Manifesto Watch: Content analysis of Conservative and Labour Manifestos, 1945-2019

There has been a great deal of interest in recent years in the direction of travel of the main political parties in the UK. The Conservative and Labour Parties have both been accused of harking back to the past, relying on old solutions to new problems. Both parties have also been accused of abandoning the values of their parties, their members or both.

General election manifestos help us to judge whether these accusations have legitimate grounding.  This report on UK Manifestos is based on a comparative, quantitative analysis of the manifestos of the two main (at least by national vote-share) UK political parties. 


Manifesto Watch 6 dec 2019