Labour success in London underlines long-term problem with Tory tacking to the right & hostility to immigration in response to UKIP rise
— Ian Birrell (@ianbirrell) May 23, 2014
Looking at the actual election figures, the Coalition losses are as much a story as the UKIP gains. Doesn’t fit the narrative spin though
— gibbzer (@gibbzer) May 23, 2014
If you don’t like the UKIP surge and you didn’t vote, you know what to do. Register to vote in the general election in 2015.
— Tamasin McGregor (@spiritwriter66) May 23, 2014
36% turnout in the election. Not even half. How do we get a majority result if the majority stay at home?
— Holly Brockwell (@hollybrocks) May 23, 2014
The London story. London welcomes migration. London grows. London trends Labour. This is the future.
— John McTernan (@johnmcternan) May 23, 2014
Despite UKIP froth it’s Labour’s failure to move ahead of Conservatives that has concrete consequences for 2015.
— Steven Fielding (@PolProfSteve) May 23, 2014
As far as I can see, Britain’s largest political problem is that every election is won with people voting *against* something, not for it.
— Duncan Geere (@duncangeere) May 23, 2014
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