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Professor Philip Cowley, Tories face ‘trouncing’ in town hall elections with 53 per cent backing Labour


The Conservatives are heading for a “trouncing” at next year’s council elections, according to Professor Philip Cowley. A YouGov survey, for QMUL’s Mile End Institute, of more than 1,000 adults in the capital put Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party on 53 per cent, once “don’t knows are excluded,” with the Tories trailing on 29 per cent. Professor Cowley said: “This would be Labour’s best performance since 1971 in borough elections — in fact the best performance of any party — and it would be a terrible night for the Tories.”
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Results from the polling were also featured in another article in the Evening Standard



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