That joke of a party actually see a 29 seat gain as a triumph. Are we finally seeing the end of Labour?
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Has Labour learned to scourge the barrel? watch
- Thread Starter
- 19-06-2017 21:36
- 19-06-2017 21:52
What I find remarkable is the tory surge in Scotland (13 seats!) and in total contrast the 'labour surge' in England where seats were lost by the tories to Lab.
But when you look at the numbers, the seats where Lab gained from Con was VERY close. For example...
In Kensington, Lab won by just 20 votes.
In Canterbury, Lab won by 214 votes.
In Peterborough Lab won by 607 votes (0.7% majority)
Many Lab gains from SNP were also very close indeed.
So basically, Labour are claiming victory because of very marginal gains, due to the neglect of the Conservative campaign that was too busy trying to gain seats in Wales, Scotland and in places like NE and NW England, while abandoning Con strongholds like Canterbury.
I still feel very disappointed with the result. In my constituency, the SNP had a 10,000 majority that the Conservatives managed to overturn. That is absolutely staggering - why did people vote Labour and cause this mess?
Last edited by .A_C.; 19-06-2017 at 21:55.