Oh, Jeremy Tho-orpe

There were no polls published over the bank holiday weekend. We’ll see if any were fielded (possibly ICM) although pollsters tend to be reluctant to poll on bank holidays, due to lower response rates. We’ll see.

Though not strictly polling or elections related, but it’s worth noting that the TV series A Very English Scandal has led to the highest level of search traffic for the late Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe since records began. Last week saw seven times as many searches as in the week of Thorpe’s death, in December 2014:

Danny Finkelstein has written a very interesting and detailed fact check on the dramatisation. And the BBC has some interesting archive footage.

And in actual data news, Mark Pack, already the go-to man for historical polling data, now has a database of historical local election results.

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