Atul Hatwal from Labour Uncut asked a good question.If Ed Balls' seat was under threat, what were all those activists doing in Sheffield Hallam?— Atul Hatwal (@atulh) May 8, 2015
Several Liberal Democrats tweeted yesterday evening that Labour activists were delighted when the Tories defeated a Liberal Democrat minister.
Well, we all get excited at counts, but this does rather suggest that Labour's hatred of us Lib Dems was warping their judgement.
Could it be that they got so excited by the prospect of defeating Nick Clegg that they neglected Ed Balls seat elsewhere in Yorkshire?
This would have been foolish both because Labour does not win seats like Sheffield Hallam and because there was speculation back in 2010 that Ed Balls could be vulnerable in Morley and Outwood.