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Labour cries foul over union poll showing Tories on track to take Hartlepool – The Guardian

CWU-commissioned poll ‘cosying up to Conservatives’ in crucial byelection, party figures claim



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Anger is mounting at the top of the Labour party over a trade union-commissioned poll on the partys fortunes in the 6 May Hartlepool byelection that has sparked accusations of betrayal.
The Communication Workers Union (CWU) asked Survation to poll residents in the north-eastern town, with the result showing the Conservatives on course to take the seat from Labour next month by 49% to 42%. The unions general secretary, Dave Ward, referred to it when criticising Keir Starmers leadership of Labour…

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