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This article is written by Rachel Reeves MP and Andy Burnham MP Older people have been let down by the Tories’ failing plan. Pensioners’ living standards have been hit by the Tories’ refusal to act on rip-off energy fees and pension charges, and social care funding has been slashed. No one will forget George Osborne’s ‘granny tax’, which saw 3.6 million pensioners lose an average of £68 a year. And the Tories’ have failed to come clean about the fact […]Read more →
There are 12 target seats Labour are worried that they could lose in May because of the Greens, Buzzfeed have found. These are all on Labour’s target seat list – the 106 constituencies the party think it could win back – usually Tory/Labour marginals or Lib Dem-held constituencies. However, this doesn’t mean the Greens are on the right track to win them. In the cases where they aren’t, the worry is that the Greens will split the vote on the left, […]Read more →
The Evening Standard have released the results of their latest Mayoral poll, to see who Londoners would most like to be Labour’s candidate. And it’s good news for Tessa Jowell. Since YouGov last did this poll for the Standard, Margaret Hodge and Andrew Adonis have dropped out the race (the former hasn’t formally backed anyone yet, while the latter has thrown his weight behind Jowell). YouGov asked 1,011 people who they thought the best candidate would be for mayor. They […]Read more →
I admit that the recent Ashcroft Polls were yet another punch in the guts for the Scottish Labour Party. Based on these figures, the SNP are set to win 56 out of 59 seats in May, with even Gordon Brown’s seat falling to the Nationalists. And the reason is pretty clear – why would anyone who voted Yes in September vote for Labour now? And yet I can’t help thinking that there is a definite, detectable movement in public perception. […]Read more →
There’s two sets of polling out that signal good news for the Labour party. Both are produced by YouGov, one looks at London and the other at young people. Firstly, the London poll, which YouGov conducted on behalf of the Evening Standard has Labour 12 points ahead of the Tories, four points up from the last poll they did last week: Lab 44%, Con 32%, Ukip 10% ,Lib Dem 7%, Green 5% As the elections last May prove, Labour have […]Read more →