Byelections

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Could tactical voting save Britain from the Tories? | Letters
Letters: John Lynch and Declan O’Neill respond to an article on how tactical voting, as seen in the recent byelections, could reshape British politics. Plus a letter from David Smith

Letters

26, Jun, 2022 @4:42 PM

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The Tories are teetering, but only a progressive alliance can deal the final blow | John Harris
Last week’s byelections showed that a ‘change moment’, a chance to rid the UK of this rotten government, is within sight, says Guardian columnist John Harris

John Harris

26, Jun, 2022 @12:28 PM

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Labour has now claimed the centre ground – and has shown it can win | Keir Starmer
Last week’s byelection proves that the country is crying out for change, and we are the party that will deliver it

Keir Starmer

26, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Boris Johnson is a sorcerer who has run out of spells, a wizard with a broken wand | Andrew Rawnsley
The Tory leader tried every trick he knew and his party still suffered a double-whammy of byelection defeats

Andrew Rawnsley

26, Jun, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Conservatives’ alarm grows over threat of tactical voting in safe seats
Last week’s byelection losses saw huge swings to the best-placed Tory opponent – without any formal electoral pact

Toby Helm and Michael Savage

26, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Observer view on why Britain needs Tory MPs to oust Boris Johnson | Observer editorial
His party should heed what voters signalled in Thursday’s crushing byelection defeats – get him out of Downing Street

Observer editorial

26, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Double defeat points to unwinding of Conservative Brexit coalition
Defeat for the Tories in two key byelections shows that tactical voting could put safe seats in play if replicated at a general election

Robert Ford

25, Jun, 2022 @6:52 PM

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Boris Johnson says change to his character ‘not going to happen’ as pressure mounts over byelection defeats – UK politics live
Prime minister attributes byelection defeats to voters’ frustration with hearing the news about ‘things I got wrong’

Harry Taylor (now) and Tom Ambrose (earlier)

25, Jun, 2022 @3:02 PM

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Boris Johnson says speculation over his future is driving British people ‘nuts’
PM says his position is settled and he will not be distracted by ‘endless churn’ of news claiming he ‘stuffed up’

Rajeev Syal in Kigali

25, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Boris Johnson says he is not going to undergo ‘psychological transformation’
PM says he must ‘humbly and sincerely’ accept criticism but that bad byelection results are common for governments

Rajeev Syal in Kigali

25, Jun, 2022 @8:48 AM

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A harsh lesson for the Tories: you can’t outrun tactical voting | Peter Kellner
The dramatic Tiverton and Honiton result shows how strategic anti-Conservative voting could decide the next general election, says Peter Kellner, a former president of YouGov

Peter Kellner

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Boris Johnson admits byelection defeats ‘not brilliant’ as ex-Tory leader calls for resignation – as it happened
Latest updates: PM says he will ‘keep going’ after Labour wins Wakefield and Lib Dems take Tiverton and Honiton and party chair resigns

Geneva Abdul (now); and Andrew Sparrow (earlier)

24, Jun, 2022 @5:59 PM

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