Wakefield and Tiverton / Honiton by- elections 23 June 2022

Smudges Dad

Distinguished Member
The gloves are off for what is likely to be two Tory losses, but who can tell in the alternative reality we seem to be inhabiting.

In Wakefield, Labour seems to be sabotaging its chances by selecting a carpet bagger who seems to make a habit of losing elections (4 or 5 so far), and against the wishes of the constituency.

In Tiverton and Honiton the tractor loving ex-MP seems to want to run again, which could make a safe Tory seat look decidedly dodgy.

Popcorn on order for the next month or so.😀

West Yorkshire and Devon by-elections to be held in June West Yorkshire and Devon by-elections to be held in June
 

Smudges Dad

Distinguished Member

iwb100

Distinguished Member
The CLP in Wakefield wanted a candidate who has tweeted against the party adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism.

So thankfully the grown ups intervened. The last thing needed is the Tories reopening that sore.
 

Smudges Dad

Distinguished Member
The CLP in Wakefield wanted a candidate who has tweeted against the party adopting the IHRA definition of antisemitism.

So thankfully the grown ups intervened. The last thing needed is the Tories reopening that sore.
A Starmer imposed candidate worked in Hartlepool, didn't it?
 

MrsArcanum

Member


Smart move by the Lib Dems.
 

Soppyfan

Active Member
After winning two seats in what were meant to be ultra safe Tory seats, I do have some high hopes with this one. South West has been a sea of Tory blue since 2015, so the Libdems will be desperate to make a comeback here.

As for the seat itself, the Tories have a 24,000 plus majority, a swing of under 20.4% would be needed to unseat them. Who knows if the Libdems will get anywhere close or even get more than that.
 

Smudges Dad

Distinguished Member
Candidates for Wakefield
Fifteen of them

 

Smudges Dad

Distinguished Member
Only 8 candidates in Tiverton and Honiton

 

MrsArcanum

Member
Looking at that if Labour and Greens stood their candidates down I’m thinking it’s a real chance for LDs…
Just hope Labour & Greens do not campign here.
 

Soppyfan

Active Member
Yeah, and that's what concerns me.

How many of those candidates would most likely take a lot of the anti-Tory vote?
 

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