General Election 2019 Stat Checks: The Calm

Polls open on 12th December. It has begun.

The next UK general election will be held on 12th December 2019. During political campaigns, politicians and campaigners may misunderstand or misuse statistics — usually in pursuit of partisan arguments.

Statistics are important in public debate. Accuracy matters.

Throughout this election campaign, I will seek to check as many of these statistical claims as I can. Each claim will be checked, and given a rating with reasoning.