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  • Featured News Tories gain Copeland from Labour – first government win over opposition in 35 years

    Tories gain Copeland from Labour – first government win over opposition in 35 years

    The Conservatives have claimed a historic victory over Labour in Copeland. It is the first time since 1982 that a governing party has beaten the opposition in a by-election. In that vote, in Mitcham and Morden, the Labour vote was split with the defection of the former Labour MP to the SDPs. Labour’s Gillian Troughton came 2,147 votes behind the Conservative’s Trudy Harrison. Corbyn said in a statement after the declaration: “Labour’s victory in Stoke is a decisive rejection of UKIP’s […]

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  • Featured News Nuttall fails as Labour’s Gareth Snell holds Stoke central

    Nuttall fails as Labour’s Gareth Snell holds Stoke central

    The UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has failed to win a seat in parliament as Labour’s Gareth Snell held Stoke Central. Snell held the seat with a majority of 2,620 – a two point drop in vote share from the 2015 general election. UKIP and the Conservatives each saw a two point increase in their vote share. Turnout in the seat was higher than expected at 38.1 per cent. Nuttall’s campaign imploded last week, with him going AWOL and comments he had […]

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  • Comment Featured I will work everyday to repay the trust shown in me by the people of Stoke – Snell’s victory speech

    I will work everyday to repay the trust shown in me by the people of Stoke – Snell’s victory speech

    This is the full text of the speech given by Gareth Snell when he was announced as the new MP for Stoke Central “I’d like to begin by saying thank you to the returning officer and their staff for all their work in making sure this election runs smoothly. “I also must thank my wife, Sophia, and our beautiful daughter, Hannah. Both are a constant source of strength, love and inspiration to me. Without their support, this campaign would not […]

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  • Europe Featured News Jeremy Corbyn: Those who love their country would never seek to divide it

    Jeremy Corbyn: Those who love their country would never seek to divide it

    Theresa May has “wrapped Brexit up in fake patriotic posturing” as she plans to turn Britain into a “bargain basement tax haven”, Jeremy Corbyn will say. Speaking tomorrow, at Labour’s road to Brexit conference, he is expected to focus on the government’s failure to secure EU nationals status and Britain’s long-term strategic aims. He will say: “Theresa May has dangled the threat of turning Britain into a bargain basement tax haven if the European Union doesn’t play ball.” “But slashing taxes […]

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  • Featured News Copeland and Stoke Central liveblog

    Copeland and Stoke Central liveblog

    3.20 I’m going to bed. The result in Copeland of course overshadows Labour’s win in Stoke – as it rightly should, it is a historic failure. Gillian Troughton fought a good campaign, and it is clear that the recriminations from this night shall reverberate for the weeks and months to come. 3.15 Liz McInnes tweets: Awful result from #Copeland. Just gives the Tories the message that they can destroy our NHS with impunity. — Liz McInnes (@LizMcInnesMP) February 24, 2017 3.10 John Curtice, […]

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