2015 UK Election

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Election Debates’ Verdict: Sturgeon wins BBC Leaders’ Debate

Judge: Nick Bibby Winner: Nicola Sturgeon Second: Ed Miliband Last: Nigel Farage This was a dramatically different debate from the first one; a concerted attack on the Conservative record. This was an opportunity for the Leader of the Opposition to, well, lead the opposition. Ed Miliband (Lab) spoke as someone who would like to lead … Continue reading

Election Debates’ verdict: Sturgeon wins ITV Leaders’ Debate

Nicola Sturgeon won Thursday’s seven-way Leaders’ Debate. The Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) leader won the debate comfortably in the eyes of the Election Debates’ judging panel by engaging and challenging her opponents and by broadening her appeal beyond Scotland. Election Debates’ judge Colm Flynn said that Ms Sturgeon was “the strongest in the open discussions as she did not rely on scripted answers … Continue reading

Sturgeon wins ITV Leaders’ Debate: Mokhsein

Mai Mokhsein, Convenor of the 2015 World Universities Debating Championship, analyses the debate. Winner: Nicola Sturgeon  Second: Ed Milliband  Last: Nigel Farage  Nicola Sturgeon was the winner of the seven-way debate with the tight combo of Ed Miliband and David Cameron behind her. She was the most engaging, relevant and persuasive speaker in the pack due to her sustained … Continue reading

Sturgeon wins ITV Leaders’ Debate: Bibby

Nick Bibby, author of Adjudication, analyses the debate. Winner: Nicola Sturgeon  Second: David Cameron Last: Nigel Farage The dynamics of this debate were different from what either the audience or some of the speakers were used to. That was a large factor in the decision with the ability to be persuasive on the basis of a … Continue reading

Sturgeon wins ITV Leaders’ Debate: Flynn

Colm Flynn, former Chair of the World Universities Debating Council, anaylses the debate.  Winner: Nicola Sturgeon Second: David Cameron Last: Natalie Bennett Looking at the debate as a whole Nicola Sturgeon was a clear winner. In the first half she stood out with clear arguments and good style. She was also the strongest in the open … Continue reading

ITV Leaders’ Debate – who won and why?

Election Debates’ expert panel will shortly start posting its assessment of who won the  ITV Leaders’ Debate, and why. This seven-person debate, spread over two hours covered a broad range of subjects, from the economy, to immigration, health, education and jobs. The one minute limit on each speaking turn kept things moving, but also denied the audience any serious … Continue reading

Can Miliband rise above the fray?

Follow Election Debates’ rolling coverage of Thursday’s ITV Leaders’ Debate here, and on Twitter @electiondebates Opinion by Andy Hume When Ed Miliband takes to the stage to debate David Cameron on Thursday night, he’ll have plenty of backup. Not just the five aides that each leader has been allowed to bring to the first televised debate proper … Continue reading

Cameron’s big chance

Follow Election Debates’ rolling coverage of Thursday’s ITV Leaders’ Debate here, and on Twitter @electiondebates Opinion by Ray D’Cruz The odds appear stacked against Prime Minister David Cameron for Thursday’s seven-way televised leaders’ debate. One incumbent versus six challengers sounds ugly. The likely dynamic will be five leaders falling over themselves to attack and goad the … Continue reading

Coverage of the UK Leaders’ Debates

Election Debates will be covering the 2015 UK Leaders’ Debates, starting with the seven-way debate on Thursday 2 March. (We’re not covering the Paxman interviews as they’re not debates). Election Debates will once again construct an expert panel of judges, who will apply the rules of the debate, to come to an objective assessment about who … Continue reading