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Lib Dem targets

The Liberal Democratic party is entering interesting times. When you become the junior partner in a coalition you risk losing your identity and your support. In the long run this may be a risk worth taking, if future elections are fought under a more proportional voting system, but AV isn’t much better than what we’ve already got… So even though I think the next election will be a tough one for Clegg and co, here’s their list of targets. Interestingly, the list splits neatly into two groups: 14 or 15 ultra-marginals (mostly Labour-held, where some Lib Dem voters may drift to Labour, but Tory supporters could vote tactically) and the rest.

 

constituency

% behind

winner

1

Camborne & Redruth

0.16

C

2

Oldham East & Saddleworth

0.23

Lab

3

Oxford West & Abingdon

0.31

C

4

Sheffield Central

0.40

Lab

5

Ashfield

0.40

Lab

6

Edinburgh South

0.72

Lab

7

Truro & Falmouth

0.89

C

8

Newton Abbot

1.08

C

9

Chesterfield

1.20

Lab

10

Swansea West

1.42

Lab

11

Hampstead & Kilburn

1.59

Lab

12

Hull North

1.93

Lab

13

Rochdale

1.94

Lab

14

Harrogate
& Knaresborough

1.96

C

15

Watford

2.58

C

16

Montgomeryshire

3.50

C

17

Edinburgh North & Leith

3.64

Lab

18

St Albans

4.36

C

19

Newport East

4.79

Lab

20

Derby North

5.01

Lab

21

Weston-Super-Mare

5.10

C

22

Hereford & South
Herefordshire

5.13

C

23

West Devon & Torridge

5.35

C

24

Winchester

5.45

C

25

Northampton North

6.17

C

26

South East Cornwall

6.49

C

27

Bristol North West

6.50

C

28

City of Durham

6.63

Lab

29

West Dorset

6.84

C

30

Richmond Park

6.90

C

31

York Outer

6.92

C

32

Streatham

6.96

Lab

33

Pontypridd

7.59

Lab

34

Newcastle upon Tyne North

7.77

Lab

35

Aberdeen South

8.15

Lab

36

Islington South & Finsbury

8.19

Lab

37

Warrington South

8.29

C

38

Birmingham Hall Green

8.31

Lab

39

Romsey
& Southampton North

8.49

C

40

Colne Valley

8.75

C

41

Oxford East

8.87

Lab

42

Bosworth

9.27

C

43

Chelmsford

9.36

C

44

Plymouth Sutton & Devonport

9.62

C

45

Bristol South

9.79

Lab

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Posted May 23, 2010 by dadge

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