Thursday, May 22, 2008

Labour did not have to call the Crewe by-election for months

Given the probablity of a heavy defeat for Labour later this evening, it is worth recalling that they could have waited for months before moving the writ for the by-election.

So anxious were they to have the contest quickly that they called if before Gwyneth Dunwoody's funeral. I doubt that will seem such a clever move in a few hours' time.

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