Posts Tagged “norwich north”

Norwich North: what to make of all that, then? #nnbe

by Stephen Tall on July 25, 2009

Stephen Tall asks the questions:

1) should we have done better,
2) is our campaigning stuck in a rut, and
3) is the leadership to blame?

Final push for votes in Norwich North

by Stephen Tall on July 22, 2009

Poor Labour. Not only do they face losing the Norwich North by-election, but their candidate Chris Ostrowski has gone down with suspected swine flu. (Genuine sympathies to him for a speedy recovery). Today’s Eastern Daily Press assesses the currrent state (…)

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Why has the Norwich North Tory candidate redacted her links to Tory MP James Clappison?

by Stephen Tall on July 11, 2009

The Tories’ Norwich North candidate Chloe Smith is in no doubt about her own views on MPs’ expenses, as evidenced here in an interview on her campaign website: People are right to be angry about the way MPs have abused (…)

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April Pond’s moat: Iain Dale’s cheapest shot yet?

by Stephen Tall on July 10, 2009

April Pond has a moat! shouts the headline on Tory Iain Dale’s blog, as he tries (a little too desperately) to rattle Lib Dem cages with campaigning in the Norwich North by-election enters its final fortnight. Iain’s write-up is light-hearted (…)

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Norwich North: could Labour finish fourth?

by Stephen Tall on July 2, 2009

The Eastern Daily Press has produced an intriguing analysis of last month’s local elections results, attempting to estimate how voting then might map across to the Norwich North by-election to be held later this month: Calculating party support ahead of (…)

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Norwich North poll date set for 23 July

by Stephen Tall on June 30, 2009

The BBC has the story: The date for the Norwich North by-election, triggered by the resignation of Labour MP Ian Gibson, is expected to be set for 23 July. … He had a majority of just over 5,000 at the (…)

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Live from Norwich – ICM poll shows close result and Clegg stands by Lib Dem campaign

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, we have the first constituency poll of the Norwich North by-election campaign, and it shows a close contest in store. Before I give you the figures, though, it should come with two big health warnings. First, the (…)

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Iain Dale's EXCLUSIVE Norwich North story: less than meets the eye

by Stephen Tall on June 24, 2009

Tory blogger Iain Dale got very over-excited last night with his EXCLUSIVE article, Clegg Approached Martin Bell & EDP Editor to Stand in Norwich North. Sorry to say it, Iain, but I’m a little underwhelmed. Here’s why… First of all, (…)

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Just when you thought the last 24 hours' news couldn't get more bizarre…

by Stephen Tall on June 5, 2009

Labour’s MP for Norwich North Ian Gibson has quit the House of Commons with immediate effect, triggering a by-election. The Norwich Evening News has his full statement, in which he makes clear his anger at Labour’s handling of disciplinary action (…)

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