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The Ladbrokes 7/2 that the LDs will come top in London looks a good value bet

The Ladbrokes 7/2 that the LDs will come top in London looks a good value bet

Today’s YouGov/Times Euros poll with a 7k+ sample has LAB on 15% nationally below the LDs who are now second in the race. The Tories on 9% are fifth behind the Greens. All this should help the LDs underpin their claim to be the strongest anti-Brexit party in the three-way battle in England between them and CHUK and the Greens. In Scotland the strongest anti-Brexit party is the SNP and in Wales PC. Looking at the betting the Ladbrokes London…

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Out of excuses. Jeremy Corbyn, serial loser

Out of excuses. Jeremy Corbyn, serial loser

Quick response to what happened in local elections. There are now few safe seats for Tories. Lib Dem’s competing in shires, Labour in urban south. These results mean two things: Labour will come first in the next general election, & the Tories face huge crisis. > pic.twitter.com/k6HkO3zY5N — Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) May 4, 2019 I’ve left the Labour Party after nearly 45 years of service at Branch, Constituency and NEC levels,partly because of it’s continued duplicity on Brexit, partly because…

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2019 opens with a bang and some leavers are getting aerated about the fireworks

2019 opens with a bang and some leavers are getting aerated about the fireworks

Remainer partisanship re Sadiq Khan's council-tax-funded propaganda is a strong start to the new year pic.twitter.com/WRSxDX3jpT — John Rentoul (@JohnRentoul) January 1, 2019 Are you bloody kidding me? You put the EU flag on the London Eye on New Year’s Eve? WTAF? https://t.co/PNvWe7OhXy — Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) January 1, 2019 There’s going to be a lot more of this before March 29th Mike Smithson Follow @MSmithsonPB Tweet

Local By-Election Review : November 2018

Local By-Election Review : November 2018

The nights may be starting to draw in and people’s minds are starting to turn to the thoughts of Christmas presents, but for the electors in the 22 council wards where there were local by-elections in November, the main discussion point was who to vote for in those local by-elections.   And for the first time since July, the UKIP decline seemed to benefit everyone with Con, Lab and Lib Dem all advancing and as a result of that the…

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Some pretty grim polling in London for the Tories, Labour, and Sadiq Khan

Some pretty grim polling in London for the Tories, Labour, and Sadiq Khan

London Westminster voting intention: LAB: 48% (-7)CON: 26% (-7)LDEM: 15% (+6)GRN: 5% (+3)UKIP: 4% (+3) via @YouGov, 03 – 07 Seph/t @MileEndInst Chgs. w/ 2017 election result. — Britain Elects (@britainelects) September 10, 2018 Brexit, anti-Semitism, and crime all seem to be having an impact I think the collapse in the Tory and Lab vote shares is down to a mixture of Brexit not appealing to London and the anti-Semitism issues swirling around Labour. For me the most interesting aspect…

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A little local difficulty. A forgotten part of English democracy

A little local difficulty. A forgotten part of English democracy

I’m a dutiful son and I visit my parents regularly. They live in Hadleigh, a quiet market town in south Suffolk. Hadleigh has never quite made it onto the tourist trail. This is a little odd because Kersey, a couple of miles away, is a staple of Christmas cards and meerkat adverts and Lavenham, a few miles further away, is besieged with visitors. Hadleigh has a magnificent guildhall and deanery tower and charming medieval buildings in abundance, many of which…

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General Election 2017 : One year on

General Election 2017 : One year on

At 10.00pm this evening, a year ago, the Prime Minister’s gamble backfired. Whether this was due to the polls being misleading from the start (indicating a Con lead of 25% at the start of the campaign), the so called “youthquake” (identified by the Britsh Election Study) or reasons best summed up by Brenda from Bristol of “Oh, no, not another one!” we simply cannot tell, but we do know this. The Conservative overall majority was lost and if it had…

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The very early results show the Tories doing well and being optimistic

The very early results show the Tories doing well and being optimistic

Nuneaton & Bedworth, results of seats up: Con: 11 (+9)Lab: 6 (-8)Grn: 0 (-1) Chgs. w/ 2014 — Britain Elects (@britainelects) May 3, 2018 Senior tories expecting Labour to take Trafford – would be a big win for them, taking prosperous NW Tory area – currently only Tory council in NW — Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 3, 2018 FWIW: I'm refusing to buy Labour's current line that Wandsworth is totally out of reach. What's clear, though, is that they were…

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