swingometer


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swingometer

(swɪŋˈɒmɪtə)
n
(Broadcasting) a device used in television broadcasting during a general election to indicate the swing of votes from one political party to another
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The "Swingometer" legend, now 81, who presents Planespotting Live on BBC4 next week, blames the Government for the row and says it left the Beeb with no choice.
The "Swingometer" legend, 81, who is presenting Planespotting Live on BBC4 next week, blames the Government for the row and says it left the Beeb with no choice.
Jeremy, Mishal, David and Emily After you've voted, there's one more big decision - who you'll spend the (very long) night with 'My first election as the BBC's anchor was in 1979, with a swingometer hung on a pin.
No, I think the likelihood of the Russians being able to find anything remotely harmful enough to send the swingometer in Labour's favour is pretty low.
Which Canadian political commentator first introduced the swingometer into the coverage of elections?
For more call 09050 700 444 Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 20 THE swingometer between your working and domestic life is prone to excess in either direction for a few days and that makes making decisions really tricky.
The workmanlike nature of our rot-stopping three points at St Andrew's had the everchanging swingometer of optimism winging its way towards positivity once more.
Known for his election swingometer, journalist Vine, who worked in Coventry during the 1980s - said he wants to try to be "doing the splits by September".
The Beeb's coverage may have lost some of its appeal when Peter Snow hung up his swingometer in 2005, but it will still be first choice for many viewers, perhaps because it's guided by Dimbleby's assured hand.
The SNP's political surge has forced the BBC to build a new swingometer.
The son of Swingometer broadcaster Peter and cousin of Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow added later: "Thanks for the messages.