MP Tessa Munt 'set to lose 2015 election' says survey
Tessa Munt is set to lose her parliamentary seat for the Wells
constituency, which includes the Burnham-On-Sea area, at next
year's general election, according to an opinion poll.
survey carried out in the so-called 'battleground constituencies'
commissioned by Tory peer Lord Ashcroft, who hired pollsters to
see how more than 1,000 people in each of 17 Tory-Lib Dem marginals
across the country would vote.
key seats across the West country would swing from Lib Dem to
Tory, despite the rise of UKIP nationally. They
are Wells, Chippenham, Somerton & Frome and Mid-Dorset.
Ashcroft's polling suggests that, overall, a 3.5 per cent swing
from the Lib Dems to the Tories would take place in the 17 marginals.
Ashcroft said: "Ukip are not just a problem for the Tories.
Those who voted Lib Dem at the last election were as likely to
say they would switch to Ukip (13 per cent) as to say they would
switch to Labour (13 per cent). A
further 11 per cent said they intended to vote Conservative."
party is literally losing votes right, left and centre. The Lib
Dems are in their current position not because of anything Nick
Clegg himself has done or not done, but because his party is in
government with the Conservatives a decision endorsed by
the whole party through its exhaustive processes of internal democracy."
centre-right coalition already has a left-wing alternative, led
by Ed Miliband. Former Lib Dem voters who switched because they
were dismayed that the party entered office with the Tories would
only consider coming back if the party promised not to make the
same decision in 2015, no matter what the election result."
a declaration is surely unthinkable, or ought to be for a party
that wants to have any influence on the nation's affairs,"
would also look a bit rum to the voters: campaigning as the left-wing
alternative to the left-wing alternative after five years in government
with David Cameron, George Osborne, Theresa May, Iain Duncan Smith
and Michael Gove would surely be a bit of a stretch," he