British By-Election Could See 'Remain' Voters Revolt Over Brexit

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Rob Ford, a professor of politics at Manchester University, points out that the party has been seizing such opportunities for decades: “The Lib Dems down the ages have won on extraordinary swings against both Conservative and Labour by being a conduit for that kind of discontent [with the government],” he says; the Lib Dem by-election machine is formidable. The party has already mobilized leafleters in the constituency on Wednesday and Thursday, members are being bombarded with calls from phone banks, a full campaign team is in place and an email was sent out to the party faithful on Wednesday called for “Momentum, momentum, and momentum.”

Period27 Oct 2016

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  • TitleBritish By-Election Could See 'Remain' Voters Revolt Over Brexit
    PersonsRobert Ford


  • Brexit
  • politics
  • Heathrow
  • Liberal Democrats
  • Conservatives