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The Express

13 March 2024

Blunt warning for Jeremy Hunt as voters say pensioners were left worst off by Budget

Responding to the stark findings, Luke Tryl, UK director of More in Common, warned: “It's rare for pensioners to be perceived as losers emerging from a Conservative budget - and for good reason, pensioners' votes are vital to the Tories electoral prospects”.

“The Government will have to hope that the significant triple lock rise coming in April helps to assuage concerns that pensioners have been left behind in a critical election year.”

Financial Times

Financial Times

12 March 2024

Rishi Sunak’s authority ‘seeping away’, say Tory MPs

A survey by the More in Common think-tank, conducted after the March 6 Budget, found the Conservatives had received “zero poll bounce” from the fiscal statement and its 2p cut in national insurance.

 

 

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The Telegraph

29 February 2024

We’re not heading for a Gaza election – Galloway’s win is a protest against Broken Britain

UK Director Luke Tryl offers his snap analysis of Galloway's byelection victory in Rochdale.

"But despite all that, the idea that the next General Election will be “The Gaza Election” is far-fetched. In focus groups in Rochdale, we found Muslim and non-Muslim voters alike were dismayed that their by-election was being treated as a referendum on the Middle East. They wanted to hear what the candidates were going to do to reduce crime in the town centre, to help them get off never-ending waiting lists and to make the cost of living less painful."

 

Labourlist

Labour List

29 February 2024

Rochdale by-election: Results breakdown and analysis as George Galloway says ‘this is for Gaza’

UK Director Luke Tryl offers his snap analysis of Galloway's byelection victory in Rochdale.

Luke Tryl, UK director of More in Common, said it was a “terrible result for main parties”, but “the circumstances mean it is far more likely the lesson here is one about candidate selection and due diligence than about public opinion more broadly”.

Labourlist

Labour List

29 February 2024

Rochdale by-election: ‘Town’s troubles cut through more than Labour’s scandal’

UK Research Manager Ed Hodgson shares findings from our series of focus groups in Rochdale, ahead of their byelection.

"In another world, this by-election would have been an opportunity for the people of Rochdale to finally feel listened to. Instead, some we spoke to at least feel they have been spoken over by candidates who have attracted attention more to themselves than to the needs of the constituency."

Bloomberg

Bloomberg

29 February 2024

Gaza War Looms Over UK By-Election, With George Galloway Seeking Parliamentary Comeback

Luke Tryl speaks to Bloomberg about the upcoming byelection and the prospect of a Galloway victory.