Dr Chris Hanretty, Reader in Politics, PPL
In 2014 Dr Chris Hanretty set up a website, together with colleagues from the London School of Economics and Durham University, publishing daily updates and forecasts of the election outcome, including the likely outcome in each seat. Electionforecast.co.uk led to partnerships with national and international media and Chris became BBC Newsnight’s polling expert – appearing every other night in the week prior to the election. The forecasts have been used by public authorities, research departments in international banks and civil society organisations as well as publications such as the Financial Times and The Telegraph.
Election forecasting - interview April 2015