Our survey of the electoral battlefield kicks off with the East Midlands, where Labour and the Tories go head-to-head with minimal interference from smaller parties.
Posts Tagged: High Peak
Labour had some startling setbacks – it was usually the independents who benefitted. Elsewhere we saw Conservative losses to the Lib Dems.
The Australian Liberals know who their target voters are. The Conservatives don’t seem to have a clue.
Amidst the gathering leadership election debate, there is a lack of focus on who such voters are and where they live.
There appears to be a correlation between Conservative success and a stance that shows you support the democratic wishes of the people.
York, Derby High Peak, Gravesham, Amber Valley, and Basildon are among the councils where the Tories face losing power.
Two more associations in target seats, both won from Labour in 2010 only to be lost again last year, have chosen their would-be MPs.
Selections. Four more seats open for applications – High Peak, Bury North, Darlington and Blackpool South.
Two of the four were lost last year; two more were last held over 25 years ago. All are now non-southern marginals – or should be.
I also have new findings from Bristol North West, Bristol West, Thurrock, Colne Valley and High Peak.
“Can the Conservatives fight back against Labour faster than Labour can fight back against the SNP?”
A big lesson from the sum of recent Lord Ashcroft Polls is that the balance between Labour’s strength in England and its weakness in Scotland could be decisive in May.
What drives voters most? What are each party’s strengths and weaknesses? And what is going on in the battleground seats?