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Tracking the great divide: Why Cameron and Miliband aren’t taking the centre

New YouGov research shows both party leaders remaining firmly within their comfort zone rather than reaching for the swing vote

By Peter Kellner  

Both party leaders are preaching to the converted. Miliband image © Tim Goode/PA Wire/Press Association Images

David Cameron and Ed Miliband face symmetrical challenges. Each man is prodded by some in his own ranks to be more radical (rightwards to fend off Ukip in Cameron’s case, leftwards to show boldness in Miliband’s case); on the other hand, old hands who know what it’s like to win elections outright, such as Tony Blair and Kenneth…

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