Discover what’s making the headlines

Welcome to Loughborough University’s real-time news audit of the 2019 General Election, which is lifting the lid on what media coverage the political parties, their policies and MPs are securing each week.

Academics from the University’s Centre for Research in Communication and Culture have conducted news audits for every General Election since 1992.

The audit for 2019 is concentrating on the main news bulletins on BBC1, ITV, C4, C5 and Sky and all the main daily national newspapers. It will also collect data from the official Twitter accounts of the main political parties.

The reports provide commentary about the week’s coverage and systematic measurements of which politicians and parties received the most coverage, the proportion of negative and positive coverage of candidates and parties, which issues received greatest prominence and the amount of coverage given to the election.

Weekly reports will be released on this site each Monday, running right up to election day. Read about the methodology used for the reports.


Press releases

The Election Headlines podcast

In the media