James Forsyth

Tories win Southampton, Jowell stresses that London is a London election

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The Tory victory in Southampton is the first sign that something big might be happening tonight; no one had this one down as a possible change. John Denham is blustering terribly on the BBC trying to explain the result away. Meanwhile, Tessa Jowell—while not conceding London—is taking every opportunity to distance Labour nationally from the London result, hardly a sign of confidence.

Written byJames Forsyth

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

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