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Follow the General Election online
Lots of questions are being asked ahead of the General Election on 8 June and, according to a new site from Google, the most common include: “What party is Theresa May from?”, “Who is the Lib Dem Leader?” and “Who should I vote for?”. Compiling data from Google Trends, it makes for enlightening reading.
Aside from learning how much interest there is in the five most searched-for parties and their leaders, you can track the nation’s general mood and view trending queries. You can also see how many people are considering joining a particular party and the specific questions being asked about them, and view facts including the current majority held by the Conservatives and regional election trends. Clicking the various elements lets you explore the information in greater detail.
However, it’s not all about the stats and there are relevant articles from sources such as the BBC, Reuters, The Guardian, Financial Times and local and foreign press. Google doesn’t bother with polls or attempts at analysis (potentially a good thing), but there is certainly plenty to ponder as you make up your mind over where to place that cross. bit.ly/election423