Labour loses one in seven votes and wins easily
The final week of the Labour campaign was dominated by the claim that if one in ten of its voters did not vote for the party on Thursday then there would be a Tory government.
Well the results are almost all in and Labour has lost considerably more than one in ten of its 2001 vote share. The final figures show a Labour vote share loss of one one in seven yet the party has still been returned with an overall majority of more than 60. So what happens to the following claims made in their final TV election broadcast on Tuesday night?
“If one in ten Labour voters don’t vote or vote for another party – the Tories win”.
“If one in ten Labour voters vote or vote for another party – we get the Tories who gave us 15% interest rates”.
“If one in ten Labour voters vote or vote for another party the Tories will bring in charges for hospital operations”.
“If one in ten Labour voters don’t vote Michael Howard becomes Prime Minister.”
We hope that no Politicalbetting users allowed their personal betting to be swayed by the Labour leadership’s use of statistics.