It’s the budget what won it…

May 25, 2012 6:09 pm


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Why did Labour win the 2010 local elections so convincingly? It’s the budget right? This graph of polling from TNS BMRB certainly suggests that. Labour’s slim lead extends rapidly following the budget (highlighted) – and current stands at 12 points (42/30).

And as for why Labour did better in 2012 compared to the 2011 elections – just compare May and May 2012.

A year is a long time in politics…

  • Brumanuensis

    I presume you meant ’2012 local elections. Although 2010 was a good year too.

  • Leon Green

    “just compare May and May 2012.”

    Proof read much? ;)

    • Brumanuensis

      No, that clearly means May 2011.

  • Leon Green


  • John Dore

    Merrills reckon a Greek exit will result in 2% decline in UK GDP. Needless to say the Eds will use this.

  • robertcp

    Labour clearly got a boost from the Budget, particularly the decision to cut the top rate.  Of course, Blairites were also arguing for the top rate to be cut.  Wrong as usual!


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