Election Briefing: how does Labour deal with the Lib Dem surge?
In consultation with a leading national pollster and a Labour campaign strategist, Compass Chair Neal Lawson has written a general election briefing on how Labour should best deal with the Liberal Democrat surge. Initial analysis shows that in almost 8 out of 10 key seats tactical voting means a vote for Labour.
Entitled How does Labour deal with the Liberal Democrat surge? The briefing demonstrates:
• That in 76% of the Tory target seats needed for an outright majority, progressive voters should vote Labour to keep out the Tories
• Effective tactical voting would mean massively increasing Labour's share of the national vote
• Combined support for the two main progressive parties has increased throughout election campaign, demonstrating a massive progressive majority - however the real risk now is a split in the progressive vote allowing Tories in through the back door.
The publication of the briefing coincides as Compass this week is balloting its 4000-strong membership on whether or not to issue a statement in favour of full-scale tactical voting in the general election. The ballot closes at 23:59 this Thursday 29 April, with the results then published within 48 hours.
Read the general election briefing
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