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Five crucially important but frequently ignored facts about the 2019 election

Labour’s biggest problem was not losing Leavers, it was losing Remainers

By Peter Kellner  

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on election day. Photo: Ik Aldama/DPA/PA Images

Here are five take-aways, beyond the bleeding obvious, from last week’s election.

If you discount London, Britain’s major cities will send more Scottish nationalists than Conservatives to Westminster.

It’s worth noting where the Tories made little headway, not just where they made lots. The great majority of their gains were in small and medium-sized towns. Britain has 18 cities outside London with three or more constituencies. In total, they elect 73 MPs. In the new parliament, 53…

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