Future Politics

Understanding our changing political settlement

Our work on the UK’s changing electoral geography led us to identify the importance of the Red Wall and Workington Man ahead of the 2019 election. This programme is focused on the changing values and voting patterns of the electorate and the future of the Union.

The State of the Union is the most comprehensive survey of attitudes towards the Union since 2014, drawing on detailed attitudinal research in all four nations of the United Kingdom.
The 2019 General Election and the UK’s new electoral geography.
After decades of liberalising politics, we explore what is driving the sea change away from freedom and towards security, why Workington Man was so central to the 2019 election, and why policymakers need to embrace a new “politics of belonging” to respond.
What is driving the growing age gap in British politics and how the centre right can win over younger generations.
Nov 16
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10:00
How economic fairness can win back disenchanted voters?
Jun 21
Harnessing the power of agriculture to tackle climate change
Jun 10
What policies could support UK manufacturing?
Nov 16
9:00-
10:00
How economic fairness can win back disenchanted voters?
Jun 21
Harnessing the power of agriculture to tackle climate change
Jun 10
What policies could support UK manufacturing?

Jenevieve Treadwell writes for Smart Thinking, discussing how power should be shared going forward.

Will Tanner writes for City AM on why the SNP's record may derail Nicola Sturgeon's date with destiny.

Will Tanner on the natural conflicts that develop between No.10 and No.11 Downing Street.

James Blagden, senior researcher at Onward, writes for Conservative Home about No Turning Back, our major analysis of the post-2019 electorate where we found that one in five Conservative voters supported the party despite it not being their ideal choice.

The Times

One of the key findings of Onward's report entitled 'No turning back' was that while Conservative voters were similar to each other in terms of values and attitudes, Labour voters were not so nearly aligned.

The Post

Onward provides a report on Britain's demographic tribes.

LBC Radio

Will Tanner speaks to LBC Radio about Onward's new report, 'No Turning Back'.

The Times

A new report, No Turning Back, published today by the think tank Onward, serves as a reminder that the victory was hard-won, even against Jeremy Corbyn, because it involved the construction of a remarkable new electoral coalition of interests.

Jenevieve Treadwell writes for Smart Thinking, discussing how power should be shared going forward.

Will Tanner writes for City AM on why the SNP's record may derail Nicola Sturgeon's date with destiny.

Will Tanner on the natural conflicts that develop between No.10 and No.11 Downing Street.

James Blagden, senior researcher at Onward, writes for Conservative Home about No Turning Back, our major analysis of the post-2019 electorate where we found that one in five Conservative voters supported the party despite it not being their ideal choice.

The Times

One of the key findings of Onward's report entitled 'No turning back' was that while Conservative voters were similar to each other in terms of values and attitudes, Labour voters were not so nearly aligned.

The Post

Onward provides a report on Britain's demographic tribes.

LBC Radio

Will Tanner speaks to LBC Radio about Onward's new report, 'No Turning Back'.

The Times

A new report, No Turning Back, published today by the think tank Onward, serves as a reminder that the victory was hard-won, even against Jeremy Corbyn, because it involved the construction of a remarkable new electoral coalition of interests.

Practical and popular ways to decarbonise the economy
Repairing the ties that bind communities together
Reducing economic disparities between places
Practical and popular ways to decarbonise the economy
Repairing the ties that bind communities together
Reducing economic disparities between places