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Keir Starmer is heading for an embarrassing defeat in Hartlepool | John Rentoul – The Independent

The Labour leader chose the wrong candidate to run in a working-class Leave seat, but other setbacks in the north and Midlands will be harder to explain away, writes…



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ASurvation opinion poll suggests that Paul Williams, the Labour candidate, is heading for a crushing defeat in the Hartlepool by-election on Thursday. This is obviously not good for Keir Starmers attempt to present the party as starting to climb the mountain of recovery under new management. But his mistake was to allow people to think that Labour could hold the seat.
His starting point should have been that the Conservatives should have won the seat at the general election. The reason they didnt…

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