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Why the London result will decide the next General Election

The capital doesn't have an especially high number of marginals. What it does have is three-way battlegrounds—and those will tell you all you need to know

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

An overcast sky over the Palace of Westminster, London. Photo: PA

Labour was miles behind in the polls when Theresa May called an election in 2017, but the party’s leadership did not flinch. It is flinching now.

The party is in a mess in parliament and in the polls. It has lost the trust of Remainers in an election that is set to be about Brexit, rather than the leadership’s preferred territory of austerity and inequality. Labour will be relying on a tactically voting electorate to save the party…

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