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STILL NO REAL TORY REVIVAL

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Two recent Tory council by-election victories do not suggest that the party will escape a mauling in the May polls,...
Two recent Tory council by-election victories do not suggest that the party will escape a mauling in the May polls, according to an electoral expert.

The Conservatives took Chanctonbury ward in Horsham DC from the Liberal Democrats, with a majority of 351 on a 32% turnout.

They also successfully defended a Sidmouth seat in East Devon DC.

But Colin Rallings of the LGC Election Centre, based at the University of Plymouth, said the wins did not herald a Tory revival: 'Let's not get too excited. There has been a slight Tory recovery, but nothing like enough and they will still lose lots of seats this May.'
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