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Labour to hold Hartlepool?

Mike McCartney

30th April 2021

Interesting article to suggest they will

The polls are pointing towards a significant Tory gain in the seat. This is also backed up by evidence from the bookies, with the odds shortening on a victory for the Conservative candidate, Jill Mortimer.

A combination of the "vaccine bounce" for Boris and sentiment of a need for change are given as explanations. See

But this article from GQ magazine, argues that the dynamics of this by-election are far more difficult than they first appear.


By this time next week, we shall know the answer.

Mike McCartney

Mike is an experienced A-Level Politics teacher, author and examiner.

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