Post by barnabymarder on May 11, 2018 18:53:29 GMT
Yes, though to somewhat add a mild caution, the Sedgley result was a bit of an outlier due to the strength of Alan Quinn's personal vote and the weakness of the Tory candidate. From an endorsement letter I've now seen that went round Sedgley from a number in the orthodox community, it was made explicit it was a local endorsement of Alan and that when Jeremy Corbyn is the issue on the ballot paper, the endorsement would be withdrawn.
Also the Lib Dem to Tory switchers from local to general in Holyrood and St Marys need to be factored in.
So while things could be worse, there can't be any complacency in Bury South.
Bury North performance is largely down to the popularity of James Frith, who has successfully established himself as the antithesis of David Nuttall.