Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Liberal Democrats tipped to win Streatham

Paul Krishnamurty writes on the Betfair blog:

Nick Clegg was in Streatham yesterday, where he gave an impressive speech to a notably large crowd. This is exactly the type of diverse, inner-city seat where the Lib Dems are threatening to replace Labour. Until 2005 it had been as safe as houses, before the unpopularity of the Iraq war handed the Lib Dems a 10% swing, bringing it within range.

Clegg will need a further 9% to gain Streatham, slightly more than the expected national swing, but very manageable if recent London polls are to be believed.

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