Operation Flight

Incumbency matters

Peter Kellner  |  27 November 2014

The ‘sophomore surge’ could stymie Labour’s path back to power, warns Peter Kellner At the time few people noticed something odd about Labour’s second landslide in 2001. Nationally, there was a two per cent swing from Labour to the Conservatives. The Tories should have gained 17 seats that Labour had won in 1997. In fact …

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Operation Flight

Richard Angell  |  27 November 2014

Richard Angell explains Progress’ new campaign to capitalise on the coalition MPs abandoning their seats It is clear that the Tories do not believe in David Cameron’s premiership. There has long been sniping, if not the threat of outright revolt. Many of his members of parliament, though, are voting with their feet. Two have taken their ball …

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