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. The Future Politics programme is focused on the changing values and voting patterns of the electorate and the future of the Union.

Brand new polling for Onward by Stack Data Strategy suggests public support for an early Scottish independence referendum has fallen considerably since May.
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.
Major study of the 2019 General Election explores the fall of the Red Wall, the importance of Workington Man, and the politics of the post-2019 electorate.
How British politics is undergoing a sea change away from freedom towards the politics of belonging – and why Workington Man is crucial to the 2019 election
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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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.

Reducing economic disparities between places
Reducing economic disparities between places