UK Conservatives extend lead in ORB poll ahead of national election

Cheryl Sanders
May 9, 2017

Labour suffered heavy losses in England and Scotland, losing control of Glasgow city council, where the Scottish National Party (SNP) emerged as the biggest party.

YESTERDAY'S results reveal the strongest performance by a governing party for 20 years.

And he said that if Labour won, there would be "a reckoning" with big businesses and bankers who had stripped industrial assets, crashed the economy and ripped off consumers and workers. "I think if you had something bad at the general election then I think there is cause for alarm but not as yet".

The newspaper says that the Shadow Chancellor's personal story will be used as a way to back up Labour's campaign slogan of "for the many, not the few". "But we, the whole Labour movement and the British people, can't afford not to seize our moment", he said in a statement.

"The local elections are now behind us". So what I might do is hold my nose, vote Lib Dem, that's Remain, and unless the Greens muck things up or there's a massive swing, with the size of the majority it makes no difference in my constituency thanks to first past the post, that's another good reason for voting Lib Dem, at least they tried to change the system. Because our MP is ex-Blairite, which makes her quite Open Britain, but she's pro-Corbyn, which is totally Brexit; look how he acted over article 50.

Mr McDonnell said today that broadcasting rules could work in the Labour leader's favour in the run-up to the vote on 8 June.

"We have five weeks to ruin their party".

"I will not take anything for granted", May insisted.

"We have five weeks to ruin their party".

Mr Corbyn won cheers from supporters as he repeated his challenge to Prime Minister Theresa May to face him in a televised leadership debate.

But as he campaigned in the town of Burgh-le-Marsh, he insisted Ukip had a unique message for voters on its commitments to cut immigration and foreign aid spending and tackle "integration" issues like female genital mutilation, sharia courts and forced marriages.

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said Conservatives were winning support from former Labour voters because of Mr Corbyn's "feeble" leadership.

Electoral Calculus predicts that this level of support means the Lib Dems will fail to win any more parliamentary seats.

On April 18, May called for the snap election in a surprise move in order to bolster her position before going into two years of negotiations with the European Union about the terms of Britain's departure from the bloc.

"We will stand up for everyone who doesn't want a second referendum on independence".

But the results will deepen the gloom of Labour members who believe their staunchly left-wing leader Jeremy Corbyn - painted by the Conservatives as a high-taxing loose spender who is weak on security - is driving the party toward a resounding defeat on June 8.

We'll have to wait and see whether the public will embrace Mr Corbyn in the coming weeks, but there is evidence that the Labour leader is now much less popular than Theresa May or indeed his own party.

Theresa May's party advanced throughout the country, with spectacular gains in Scotland and in traditional Labour heartlands in England.

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