Have your say: First Big Lincoln Election Survey launched

The first Big Lincoln Election Survey 2015 has been launched in a special collaboration between The Lincolnite and researchers at the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln.

The project will give local residents the chance to have their say on the issues that matter most to them, both in their local area and nationally, in the run-up to the election.

The survey, opened on Tuesday, February 24, will remain live until after the election, and will offer a weekly prize draw to everyone who enters.

Each week, one person will be selected at random to win a £25 Amazon gift voucher, with the draw being made at midnight each Sunday in the run-up to the election.

Take part in the survey by clicking the link here. Come back each week and log your views to be in with a chance to win a £25 Amazon voucher.

Professor Todd Hogue, Forensic Psychologist at the University of Lincoln, said: “By offering the weekly prize, we hope to get the same people coming back week-after-week in order for us to show how voting intentions change (or not) in the same group of people.

“The first time you fill in the survey, it may take around 5 minutes. This is only so that we can gather some information about who is answering the questions. From the second time onwards, though, you will only be asked about your voting intentions, meaning you should be done in less than a minute.”

Craig Harper, a PhD student working with Professor Hogue on the project, said: “This is a great opportunity for the people of Lincoln to have their say on what they consider to be the key issues affecting their lives.

“Being born and raised in Lincoln myself, I’ve seen first-hand how the area has changed and developed over recent years, so it’ll be really interesting to see how different groups respond to the survey.”

Daniel Ionescu, Managing Editor of The Lincolnite, added: “Working with the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln is another innovative collaboration for The Lincolnite, this time gathering insight into the political views of local residents ahead of the general elections in May.

“The Big Lincoln Election Survey will provide us with local voting intentions, which will be a part of our comprehensive coverage of the elections at a local level.”