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Corbyn’s Copeland Catastrophe?

March 1, 2017

There is no doubt that Labour’s performance in the Copeland by-election last week was historically bad: a government last won a by-election seat off an opposition in 1982. But Jeremy Corbyn’s most die-hard supporters have tried to explain this poor result away. Do their arguments hold any weight? You have read the headlines: this is […]

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A Quick Look At By-Election Turnout

March 12, 2013

In my recent post on the Mid Ulster by-election, I noted the exceptionally high turnout at this election in comparison to others during this Parliament.  The week before, Eastleigh had also chalked up a relatively high turnout. I thought I ought to do a quick post to look at this.  As a rule, by-elections have […]

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