May 10, 2008

THE CREWELEST CUT:

Brown faces disaster in Crewe by-election as poll shows 10% swing to Tories (SIMON WALTERS, 11th May 2008, Daily Mail)

The Tories are poised to achieve their first parliamentary by-election gain since the heyday of Margaret Thatcher, dealing a hammer blow to Gordon Brown's hopes of survival.

That is the remarkable finding of the first opinion poll conducted in the Labour stronghold of Crewe, where a by-election to be held in 11 days' time could seal the Prime Minister's fate.

The ICM survey for The Mail on Sunday puts the Tories on 43 per cent with Labour trailing on 39 – a dramatic ten per cent swing in the Cheshire constituency since the last General Election.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 10, 2008 7:26 PM
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