We saw some huge swings in this ‘People’s Republic’ and we’re now second in every seat but one.
Posts Tagged: Sheffield Hallam
We can’t win a workable majority without breaking through in more seats in the urban and suburban North and Midlands.
Plus: Thither goes Harry Cole – to the Sun. Here comes Tim Montgomerie – on a diet. And: Tracey Crouch, sports mastermind.
The Tories ousted Ed Balls and the Liberal Democrats managed to return two seats, but otherwise this region was a low-scoring draw for the main parties.
Dr Simon Clarke: Whisper it quietly, but some academics vote Tory. And many, many more could be persuaded to do
The commonly-held belief on the Right that academia is a leviathan of leftist groupthink is a little wide of the mark.
I have also taken another look at Sheffield Hallam and South Swindon.
Lord Ashcroft: Clegg is two points behind Labour in Sheffield Hallam. My latest Lib Dem marginals polling.
The battlegrounds show a mix of results. But UKIP is down across the board.
The region, which the Yorkshire Post argues should have its own Minister, is the scene of intense campaigning.
The left-wing vote in the seat is split – and I can come through the middle, as a candidate who was born and bred in the constituency.
Swing voters prefer Cameron to Miliband but, by a greater margin, Labour to the Conservatives.
A review of three polls.
Plus: Lord Ashcroft’s Scotland poll – I must revise my predictions. Abuse in Rotherham. An upset in Sheffield? My drivetime success. And: in memoriam, Martin Gilbert.
I launch today a new section of my website featuring an index of the 114 seats I have surveyed since last May.
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?
The Conservatives are stronger in the new towns, weaker in some some suburbs and more concentrated in the South-East – the cause and effect of changes in the party.