General Election 2019 Stat Checks: Week Three

In the third week of campaigning for the 2019 General Election, there were many questionable claims by politicians, journalists and campaigners.

The Invisible Cut

Claim: Labour cuts Conservatives’ poll lead to eight points.
Rating: False.
Reasoning: On the Independent website, the article cites a poll by BMG Research, which was sponsored by the news organisation:



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Anthony B. Masters

Anthony B. Masters

This blog looks at the use of statistics in Britain and beyond. It is written by RSS Statistical Ambassador and Chartered Statistician @anthonybmasters.