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Thread: British Labour and the Tories now neck and neck in poll

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    Default British Labour and the Tories now neck and neck in poll

    Clearly not relevant to everyone but interesting for those of you that follow elections throughout Europe and the Americas, Sky News have just reported that the Guardian Newspaper tomorrow will publish their poll putting David Cameron's Conservatives and PM Gordon Browns Labour level pegging.

    I believe it will have both on 38%

    Regardless of the bounce from the conference, this is an enormous turnaround for the Tories and may end the chance of a snap election.

    Other polls in the Times and for Channel 4 show a sharp drop in Labour support and a rise of Tory support

    http://politics.guardian.co.uk/polls...183987,00.html
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    It's an eccentric feature of the British electoral system that a 38% / 38% popular vote would give Labour an overall majority of roughly 50 seats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trefor
    It's an eccentric feature of the British electoral system that a 38% / 38% popular vote would give Labour an overall majority of roughly 50 seats.
    Indeed, it's a ridiculous system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trefor
    It's an eccentric feature of the British electoral system that a 38% / 38% popular vote would give Labour an overall majority of roughly 50 seats.

    See here:

    http://politics.guardian.co.uk/polls/st ... 87,00.html

    Last night Labour MPs in marginal seats were said to be very nervous about a snap election

    I'd say they bloody well are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M
    Quote Originally Posted by Trefor
    It's an eccentric feature of the British electoral system that a 38% / 38% popular vote would give Labour an overall majority of roughly 50 seats.
    Indeed, it's a ridiculous system.
    But a system the Tories (for reasons best known to themselves) won't hear a word uttered against.
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    Thats some turnaround from the 11 point lead that Labour (or was it Gordon Brown) had over the Tories (Cameron?). Cameron is back in business and shows that surge in support for Brown was certainly only a temporary phenomenon.
    His speech was excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geraghd
    Thats some turnaround from the 11 point lead that Labour (or was it Gordon Brown) had over the Tories (Cameron?). Cameron is back in business and shows that surge in support for Brown was certainly only a temporary phenomenon.
    His speech was excellent.
    Made me proud to part with my Conservative Future Membership fee of £4!
    I'll bet you a couple of quid that the Tories will be back where they were (more or less) this time next week.
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    Indeed, it could be part of a post-conference bounce. We should wait to see if this lasts out to Christmas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geraghd
    Thats some turnaround from the 11 point lead that Labour (or was it Gordon Brown) had over the Tories (Cameron?). Cameron is back in business and shows that surge in support for Brown was certainly only a temporary phenomenon.
    His speech was excellent.
    Made me proud to part with my Conservative Future Membership fee of £4!
    Yeah by all accounts he made a great speech that was basically unscripted opening with the lines IIRC It might be a bit messy but its me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ard-Taoiseach
    Indeed, it could be part of a post-conference bounce. We should wait to see if this lasts out to Christmas.
    Brown doesn't have that luxury. Canvassing in the cold dark evenings in DEcember and January is a non-starter, unless you are forced into doing it.
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