Tories reeling after SIX by-election losses as #CorbynSurge continues

Last night was dubbed ‘Super Thursday’ by some media outlets because it saw no fewer than fourteen council by-elections. It wasn’t ‘super’ for a Tory party now reeling from losses to Labour – and even two seats to the Greens.

The results broke down as follows:

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The ‘1 result to come’ was another Conservative loss. The Tories nosedived even in some of the constituencies they managed to hold – and in one lost seat their vote share fell by a massive 42 percentage points.

Tellingly, Labour also gained in Scotland while the SNP lost share – and seats:

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Unsurprisingly, the BBC made little or no mention of the results, as Twitter users pointed out:

Labour’s gains in share and seats show that, far from abating, the ‘Corbyn surge‘ continues and is even gathering strength – news which will have the Tories in even more disarray than they have been since June.

The two gains in Scotland with no Scottish Labour leader in place suggest that Labour’s gains there in the General Election were very much an effect of the Corbyn surge rather than, as some centrists tried to claim, the result of the now-departed Kezia Dugdale’s leadership.

The Scottish results also underline the importance of Scottish Labour electing the left-wing candidate Richard Leonard – if Labour can perform this well without a leader, it needs one who can enhance the Corbyn effect even further, not a centrist former Progress vice-Chair who will be perceived as offering a return to ‘more of the same’ politics.

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15 responses to “Tories reeling after SIX by-election losses as #CorbynSurge continues

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  3. Fantastic results for the Labour Party, which has seen its electability drastically enhanced by Jeremy Corbyn.

    The Conservative Party has also made astounding progress. It previously took 18 years of Tory incompetence and corruption for the electorate to become fed up to the back teeth with the Tories.

    This time round the Conservatives have managed to achieve the same effect in less than half the time.

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  4. Also, the win in Skerton in Morecambe and Lunesdale means that Labour have taken back control of Lancaster City Council from No Overall Control, with another by election to gain from Independent to come in 2 weeks time.

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  5. Pingback: Tories reeling after SIX by-election losses as #CorbynSurge continues | dainagregory·

  6. “AINT NO STOPPING US NOW”!
    WHAT MORE PROOF DO THOSE MODERATES ON THE RIGHT OF THE LABOUR PARTY NEED?
    BEFORE THEY PUT THEIR HANDS UP AND “F OFF”!
    IN JERKY MOVEMENTS!

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