Disastor for Cobyn at Oldham West Watch
I'm sure the entryist labour extremists that wanted UKIP to win to teach Corbyn a lesson will be devastated. They after all do not want to win on a left wing platform (whatever that is) even if they could. How are labour supposed to win by getting more votes? Do voters who are not Tories exist? Should labour try to win their votes? Who knows. Maybe there really are that many middle class student ultra Leftists.
No no no no no. This is a disaster! Spin spin spinny spin spin.
Now as for the result, don't get me wrong, it's a good result for Labour and perhaps they can build on this and it should be good for morale going forward. But don't act like it's a game changer or a sign of anything. Their only opposition was a fringe party. White UKIP types are hardly going to go Lib Dem and people whose families come from Mirpur are hardly going to vote Green. The Tories aren't a feature in that neck of the woods.
So just because the press isn't getting as carried away as you are, it doesn't mean it's spin or anything. It's a fairly OK result but not Earth-shattering, considering that Scooby Doo could be leading the party, Trigger from Only Fools could have been the candidate and Labour would have still won a majority. When Labour win a marginal seat, then we're cooking.