South Devon Primary is sharing its political primary model for free with other suitable constituencies. Our aim is to help defeat the Conservatives in otherwise safe seats. Implemented widely across the UK, this model has the potential to significantly increase the number of seats taken by the progressive parties.
For groups interested in replicating South Devon Primary in our target seats, we'll give you:
Our targets are based on predictions from Election Maps UK
and Electoral Calculus
. UK seats are categorised according to degree of suitability for a Primary. This is a desktop review only, which does not take into account complex local factors.
We think the Primary model ought only to be used where the Conservatives are likely to win. We do not consider it appropriate to run a primary where a progressive candidate already has a strong chance of defeating the Conservatives.
We have neither the resources nor the local knowledge needed to make a full assessment of Primary suitability for any particular seat. For that reason, we have decided to make our entire Primary model open source, which means making all our design rights freely available under a Creative Commons
licence CC BY-NC
. You can download and use any of the files in the following folder for running a Primary in your constituency in accordance with our core principles.