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vidsanta
Let's try not to get too partisan here.

They are usually 6 weeks.
vidsanta
Four weeks is about enough of listening for politicians for me...
Crazy Chris-tmas
About right I'd say.
XmasIslandSnake
6 weeks? It always feels much longer than that....
Harve
Not sure what the correct answer is but the Conservatives have been in campaign mode since the end of July.
Crazy Chris-tmas
At least they're not as long as in the US where you get the primaries months and months beforehand and then several months of campaigning by the two candidates.
XmasIslandSnake
QUOTE(Harve @ Nov 2 2019, 04:56 PM) *
Not sure what the correct answer is but the Conservatives have been in campaign mode since the end of July.


Not just the Conservatives, but probably the Lib Dems and SNP too I would say.
Michael Bubré
Election campaigns in the US are essentially 2 years long, 6 weeks is nothing in comparison. (Of course there's usually some pseudo campaigning a bit before the 6 week period here too but still).
vidsanta
QUOTE(Bré @ Nov 2 2019, 05:07 PM) *
Election campaigns in the US are essentially 2 years long, 6 weeks is nothing in comparison.


I wonder if there's a negative correlation between campaign length & turnout? dry.gif
vidsanta
QUOTE(vidcapper @ Nov 2 2019, 04:10 PM) *
Four weeks is about enough of listening for politicians for me...


I think I was too generous here - it's not 4 weeks yet, and it already feels like 4 years! ohmy.gif
December Dong
That's because the establishment Tories have been campaigning since July.
ChristmaSteve201
I think it's about right for all positions to be cemented.
vidsanta
Anyone reconsidering their answer now? mellow.gif
Crazy Chris-tmas
I can't remember my answer even. Still think it's about right though.
Crazy Chris-tmas
I can't remember my answer even. Still think it's about right though.
vidsanta
QUOTE(Crazy Chris-tmas @ Dec 8 2019, 04:37 PM) *
I can't remember my answer even. Still think it's about right though.


It's probably easier if your side is leading... tongue.gif
Holly and Izzy
The length I believe is irrelevant, at least it can be made to feel longer or shorter quite easily. The structure of public events in the campaign and rules on media coverage could be made far more streamlined and non-partisan to ensure a more exciting and interesting process of debate, cross-examination and scrutiny.
Crazy Chris-tmas
QUOTE(Big Boobs Vjay! @ Nov 23 2019, 05:19 PM) *
That's because the establishment Tories have been campaigning since July.



Don't be daft. They didn't know there'd be an election then.
ChristmaSteve201
His first speech was like a election speech and he was visiting hospitals in September with the photo ops that came with it.
Santa Klaus
The whole Get Ready for Brexit was £100m of taxpayers money spent on the Conservative’s advertising campaign
Suedehead2
QUOTE(Santa Klaus @ Dec 8 2019, 08:13 PM) *
The whole Get Ready for Brexit was £100m of taxpayers money spent on the Conservative’s advertising campaign

Plus getting the queen to read out the manifesto,
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