishi Sunak
As his rapidly diminishing group of friends don paper hats, blow up balloons and grab last minute cards from the corner-shop to celebrate this most ignominious anniversary, what does Sunak credibly have to celebrate after 365 days holding office?
The Election has started...
Labour's monumental wins in the two by-elections held last night have rightly energised those who believe that a change at the top is critical to the future of our country...
Starmer, shawarma, stalls and sparkles - Best for Britain at Labour Party Conference
The last time I attended the Labour Party’s annual conference in a rain lashed Brighton, the general mood matched the weather. Two years later and everything has changed, changed utterly.
It matters that the Tories love Nigel Farage again. Look up the name Preston Manning, and you’ll see why
Both Manning and Farage demonstrate how our current “winner takes all” system can be used by the far right to spook moderate conservatives into normalising fringe views. If Labour wins the next election, it should take a look at the last 70 years of UK politics, 46 of which have had Conservative governments elected on a minority of votes, and weigh up if proportional representation may not serve both them and the country better.
Even after Rishi’s car crash conference, he’s got a good shot of winning the election
For those watching Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party conference speech on Wednesday, you might have been surprised by his jubilant tone and overt confidence.
The view from Brighton - Best for Britain at Green Party Conference
Green Party conference is different from that of the other main parties. Not in a logistical sense; it uses the same Brighton Centre that hosts the others. But in the way that it feels: it feels like true people-centred politics.