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Tories snatch marginal seats in the North from Labour, jumping to a six-point lead



By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 8:53 AM on 28th November 2009



article-1231602-06C0DE1E000005DC-736_233x395.jpg Lead: The Conservatives have taken key marginal seats in the North according to a new poll


Tory efforts to snatch key marginal seats in the North needed for a general election victory appear to be working as a new poll showed they had secured an eight-point swing.


A survey of voters in 32 Labour-held constituencies put David Cameron's Conservatives on 42 - a lead of six points compared with a 10-point deficit in 2005.


The turnaround is greater than across the country as a whole and would be enough to defeat Labour MPs in every one of the seats which are being targeted by a drive from Tory HQ.


Nationally, the YouGov poll taken for the Daily Telegraph, only gave the Opposition a 10-point lead, with 39 per cent of the vote to Labour's 29 per cent. The result would be insufficient for a working majority in the Commons if repeated across the country.


But the poll will be seen as evidence that a strategy, led by party vice-chairman Lord Ashcroft, of targeting campaigning on key marginals is working.


It also suggests that the Tories are tapping into the working class vote, trailing by just two points among that section of the marginal seat voters.


However, 61 per cent of voters polled said the Tory plan to raise the inheritance tax threshold to £1million showed they 'mainly want to help the rich, not ordinary people'.







While Mr Cameron enjoyed a 13-point lead over Gordon Brown as the person who would make the best prime minister, marginal voters did not feel he understood their problems any more than his Labour rival.


Nor do many expect a Cameron-led government to improve education, the NHS or crime.


They were also gloomier than the national average over the prospects for their personal finances and 40 per cent said they believed government policy would make no difference or make things worse.

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Guest howyousawtheworld

Had the expenses issue not happened then I think the Tories would be dead certs for a big majority but that's not as likely now.

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Guest howyousawtheworld

Oh please - no more Labour. In fact I've had just enough of Labour for at least one decade! Labour - what a bunch of fucking clowns.

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