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Weekly Election Briefing (24 April)

24 April 2015

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Josh looks at the week that was in planning and politics.

We’re now less than two weeks away from the big day. This week saw the remainder of the manifestos released, which we’ve summarised. Talkwalker have analysed the social media reaction to six of the manifestos in the graph below. 

150424 Manifesto Social Media Reaction

Housing was everywhere again and covered from all angles:

TE Guardian Quote Housing

The FT had an interesting article on new pro-devolution parties appearing across England. The Conversation was talking about airports while CityAM considered whether we should fear the outcome of the most tightly fought election for a generation. The polls reflect just how tightly fought the election will be, check out the latest polling at May 2015.

If you’re after a general overview on planning, politics and the general election, the Commonwealth Association of Planners Young Planners have just published an overview, while we’ve put up a blog about how we’ve been engaging our members. For live updates on politics, check out this live blog on all the hot political topics.