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Mumsnet marginals


Marginals mapWe've been asking Mumsnetters in key swing seats to do a bit of reportage for us. They'll be blogging on the thorny issues galvanising party politics in their areas and letting us know how the various parties are doing so far.

We'll be posting links to our Mumsnet Marginal blogs as each one is set up, so keep checking back to see what's new.  

  • Mumsnet Marginal - Battersea (Lab majority: 332)
    "Clegg-Mania seems to have even hit the two horse race in Battersea. People saying...vote Lib Dem as a positive vote."

  • Mumsnet Marginal - Bristol (Lib Dem majority: 1,332)
    "So exciting! The leader’s debate is in Bristol this evening! Absolutely no chance of getting tickets to the event where 150 people were invited, and probably one had more of a chance to get a ticket to Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory."

  • Mumsnet Marginal - Ceredigion (Lib Dem majority: 218)
    "My 7 year old was watching last night’s TV debate with me. "That’s Gordon Brown," he said, "He is the Prime Minister. And that’s David Cameron, he wants to be Prime Minister. I don’t know who the man standing in the middle is, is he interviewing them?". Out of the mouths of babes."

  • Mumsnet Marginal - Cheltenham (Lib Dem majority: 316)
    "I had to smile at the latest Conservative leaflet through the door, where the council candidate declared her campaign to be a 'no mud-slinging zone' - distancing herself from the war of words in previous years."

  • Mumsnet Marginal - Gillingham and Rainham (Lab majority: 15)
    "I'm hoping to learn more about the area soon, we moved here just three weeks ago... and just slipped in our electoral registration forms in time to vote here."

  • Mumsnet Marginal - Oxford East (Lab majority: 332)
    "A new Conservative flyer came through the door...a consoling gesture for any lonely Tories in a seat which is dominated by students, hippyish liberal types and old-school working class Labour supporters."

  • Mumsnet Marginal - Withington, Manchester (Lib Dem majority: 531)
    "My friend says a poster in their constituency has been changed from 'I'm voting Conservative because they’re serious about sorting out MPs' expenses' to 'I'm voting Conservative because they're serious about sorting out MPs' moats." 

If you're living or working in a marginal seat and would like to get involved, let us know.

Here's the list of the top 10 swing seats for the three main parties

Gillingham and Rainham
Croydon Central
Oxford East
Portsmouth North
Edinburgh South

Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hemel Hempsted
Somerset North East
Finchley and Golders Green
Rochester and Strood

Lib Dem:
York Outer
Romsey and Southampton north
Somerton and Frome
Manchester Withington
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Hereford and Herefordshire South
Bristol West  


Last updated: about 3 years ago