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School of Politics and International Relations

Lessons for Conservatives from the double by-election blow


This week's dual by-election defeat saw Labour overturn a Tory majority in the northern red wall seat of Wakefield with a 12% swing. Queen Mary’s Politics Professor Tim Bale wrote for the Financial Times: "So spectacular was the Liberal Democrats’ win in Tiverton and Honiton that it risks obscuring the significance of Labour’s supposedly so-so win in Wakefield." 

This was covered in the Financial Times, Mirror, BBC: The World Tonight  



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