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Warning: This post was published more than 12 years ago.

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Today’s swing figure:

» 1.40% swing to the Conservatives «

That’s the lowest Conservative figure to date. Only one new poll today, NOP/Independent has Labour ten points ahead – 40/30. Every pollster included in the formula – with the exception of ICM and YouGov – now have Labour at 40% or above. That’s almost what they got in 2001. And no-one has the Conservatives any more than two percent ahead of last time. Eek. The Lib Dems are up on last time in every recent poll. So it’s a good day for Mr Blair and Mr Kennedy, and resignation-letter-preparation day for Mr Howard. But there’s still more than a week to go. Can he turn things round? Probably not, but we can watch him try…

This 540th post was filed under: Election 2005.






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Photo-a-day 52: Removing the bollards around the Millennium Bridge (published 21st February 2012)

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Photo-a-day 29: Elizabeth Tower (published 29th January 2014)

Photo-a-day 244: Penrith Castle (published 31st August 2012)


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