Local Elections in Scotland: Much more than Brexit and the Scottish constitutional question

Local Elections in Scotland: Much more than Brexit and the Scottish constitutional question

Important local government elections are taking place across the UK today.  In Scotland, the results will tell us much about the state of the parties and views on our ever-present constitutional question. Read more

Connect Comms
8th June is not the only important election

8th June is not the only important election

Six Metro Mayors, serving ten million people, will be elected on 4th May. Read more

Lora Shopova
2017 Budget

2017 Budget

This year’s Budget takes place just days before the Prime Minister is expected to trigger Article 50, starting the process of Britain leaving the European Union. Read more

Connect Comms
MPs must come clean about who they employ using public money

MPs must come clean about who they employ using public money

This article was first published by The Times Red Box.

Two recent stories have highlighted the lack of transparency and accountability over who politicians employ in their offices. Read more

Connect Comms
Schools Week: Three basic guidelines for effective consultation

Schools Week: Three basic guidelines for effective consultation

Consultation is never a silver bullet to securing planning permission, but it is necessary and de-risks the process, says Louise Page-Jennings. Read more

Louise Page-Jennings
Louise Page-Jennings
Connect scoops national award for engagement at party conferences

Connect scoops national award for engagement at party conferences

Connect Communications has won the prestigious Party Conference Fringe Event of the Year at the Public Affairs Awards 2016 for the Fraud Fringe. Read more

connect
The Week In Westminster – another election, another upset

The Week In Westminster – another election, another upset

This has been another week dominated by Brexit. Despite Zac Goldsmith’s greatest efforts, the Richmond by-election became a vote about Brexit rather than Heathrow expansion. He wouldn’t have been helped by notes from Mark Field’s aide, purportedly revealing a hard ‘have your cake and eat it’ Brexit strategy. Read more

Louise Page-Jennings
Louise Page-Jennings
Launching the PRCA Review of Political Predictions – Brexit, Trump and why the experts failed to see what was coming

Launching the PRCA Review of Political Predictions – Brexit, Trump and why the experts failed to see what was coming

We all got it wrong again.  The city, the pollsters, the pundits and the bookies predicted Hillary Clinton would win. Read more

Andy Sawford
Andy Sawford
Autumn Statement 2016: Connect’s briefing

Autumn Statement 2016: Connect’s briefing

With the fallout from the EU Referendum and Conservative divisions playing out daily in the media and Parliament, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond is under pressure to use his first Autumn Statement to unite his Party and demonstrate that the Government has a solid plan for the UK’s future outside the EU. Read more

Connect Comms
US Election – how the night will unfold for UK viewers

US Election – how the night will unfold for UK viewers

Most people in the UK will wake up on Wednesday morning to the news of who the new US President is.  This is a short guide for those that can’t wait to find out the result of this dramatic, if at times unedifying, election.  Throughout the night the BBC, ITV and Sky all have election special programmes, and you may be able to access CNN and other channels.  Here is a rough guide to timings of the key moments through the night on Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, shown in UK time.

Read more

Connect Comms