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Lib Dem support in Twickenham on the slide

An increasing number of voters are coming over to Labour in Twickenham in advance of the 2015 general election, data shows. An ICM poll conducted in 2014 revealed a substantial slide in Lib Dem support in the constituency.


The above graph shows the change in support between the General Election 2010 and last year’s ICM poll, revealing Twickenham residents’ dissatisfaction with the policies of the coalition Government.

Nick Grant, Labour Parliamentary candidate for Twickenham, said: "I’ve heard on the doorstep from a large number of people who are unhappy with the tactical vote they cast in 2010 and the government it helped create.

"Vince Cable was elected as a Liberal Democrat and has behaved like a Conservative minister. His track record shows that your only sure choice at the ballot box is to vote for the person and the party that best fit your beliefs and conscience."

barchart.jpgDame Tessa Jowell acknowledged the changing tide of support while visiting Twickenham earlier this week. She told the South West Londoner: “Like Liberal Democrats all over the country, Vince Cable is now under real pressure.

“After the Liberal Democrats went into coalition with the Tories it is now absolutely clear that the only way to secure a progressive government is to vote Labour.

“Nick Grant’s hard work and his tireless campaigning on housing, the economy and the NHS have put Labour in with a real shout. I’m backing Nick to win – and he’ll make a great MP for Twickenham.”

Note: bar chart shows results of 2014 ICM poll of Twickenham constituency

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