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General Election 2017. How You Can Help

12th May 2017

General Election 2017
How You Can Help

The LRC supports every Labour candidate. Below is a list of the most marginal constituencies in Britain..
                                                                  Challenger                                                   Swing Needed                                        
Gower           Conservative                 Labour                   Maj 27                               0.1%
Derby North       Conservative           Labour                 Maj 41                               0.1  
  City of Chester Labour Chris Matheson Conservative               Maj 93                               0.2
Croydon Central Conservative               Labour                   Maj 165                               0.3
Ealing Central & Acton Labour Rupa Huq Conservative               Maj 274                               0.5
Ynys Mon (Anglesey) Labour Albert Owen Plaid Cymru               Maj 229                               0.7
Vale Of Clwyd Conservative                       Labour               Maj 237                               0.7
Brentford & Isleworth Labour Ruth Cadbury Conservative               Maj 465                               0.8
Bury North Conservative                       Labour               Maj 378                               0.8

Since the UKIP vote is likely to crumble away to the Tories these are other Labour marginal seats also at risk.

Margaret Greenwood – Wirral West Majority: 417 (0.9 per cent) Second place in 2015: Conservatives
Holly Lynch – Halifax Majority: 428 (1 per cent)  Second place in 2015: Conservatives
Daniel Zeichner – Cambridge Majority: 599 (1.1 per cent) Second place in 2015: Liberal Democrats
Wes Streeting – Ilford North Majority: 589 (1.2 per cent) Second place in 2015: Conservatives
Paul Farrelly – Newcastle-under-Lyme Majority: 650 (1.5 per cent) Second place in 2015: Conservatives
John Woodcock – Barrow & Furness Majority: 795 (1.8 per cent) Second place in 2015: Conservatives
Tulip Siddiq – Hampstead & Kilburn Majority: 1138 (2.1 per cent) Second place in 2015: Conservatives
Joan Ryan – Enfield North Majority: 1086 (2.3 per cent) Second place in 2015: Conservatives
Peter Kyle – Hove Majority: 1236 (2.4 per cent) Second place in 2015: Conservatives
Paula Sheriff – Dewsbury Majority: 1451 (2.3 per cent) Second place in 2015: Conservatives

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