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Labour could lose seats at the next general election

3rd Jan 17 10:54 am

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Labour could lose seats at the next general election, the Fabian Society says the party is “too weak “to win a general election on its own and should consider working with rival parties.

Andrew Harrop, the Fabian Society’s general secretary, said there has been a “complete meltdown” of support in Scotland.

The Fabian Society which has close links to Labour has warned the party is on course to win fewer than 200 seats for the first time since 1935. It currently has 231.

The report also added that based on current opinion polls the party could see a low of only 140 MPs because Labour traditionally does worse than its mid-term polling suggests.

Harrop told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme it was a “pretty terrifying thought” for many Labour supporters.

He said: “The 2015 election led to a huge meltdown in Scottish support and the rise of the SNP and that’s stopping Labour making progress,”

The Fabians also said Labour could gain a further 30 extra seats by aligning with centre-left parties in the next election.

The report said it would remain the largest opposition party and added: “The party does not face oblivion and will be able to rebuild.”

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