Newark by-election: what I told BBC’s Daily Politics

by Stephen Tall on June 6, 2014

I got a call from the BBC’s Daily Politics this morning asking if I’d be willing to pitch up this lunchtime to discuss the Lib Dem performance, as the party wasn’t willing to put up anyone official. (Labour didn’t either.) I duly did so and you can see what I said below. If you want […]

My recommended reading for today June 6, 2014

by Stephen Tall on June 6, 2014

Here’s some of the articles that have caught my attention in the past couple of days… Lib Dems 4 Change I’m just leaving this here: I signed the #LibDems4Change letter Tho doubt I agree that much w/ other signatories… (…)

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Newark by-election: Tories win well, Ukip falls short, Labour dips, Lib Dems collapse

by Stephen Tall on June 6, 2014

A lot of politics is about momentum. At the moment it’s the Tories who have it. Not quite the Big Mo, but a Moderate Mo that’s growing. Here are the results of last night’s Newark by-election: Robert Jenrick (Con) 17,431 (45.03%, -8.82%) Roger Helmer (UKIP) 10,028 (25.91%, +22.09%) Michael Payne (Lab) 6,842 (17.68%, -4.65%) Paul […]