Post by Darren Reynolds on Jan 19, 2015 16:47:55 GMT
Forgive me for my naivety, but given John Leech's heroic stand against tuition fees, does anyone here have any insights into why the predictions for him are so dire? Is it simply the figures from the local elections posted above, or is there more to it?
Post by casualobserver on Jan 21, 2015 5:59:00 GMT
The predictions for John Leech are so dire because he's a LibDem with Labour snapping at his heels. There aren't going to be too many, if any, LibDem/Labour marginals in May which show a swing to the LibDems.
Post by Devil Wincarnate on Jan 21, 2015 9:18:45 GMT
Manchester Withington used to be a mix of council housing, down-at-heel owner-occupation areas, and a sprinkling of old money (Didsbury).
Now, in the course of ten years, it's become a mix of council housing (Old Moat), gentrified bobo owner-occupation areas and less old money. It does not currently bode well for anyone other than Labour. Although it is the kind of seat the Greens should be targeting in the future.
John Leech has apparently got up his 3000th poster!
Regardless of how much he loses by, that's a pretty impressive effort.
So long as he gets more than 3000 votes.
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."