Tuesday, 9 March 2010


Labour and the Conservatives are neck and neck in the marginal seats that will determine the outcome of the general election, raising doubts over David Cameron’s ability to win a clear overall majority, according to a special poll for The Times.

The survey was carried out in 100 key seats currently held by Labour and targeted by the Conservatives. Although more voters are switching to the Tories in these areas than in the country as a whole, the results suggest that the shift is well below the hopes and expectations of Mr Cameron’s strategists.

Bridgwater Labour Candidate Kathy Pearce said "Clearly many voters still have doubts about the Tories. This latest Poll puts the two main parties on about 38 per cent in the marginal seats and Labour is still just ahead, on 38.2 per cent to the Tories 37.6 per cent-which is a remarkable backtracking from any predicted Tory landslide!"

Kathy is pictured calling in at the Hamp Knit and Natter Group, which meets every Monday afternoon at the Hamp Information Office at 1 Edinburgh Road. Whilst learning how to 'cast on' Kathy had an opportunity to talk to local residents.

Kathy said "The Hamp Information Office was funded by the Government's Single Regeneration Budget (SRB) funding and is the venue for many of the groups on Hamp, including the Organic Veg and Fruit Scheme, Healthy Cooking and the weekly Citizens Advice Drop In."

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