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Labour set for huge election defeat in Hartlepool, internal polling suggests – The Guardian

Exclusive: Party’s own figures show only 40% of previous supporters pledge to back its candidate this time

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ByelectionsExclusive: Partys own figures show only 40% of previous supporters pledge to back its candidate this time
Fewer than half of recent Labour voters in Hartlepool say they will back the party in Thursdays crucial byelection, according to internal data based on the canvassing of more than 10,000 people, leading activists to fear a historic Conservative victory.
Labour insiders said polling from its ground campaign in the town showed only about 40% of the partys previous supporters had pledged…

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