Election 2015: The Final Nail in Labour’s Coffin


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According to the British Social Attitudes Survey which reported just two months before the election the UK public are by and large tolerant, believe in values of fairness and justice, and don’t like bullies or those who seek to be mean minded to others, agree that those less fortunate than themselves should be helped out and support the NHS. Even over half of self declared UKIP voters told the survey that they found the growing wealth gap a worry. A staggering 92% of the 90,000 people asked believed that the NHS is underfunded.

Yet on Thursday 7th May 2015 a staggering 11,334,920 people trooped into polling stations and placed their mark for the Tories.

More people voted for Cameron last week than voted for Tony Blair and New Labour in 2001 and 2005. In other words only 1997 saw Labour poll more votes than the Tories did on Thursday.

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