Sunday, January 31, 2010

Market Harborough by-election makes the Sunday Express

Ted Jeory, the paper's Whitehall correspondent writes:

Even more alarmingly, Tory supporters also highlighted yesterday the false sense of security gained from even a narrow lead in the opinion polls.

Recent council by-elections had shown a sharp drop in support for the party, completely against the national picture, they said.

Last Thursday, the Tories lost a council seat in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, when the party suffered a 14 per cent swing to the Lib Dems.

The seat falls within the constituency of Shadow Attorney General Edward Garnier, one of the Lib Dems’ top targets in the general election.

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