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Scottish politics in 2017: polls, pantomime and public opinion

At the end of 2016, Public Affairs Co-op carried out its first Twitter poll. The question asked was simple Y/N - Will a second referendum on Scottish independence take place during 2017? The answer was clear cut - Yes 22% No 78% - on a turnout of 262. The polling took place just before the Christmas break. Despite the result we were surprised as everyone else when not long after January's return to work, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon advised in an STV interview ... Read more

A road trip to Birmingham

Party conferences offer a good opportunity to hear at close hand what politicians are thinking - especially in the hundreds of varied Fringe events which take place away from the rather stage-managed agenda of the main hall. That's why Public Affairs Co-Op travelled to the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham this week, working with our client Confor - the trade body for the forestry and timber sector. Although politicians have very packed diaries at conference, there are regular chances to speak to them ... Read more

10 ways last week’s SNP surge will change British politics

CISSIE LIU, Public Affairs Co-operative’s graduate intern from the University of Edinburgh’s Master of Public Policy Programme comes to us with over 5 years of experience in parliamentary affairs in Canada. Here she offers insight into what Britain can expect from the SNP’s astonishing general election success drawing on lessons from Canada and Québec. The political map in the UK is being redrawn. The SNP made history last Thursday, winning 56 out of 59 Scottish seats at Westminster. The Conservatives, Liberal Democrats ... Read more