@Machiavelli2018 @SooksThe The HoL has in the past not voted down the government, as that would breach the convention that bills which enact manifesto commitments should be passed by the Lords.
The clowns there may be trying to depart from the convention as they, like Labour, have not learned from #GE2019
@silverrich39 Fair point, BBC were certainly shocking in GE2019, breaking election fair reporting rules IMHOTed Lumley @Redtedlumley • 21 Jan 13:50 GMT
@tracyravensbury @shabbyouma @Merton_Council End of November, perhaps they sent them straight to the incinerator due to the #GE2019 purdah period, but they did leave the online version up? Seems to be just a pickup magazine now distributed at Civic Offices and the Library.Mark Gale @MarkGale • 21 Jan 07:58 GMT
@DianeSutherlan1 @jpsubsea @joannaccherry @KevinJPringle Oof - looking at the Angus Robertson comments now.
Surprised that there's no post-GE2019 polling on Scottish Independence, that we know of. No point securing an Indyref without solid majority public backing, after all.
Only 2 constituencies were won with more than 80% of the vote, both Labour seats (Liverpool Walton - 84.7% and Knowsley - 80.8%)
The constituency with the lowest winning share of the vote was ‘Down South’, Sinn Fein won with 32.4% of the vote. Less than 1/3 of the vote for the winner.
A total of 22 constituencies were won with less than 40% of the vote.
A total of 229 constituencies were won with less than 50% of the vote.
85 Tory seats
82 Labour seats
5 Lib Dem seats
38 SNP seats
If you only count the votes received by MPs who actually won their seats:
CON : 10.6m
LAB : 5.1m
LIB : 279,864
SNP : 1.05m
The average Tory MP was elected with a 56.28% share of the vote in their constituency.
The average Labour MP was elected with a 54.01% share of the vote.
Think about that…. 3.7 million people voted for Lib Dem, but only 280,000 of those votes were cast in a constituency which led to a Lib Dem MP. That’s a lot of disenfranchisement.
@johnmcdonnellMP ‘Crushingly disappointing’ — Sums up Labour’s performance in GE2019! 🤡Andrew @brexelection • 20 Jan 21:26 GMT
Just a reminder...
Going into #GE2019:
> 87% of British Jews believed Corbyn was an antisemite
> 47% said they’d “seriously consider” emigrating if he became PM
> EHRC were investigating Labour for institutional anti-Jewish racism
@LozzaFox https://t.co/ucnMo7yHtc https://t.co/urFKepB0Cr
RT @Rob_Kimbell: Fewer than one third of those who voted at GE2019 supported the Labour Party (32%). However, if typical BBC studio audienc…janice bell @ladyjan67 • 20 Jan 17:28 GMT
#BlythValley GE2019 ULTRA Marginal con gain (712)
#postalvotes sent 18527
pv received 15956
pv rejected 313
pv turnout 86.12%
pv as % of vote 39.05%
pv as % of electorate 28.75%
Electorate 64229, votes 40859
2884 postal votes NOT counted
Not yet checked but if true .???????????
RT @Rob_Kimbell: Fewer than one third of those who voted at GE2019 supported the Labour Party (32%). However, if typical BBC studio audienc…Stephanie @Stephy31uk • 20 Jan 13:23 GMT
RT @Rob_Kimbell: Fewer than one third of those who voted at GE2019 supported the Labour Party (32%). However, if typical BBC studio audienc…Alec @alecr1952 • 20 Jan 12:51 GMT
2015: Jeremy Corbyn said he saw "no case" for appointing new peers.
2020: Jeremy Corbyn nominates Karie Murphy, who led @UKLabour disastrous #GE2019 campaign & is under investigation for her role in #LabourAntisemitism, for a peerage & gives her a promotion. https://t.co/R1mIuADzoy
RT @JoeSucksmith: Lmfao! This from the guy who spent GE2019 confidently predicting a Labour landslide based on its pivot to remain. I mean,…kathleen stonehouse @catethetwaate • 19 Jan 20:51 GMT
A great night celebrating 🍾🥂with our very own MP @mikewfreer his great win at #GE2019 with @Finchleytories majority increased from 1657 to 6562 🥳🏻
Lovely to catch up with all the canvassing buddies, thankfully in warmer conditions!
@coso9001 I think he's right insofar as it's impossible to predict what's going to be salient in 2024, and what aspects of individuals' image and reputation is going to persist. Imagine trying to forecast the context for GE2019 in December 2014.Sam @samfoster99 • 19 Jan 13:35 GMT
@Shoomus_ @centrist_phone @LeftieStats That’s loaded with presumptions.
Leadership was a bigger issue than Brexit position. A competent leader makes the difference.
To actually *win*, we need to do better than 2017 (which was a loss). That means winning Tories. In GE2019 Tory Remainers would not back Corbyn.
@RuralLeader @LloydAMelville @TartanSeer You're entitled to do so. Many Yessers will. But NS stood up at a rally and said announced #indyref2020 Nothing has changed since then. It can't be a surprise that Johnson won #GE2019, or that he refused #Section30. So what are they waiting for?Girly Swot @SovereignAnnie • 18 Jan 20:48 GMT