The SKWAWKBOX A number of people have contacted the SKWAWKBOX to ask where they can best invest their time and effort to help Labour win the General Election. Below is a list of the 50 tightest marginal seats, along with the 2015 winning margin, who won and the total electorate. In each of these, help to attack – or defend – the seat is vital. Pick one or more within reasonable reach and dive in….
Politics and Insights I have just been given an award for Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP). Not sure how much I will get towards my rent as the award notice doesn’t make much sense, but I got it after sending in my medical evidence recently. It means I get to keep a roof over my head for a bit longer, anyway. It’s very very difficult to get DHP now, as it has been made highly conditional,…Read More
Pride’s Purge Theresa May has had a disastrous start to her election campaign. Her first stop today in Bolton left locals somewhat unimpressed after the Prime Minister chose to make her entrance by landing by helicopter on a golf course. The bungling PM then refused to take or answer questions from local voters or reporters. And finally, as she whizzed by in her chauffeur-driven car back to her helicopter, a motorcycle policeman in her extensive escort had to have…Read More
Turning the Tide When we elected Jeremy, in many ways we were handing him a poisoned chalice because he was always going to have to compromise sometimes, which had the potential of losing him support amongst the people who voted him in twice. Only on the back benches could he remain ever true to himself and his principles. We need to make sure we only call it out when it genuinely is a case of…Read More