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Corby by-election

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The Lib Dems’ future may not be so bleak

23 November 2012 11:51

At last week’s Corby by-election, the Liberal Democrat candidate requested two recounts. Once a formidable by-election machine, the Lib Dems were reduced to searching in vain for the 14 extra… Continue reading

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Reasons for all three parties to worry

16 November 2012 18:01

Of the three main parties, Labour will be happiest with today’s results. They’ve won Corby, the contest that was always going to get the most media attention. But, I think,… Continue reading

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Ed Miliband has gained momentum from the Corby by-election result. Image: Getty.

Labour’s Andy Sawford wins Corby from Conservatives in by-election

16 November 2012 15:56

Labour have won Corby from the Conservatives, and with a larger swing than most pundits were predicting. Its majority of more than 7,000 means that Labour now holds the seat… Continue reading

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Election night: It’s all over bar the counting

15 November 2012 22:02

Tonight is election night but there’s not much counting going on. The Corby by-election count doesn’t start until tomorrow morning and Wiltshire is the only place where the Police and… Continue reading

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Whips in Sir George Young's team have been telling Tory MPs that to rebel on tomorrow's EU budget motion would be to undermine the stability of the coalition government. Picture: Getty

Another headache for the Tory whips

14 November 2012 12:07

Today brings yet another set of reminders for Numbers 9, 10 and 11 Downing Street about how difficult maintaining party discipline is going to be. First, there’s The Guardian story… Continue reading

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Delingpolegate?

14 November 2012 9:22

What’s wrong with supporting James Delingpole? Ask the Guardian: it has had a tremendous amount of fun exposing the Tories’ campaign manager for the Corby by-election, Chris Heaton Harris MP, appearing to… Continue reading

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Ed welcomes in the Northamptonshire voters. Photo: PA

Conservative Corby slips away

16 August 2012 18:30

The first polling on the Corby and East Northamptonshire by-election is out today and not surprisingly, it suggests that Labour will take the seat by a landslide. The poll commissioned… Continue reading

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Exclusive: Delingpole says no to Corby run

10 August 2012 17:30

With a heavy heart Mr Steerpike must be the bearer of bad of news. James Delingpole, of this parish, has ruled himself out of the running in the Corby by-election… Continue reading

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