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Started by Tinymcsmithy on Oct 13, 2021 6:12:54 AM
Five Conservative MPs could defect to Labour!

Well, they could.

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Tinymcsmithy - 13 Oct 2021 06:13:59 (#1 of 18)

I suppose one of them already has, if we count Bercow.

RosyLovelady - 13 Oct 2021 15:07:32 (#2 of 18)

Last time a tory MP was pushed over to Labour, he took his butler with him, as I recall. Does anyone else remember this?

RosyLovelady - 13 Oct 2021 15:08:25 (#3 of 18)

Googles.

Gottit. Shaun Woodward.

breakfast - 13 Oct 2021 15:09:11 (#4 of 18)

Then he and his butler got parachuted into a safe seat. Then he left politics and hooked up with a Redgrave scion.

Ginmonkey - 13 Oct 2021 15:11:06 (#5 of 18)

His daughter is married to Tessa Jowell's son.

LomaxFairchild - 13 Oct 2021 15:11:27 (#6 of 18)

hooked up with a Redgrave scion

starts to see his motives

Atticus - 13 Oct 2021 15:11:55 (#7 of 18)

St Helens South. Retired in 2015. Sacked from the Shadow Cabinet for supporting the reveal of Section 28.

dottie30 - 13 Oct 2021 15:19:20 (#8 of 18)

I remember when Shaun Woodward defected. I think the voters of Witney were quite right to be pissed off as he was selected to replace Hurd because he apparently trumpeted his true blue credentials.

browserbutton - 13 Oct 2021 16:08:35 (#9 of 18)

He was in turn replaced by the shiny Pig Man.

Macpaddy - 13 Oct 2021 16:15:43 (#10 of 18)

That could be any male Tory.

DesEsseintes - 13 Oct 2021 16:29:52 (#11 of 18)

Witney itself has largely defected to Labour, returns Labour councillors now.

Atticus - 13 Oct 2021 16:31:07 (#12 of 18)

Yeah the Tories are a mere 40% points ahead of Labour at the Parliamentary level.

Atticus - 13 Oct 2021 16:32:40 (#13 of 18)

With 28 Conservative councillors to Labour's 8.

DesEsseintes - 13 Oct 2021 16:38:38 (#14 of 18)

For the constituency as a whole maybe, but that's a different matter.

whitbreadtrophy - 13 Oct 2021 16:58:42 (#15 of 18)

Robert Courts sitting on 55% of the vote, up from 45% in 2016.

TigerPaws - 13 Oct 2021 17:33:56 (#16 of 18)

The red rosette is fading fast. The autumn chill has turned it a lighter shade of Tory blue.

Tadagee - 13 Oct 2021 18:39:42 (#17 of 18)

Deep.

DesEsseintes - 13 Oct 2021 19:11:29 (#18 of 18)

Witney constituency is the whole of 'West Oxfordshire', which is probably what it should be called, not just Witney, as you know.

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