What can progressives learn from the UK general election? | The Progressive Post

September 21, 2017

The UK election result on June 8th confounded politicians, commentators, local activists and pollsters alike. 

Although expectations of a Conservative landslide had subsided as their campaign ran into difficulties, very few anticipated anything less than a comfortable Tory win. In the end, while the Conservative to Labour swing was only 2% and Labour fell short by 56 seats, the Conservatives were denied their overall majority and Theresa May was humiliated. Deborah Mattinson considers what we can learn from the campaign and its outcome? 

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