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    (Original post by SotonianOne)
    That has no relevance.

    Marginal seats that were won by Tories that were held by Labour before the UKIP rise is what I'm talking about.
    Ah ok, how many of those were there?
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    Caroline Lucas gets my vote :heart::love:

    Or this guy, he voted courageously against gay marriage. What a ****ing hero. The fact this is used as a way to garner votes is pretty reprehensible imo? It's crap like this that would mean I would never vote Tory if I was a right winger. Doesn't this make more progressive con voters kind of ashamed?
    Not a con voter but I don't necessarily think that's a horrible thing to be against gay marriage due to the concerns over churches being forced to commit to ceremonies over ECHR rulings, however I would be in support if this weren't the case. Personally I would denationalise the entire institution of marriage and have everyone sign the same civil union form whatever genders the couple identifies as. Marriage as an act of love or religion is between citizens themselves and is no business of the state
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Ah ok, how many of those were there?
    Bolton West
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...s/bolton-west/

    Derby North
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...s/derby-north/

    Gower (First non-Labour MP since 1906)
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...uencies/gower/

    Plymouth North
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...uth-moor-view/

    Southampton, Itchen
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...ampton-itchen/

    Vale of Clwyd
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...vale-of-clwyd/

    Of course not to forget, Ed Noballs' seat.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...y-and-outwood/

    None of these are particularly well off/affluent constituencies, but Tories gained the seat from Labour after some Labourites switched to UKIP. Many of those have lots of immigrants, too. (Except for the Wales seats)
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    (Original post by SotonianOne)
    Bolton West
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...s/bolton-west/

    Derby North
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...s/derby-north/

    Gower (First non-Labour MP since 1906)
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...uencies/gower/

    Plymouth North
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...uth-moor-view/

    Southampton, Itchen
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...ampton-itchen/

    Vale of Clwyd
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...vale-of-clwyd/

    Of course not to forget, Ed Noballs' seat.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...y-and-outwood/

    None of these are particularly well off/affluent constituencies, but Tories gained the seat from Labour after some Labourites switched to UKIP. Many of those have lots of immigrants, too. (Except for the Wales seats)
    Labour Gains from Tory:

    Brentford & Isleworth
    Chester
    Dewsbury
    Ealing Central and Acton
    Enfield North
    Hove
    Ilford North
    Lancaster & Fleetwood
    Wirral West
    Wolverhampton South West

    So more went from Tory to Labour...
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    (Original post by Quady)
    Labour Gains from Tory:

    Brentford & Isleworth
    Chester
    Dewsbury
    Ealing Central and Acton
    Enfield North
    Hove
    Ilford North
    Lancaster & Fleetwood
    Wirral West
    Some of those you mentioned did not have UKIP as the 3rd largest party, which is the point I was raising. Ealing, for example, UKIP is 6th.

    (Original post by Quady)
    Wolverhampton South West
    huh? UKIP has 1% more votes than Labour here
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/gene...on-south-west/
 
 
 

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