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New UK political 'party' The Independent Group

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    I am trying to remember in the SDP split and then the SDP-Liberal merger, did any Tories defect? I don't remember any but I could easily have forgotten.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    I am trying to remember in the SDP split and then the SDP-Liberal merger, did any Tories defect? I don't remember any but I could easily have forgotten.
    No, it was 4 Labour MPs only, which makes this much more interesting with both parties involved.


    https://twitter.com/hzeffman/status/...766338560?s=21
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimwy66
    No, it was 4 Labour MPs only, which makes this much more interesting with both parties involved.


    https://twitter.com/hzeffman/status/...766338560?s=21
    I guess that poll was taken before the tory defections? Will the LibDems look to join in? Interesting times

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    At the moment they do not have a message apart from we are against Brexit (are they all?), not anti-semitic (though one of them described ethnic minorities as people with a funny tinge).
    My quick analysis of the seats. A mixed bag of seats from strongholds to marginals.

    20.54% Streatham Urban Poor Labour Stronghold
    35.26% Liverpool, Wavertree Urban Poor Labour Stronghold
    38.49% South Cambridgeshire Rural Generally affluent Tory stronghold
    42.88% Nottingham East Urban Poor Labour Stronghold
    46.79% Stockport Urban Poor Labour Stronghold
    49.22% Enfield North Suburban Moderate Labour majority
    52.51% Broxtowe Suburban Mixed Swing Seat
    53.89% Totnes Rural Generally affluent Tory stronghold
    54.60% Luton South Urban Moderate Labour majority
    60.65% Penistone and Stocksbridge Mixed Moderate Swing Seat

    4 represent leave constituencies.

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    Excellent news Jeremy, thanks for the confirmation, so you’ll be totally fine with no by-elections then.

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    Another defection from Labour, but just to muddy the waters further, not joining the Independent Group

    https://twitter.com/IanAustinMP/stat...70419598336000

    https://twitter.com/thepileus/status...74066914680832


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