James Forsyth

Labour in third on 24 percent, Tories on 44 percent

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The national vote equivalents that the BBC just projected are dire for Gordon Brown. Under him, Labour are doing worse than they were under Tony Blair at the height of public discontent with the Iraq war. The Tories are up to 44 percent, a formidable showing and one that was at the high end of expectations for them at the beginning of the night. Nick Clegg will be relieved to have forced Labour into third. Geoff Hoon is trying to dismiss the Tory performance tonight and suggests that Cameron won’t be too happy with the results, he just sounds ridiculous though.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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