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Professor Philip Cowley, Tories face heavy losses in London polls, survey finds


Following yesterday’s exclusive in the Evening Standard, the Financial Times reports: Britain’s Conservatives are heading for their worst local election performance in London since the 1960s and face the loss of three flagship boroughs, according to the latest poll from Queen Mary and YouGov. The only age group with majority support for the Tories was the over-65s, the study found. Professor Philip Cowley said: “On paper, these swings mean Kensington and Chelsea should remain safe for the Conservatives, but the post-Grenfell situation here means I would advise caution. Basically, this poll means that the Conservatives are facing difficulties in almost every London council they still control.”
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