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Death by coalition?

The Liberal Democrats have lost almost 4m voters since the 2010 election. Is this the end?

By Peter Kellner   September 2012

A 2010 protest against student fees; if the Lib Dems stay on 10 per cent public support, at the next election they could have 10 MPs, not 57

The question is as tough as it is obvious: can the Liberal Democrats revive their flagging fortunes?

New polling data, gathered by YouGov, explores the nature of the party’s support at the last election, pinpoints the groups that have drifted away, and identifies problems the party must tackle if it is to avoid a near wipe-out at the next election.

The impact…

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