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The case for Labour making an electoral pact

The case for Labour making an electoral pact

There‚Äôs a lot of water to flow under the bridge before the next general election. The future of Scotland and potential boundary changes are just two issues that would change the dynamics. Nevertheless, this piece assesses the potential for opposition parties and their voters working together to deny the Conservatives a majority at the next election. The data behind the analysis can be found here.  Tactical voting is an established part of our first past the post electoral system. For the most part it is done by those…

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In spite of all the uncertainty a 2019 general election is still less than a 50% chance in the betting

In spite of all the uncertainty a 2019 general election is still less than a 50% chance in the betting

Betdata.io chart of movements on Betfair Exchange Will Boris be tempted? Last night’s ComRes poll suggesting that the Tories under Johnson could secure a 40 seat majority raises the question once again of whether the new leader would risk going to the country soon after taking over the leadership. The reasons are powerful. The need to get Brexit through by the end of October and, of course, a desire to underpin the perceived democratic legitimacy of his position. Johnson would…

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