Lib Dems set to gain at Labour’s expense

The Liberal Democrats are on course to sharply increase their number of MPs, largely at Labour‘s expense, a Guardian/ICM poll suggests today.

The unique ICM poll of voters in seats within the Lib Dems’ grasp suggests the party’s vote is climbing more strongly in Labour-held marginal seats than in Conservative ones.

The poll, carried out on Tuesday night, before the prime minister’s criticism of a voter in Lib Dem-held Rochdale as “bigoted”, shows that Labour and the Conservatives may lose seats to the Lib Dems. Nick Clegg can hope to increase his number of MPs to at least 80; 17 more than the party won in 2005 and the largest at any election since 1923.

Read the full Guardian article here

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