Ashcroft poll shows Labour winning in Lib Dem targets, as Tory peer says Labour on course for “comfortable majority”

A Lord Ashcroft poll published today shows Labour are on course to win a significant number of target seats from the Lib Dems next year. This follows previous Ashcroft polling that shows Labour in the lead in key Labour/Tory marginals ahead of the next election.

According to today’s poll, Labour would take seats from the Lib Dems in Redcar, Hornsey & Wood Green, Cambridge and Cardiff Central. The poll also has Labour’s Neil Coyle only 1% behind Lib Dem stalwart Simon Hughes in Bermondsey and Old Southwark. That obviously bodes well for Labour in other Lib/Lab target seats that have yet to be polled.Simon_Hughes_MP_Liverpool

Meanwhile at Tory Conference, the Guardian reports Ashcroft telling a ConHome event today that Labour are on course for a “comfortable majority” based on current polling. Whilst that may seem too optimistic for many in the Labour ranks, it appears to be a conclusion that many at Tory conference agreed with…

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