LIBERAL DEMOCRAT VOTE HAS ALMOST HALVED SINCE 2010. ONLY LABOUR HAS A CHANCE OF OUSTING CONSERVATIVE MP IN ST ALBANS.
New results from the national polling company Electoral Calculus have confirmed that Labour’s vote in St Albans has grown rapidly since the last election, overtaking a Liberal Democrat party that is in freefall and turning the election here into a straight fight between Labour’s Kerry Pollard and the Tories.
The Liberal Democrats did well St Albans in 2010 but even then they could not beat the Conservatives. Since then, their decision to join the coalition has driven away many voters who believed they were an alternative to the Tories instead of their allies.
Meanwhile, Labour’s vote has grown rapidly since the last election and Kerry Pollard is now the only candidate who can beat the Conservatives here.
Professor Richard Grayson, a former adviser to the Liberal Democrat leadership, has already called on Liberal Democrat voters to support Labour in St Albans. Kerry Pollard best represents the views of those who voted for Nick Clegg’s party at the last election, he told his former colleagues.
The Conservatives have offered nothing but hard times for ordinary people and more cash for their millionaire supporters. The polling shows only Labour can beat them, but we need the support of Liberal Democrat voters who want a better, fairer Britain.