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Assuming no big upset on 5th May, the interesting thing about this election will be watching Labour’s internal politics play out in the aftermath. Will a tired, divided government start to fracture, its leader disliked by the voters, and its would-be leader disliked by his cabinet colleagues? Or will the start of a smooth transfer of power provide the renewal that Labour needs to rule for a generation? Much depends on size of the majority, conduct of the campaign and even the result of France’s EU referendum.

Thanks to the growing importance of the university town vote, the disenchantment of…

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