A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Tories reach Foot's success level (notionally)

The Rallings & Thrasher notional election results have now been published.

These are the "official numbers" that the BBC will quote in their coverage of the next election - they take the 2005 election results and transpose them onto the new boundaries that the next General Election will be fought on.

They provide a timely reminder of just what a mountain the Tories have to climb, for they show the Tories notionally hold just 210 seats - exactly 1 more, after 10 years in opposition, than Labour under Michael Foot won in the wipeout year of 1983 - after which it took Labour another 3 General Elections and 3 leaders to regain power.


Blogger HenryG said...

That's cheered me up. Thanks!

10:38 pm, February 04, 2007

Blogger Bloggers4Labour said...


7:47 am, February 05, 2007


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