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Old 29th Jan 2019, 12:26
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Parapunter
 
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Originally Posted by Effluent Man View Post
If there is a by election in Peterborough it will be an interesting one. It's a seat that has traditionally been a bellweather - it's gone to the party forming the government until 2017.

However in 2017 the main difference was that UKIP didn't field a candidate, having taken 16% of the vote in 2015. So it seems that somewhat counter intuitively the UKIP vote split in favour of Labour. It couldn't have been the LD vote because that was already flatlining in 2015.

What would happen in 2019? Well if the current MP gets porridge we could possibly have Thursday 28 March as an election date. Might be interesting.
Three months in the chokey, she won't be voting tonight then.
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