Rightman asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 2 months ago

Are there many seats like this, Ilford N?

In the Labour  landslide of 1997, the media said " You know things have gone badly for the Tories, even losing this safe seat by 3,000 votes."  In 2017 the Tories won the most seats by far by Ilford North stayed Labour by ten thou and this time isn't remotely under threat.  So what's that all about?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Ilford North is now predominately Muslim. They vote for Labour to keep our borders open to the Third World, this allows the continual flow of their families and friends into the UK. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Ilford is a London suburb. Hence was always Tory. However as many parts of London have been gentrified and local working class voters have moved out to places like Ilford it's become more likely to vote Labour. There are a few places like this around big cities.

    Wouldn't you vote for a party promising rent controls if you had to pay a grand a month for a one bed flat? No matter how supposedly middle class you are, with those types of rents or mortgages you will still be skint. 

    • Salty dog
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      So they move form West Ham and Stratford to Ilford?

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  • 2 months ago

    Boundaries and demographics vary.  Until 1997 there were zero south east labour seats outside London and the large northern cities had almost no Tory MPs after 1987 

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  • 2 months ago

    Most seats are like that. Most seats, like most people, won’t change their way of voting. It’s the few who change who decide elections. 

    Out of 650 seats contested, I doubt if as many as 100 will switch from one party to another. Ilford N will stay Tory, and would only switch in extreme circumstances, like the 1997 landslide.

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    • Mr Sceptic
      Lv 4
      2 months agoReport

      I can see why someone might consider voting for a decent, one-nation Conservative leader - but a liar and cheat like Johnson? Come on Dayton, you have some integrity.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They all want to play musical chairs

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