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UK: Conservatives set for election hammering in Corby seat

Conservatives set for election hammering in Corby seat quit by Louise Mensch … Evening Standard The Conservatives are set for defeat in an upcoming by-election, a party grandee has acknowledged. Lord Ashcroft, a former deputy chairman of the party, said the Tories would “almost certainly” lose the Corby seat and could face the same result in similar contests with Labour at a general election. Polling commissioned by the peer gave Labour a 15 point lead to take the marginal seat, with Ed Miliband’s party on 52%, the Tories on 37% and the Liberal Democrats on 7%.

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