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What does success in the 6th May elections look like for each party?

Every major party will doubtless claim some victory after next week’s votes. Here are the results they need for those claims to be genuine

By Peter Kellner  

Photo: Guy Bell / Alamy Stock Photo

I admit it: my past election predictions have not always been perfect. Here, though, is one that I make with confidence. Over the weekend of 8th-9th May, as we digest the results of next week’s elections, all the main political parties will tell us that they have done better than they expected.

They will, of course, be cherry-picking those results that suit their purpose. And the opportunities for cherry-picking will be greater than ever. The 6th of May will be Britain’s “Super Thursday”: the biggest ever set of contests outside a general election. For once, every elector in…

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