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TORIES RECORD BEST LOCAL POLL RESULTS IN FOUR YEARS

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Conservative support in local by-elections has risen to its highest level for four years, according the The Economi...
Conservative support in local by-elections has risen to its highest level for four years, according the The Economist's regular survey (p40).

The Tory recovery is mainly due to a weaker performance from the Liberal Democrats.

While the good news for the Conservatives is that they are doing as well or even better in local polls than they did before their last three general elections victories, Labour is running an average of 6% higher in local by-elections that it was in the corresponding periods.
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