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Five reasons the Lib Dem fightback is failing

Tim Farron’s party has a history of campaign surges, but on 8th June it could lose more seats than it gains. Here’s why

By Peter Kellner  

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Tim Farron ©NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

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Unless their fortunes change over the next week or so, the Liberal Democrats face a disappointing, and possibly terrible, election night. When Theresa May called the general election, Tim Farron’s party was averaging 11 per cent in the polls, three points up on the 8 per cent it secured two years ago. There was talk of their building on that, and recovering some of the seats…

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