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Posts Tagged: Marginals
Lord Ashcroft: My latest poll revisits eight marginal seats – and the Conservatives have overtaken Labour in only one
The better national news for the Tories is not spread evenly across the battleground.
The fourth in our series investigates the East of England, where the minor parties are making their presence felt in a traditional Tory-Labour front.
What drives voters most? What are each party’s strengths and weaknesses? And what is going on in the battleground seats?
The third piece in our series examines the four-way battle for the hearts and minds of voters in Wales.
The second piece in our series explores the intense struggles across the South West of England.
Out of date? Inaccurate? Or a sign of limited ambition? What does the “non-target” seats list really mean?
Looking at the list in more detail raises more questions about its veracity, and what if any light it sheds on the Conservative strategy.
Among the lessons: that the two main parties are on the slide, and that Labour aren’t immune from UKIP.
Lord Ashcroft: Some surprises in my latest constituency polling – and a look at the leaders’ backyards
Plus, should Nigel Farage be standing in Doncaster North rather than Thanet South?
Peter Cuthbertson: Sex, lies, votes, private habits, skewed surveys – our electoral secrets laid bare
As a Conservative candidate, I found a number of chapters in Cowley and Ford’s new book encouraging.
On that basis, nine of the eleven seats that I polled would fall to Miliband’s party at the next election. Though, as always, this is a snapshot, not a prediction.
Miliband’s Heywood and Middleton problem: Can he afford to win marginals and protect his heartlands at the same time?
The Opposition are strapped for cash – a UKIP threat (real or perceived) in their “safe” territory could divert money away from target seats.
Which of the three main parties will it put over the line in these seats – and which, if any, could it win itself?
The first report from our selection of fringe events at Conservative Party Conference.
Even in Labour’s “second tier” target seats, there’s an average 6.5 per cent swing towards the party. Still, these voters are pretty satisfied with Cameron.