dr abc Posted August 11, 2009 Share Posted August 11, 2009 Based on Treasurer of the PC's excellent England 2015 scenario I am thinking of modifying it to add a left of center-left party for England. My question is which seats to make it strong in? To make things easier I will not give them candidates in all 550-odd constituencies, just the 100-150 where they would have a chance of influencing the outcome. I want them to have an national average of 5% popular support, and the potential to get up to 10 MPs if they do really well. So they would be getting 15-25% in the seats they contest. The idea would be that this party ("Left Coalition") would be a mixture of left-wing Labour (angered at alliance with LD's), Tony Benn types, and various further left Socialist type minor parties (SWP/Respect, SLP/Scargill, Socialist Party/Alternative etc). Thinking of a Bob Crow type figure for leader. Sort of like the German PDS/Linke which scores 5-10%, and has a few medium profile SPD defectors. I have using Wikipedia and google to try to find information on the extra-parliamentary Left's electoral history but have found nothing useful, just total votes for each of the dozens of parties individually. I know vaguely there would be places where they're stronger - the big cities in the North, East London, Liverpool etc - but I would like to know which constituencies more specifically and what they could realistically expect to get in the best of those. Can anyone point me in the right direction? edit: To fit them into TotPC's scenario I would be reducing Conservatives and Labour-LD's to around 40% and 30%. The remaining percentage points freed go to the English Nationalists (~8%) Greens and Independents. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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