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UK Politics: The End of May

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4 minutes ago, Werthead said:
 
Potentially related story breaking that the CUK are considering giving up and merging with the LibDems.

I still have no idea why most of them chose not to do that in the first place.

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Just now, Spockydog said:

 

:D

Although entertaining, this result would not be repeated at a general election, so it's not hugely relevant.

What is interesting is the argument (currently raging on the BBC) that the optics of the Tories taking an absolute shit-kicking in an election and then unilaterally appointing a Prime Minister without going to the country are terrible.

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1 minute ago, Which Tyler said:

I still have no idea why most of them chose not to do that in the first place.

Before the local election results, the LibDems still looked like a non-starter. Now they're back in the game and CUK managed to monumentally fuck up their launch more than anyone thought possible.

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From Heidi Allen’s interview on the BBC just now, a CHUK merger into the Lib Dems seems on the cards. Which is lucky given how useless she came across - saying the European elections came sooner than she was expecting ffs.

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The Conservatives and Labour will probably finish on about 25% between them.

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Posted (edited)

@Werthead

Yeah, I know all that, but it means they had to try starting a new party from scratch whilst only agreeing on one thing, and bemoaning the lack of a relatively centrist, sensible pro-EU party who were typically willing to talk about reaching consensus. They were ou lucky wishing that the LibDems existed, whilst ignoring the existence of the LibDems

Edited by Which Tyler

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Goodness.  TBP has won 50% in Bolsover, to 17% for Labour.  Labour used to win about 70% in that seat.

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Posted (edited)

Halfway-ish. 182/373

 

Brx: 31.0%

LD: 20.9%

Lab: 14.6%

Grn: 12.3%

Con: 8.8%

SNP+PC: 3.8%

 

Pro-Brexit: 3.92M

Anti-Brexit: 4.66M

 

 

Edited by Which Tyler

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Labour in 6th in Edinburgh, is not something one expects to see.

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Poorly phrased.

I assume she meant, they underestimated the amount of work needed to prepare for the European election. And 5 months are really short for a new party without an infrastructure. And arguably they might have assumed that May's deal would pass the house of commons at some point.

Remember those MPs are used to have a huge party apparatus (Labour and Tories) backing them up.

Bud yeah, poorly phrased, and a not very convincing start for their new party. Add to that the electorate has apparently forgiven the LibDems earlier transgressions, so that the LibDem label is no longer seen as a liability.

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West Midlands TBP 3, Lab 1, Lib Dem 1, Green 1, Con 1.

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Yorkshire & Humberside TBP 3, Lab 1, Lib Dem 1, Green 1.

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South West TBP 3, Lib Dem 2, Con 1

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1 minute ago, SeanF said:

South West TBP 3, Lib Dem 2, Con 1

 

1 minute ago, SeanF said:

A definite win for pro-EU ther, as discussed in previous thread, there was a real fight on for the 6th seat between Brex4 and LibDem2

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Posted (edited)

257/737

 

Brx: 31.5%

LD: 20.4%

Lab: 13.7%

Grn: 12.1%

Con: 9.2%

SNP+PC: 4.8%

 

Pro-Brexit: 5.4M

Some deal: 3.5M

Anti-Brexit: 6.2M

Edited by Which Tyler

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And TBP 3, Lab 1, Con 1 for East Midlands.

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3 minutes ago, Which Tyler said:

 

A definite win for pro-EU ther, as discussed in previous thread, there was a real fight on for the 6th seat between Brex4 and LibDem2

The anti-EU vote is now strongest in the Midlands, Yorkshire, and the North East.

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15 minutes ago, SeanF said:

The anti-EU vote is now strongest in the Midlands, Yorkshire, and the North East.

That doesn't really seem like a huge change

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