General Election 2019 Stat Checks: Week One

Parliament has been dissolved, and the campaign formally starts.

This article looks at the various statistics and claims I have checked in the first formal week of campaigning for the 2019 General Election. A letter from Sir David Norgrove, chair of the UK Statistics Authority, was sent to all party leaders:

I would ask that statistical sources should be clear and accessible to all; any caveats or limitations in the statistics should be respected; and campaigns should not pick out single…