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Oldham by-election - will Labour win?

Ruth Tarrant

30th November 2015

The by-election in Oldham takes place this week (December 3rd) following the death of the long-standing Labour MP for the constituency, Michael Meacher (see here for an excellent obituary that also chart the changes in the Labour party during his 4 decades in Parliament). Meacher was very much a left-wing old Labour politician, and so it might therefore seem inevitable that Labour will hold the seat, now that the left-wing Jeremy Corbyn is leader. However, media coverage suggests that it might not be quite that straightforward.

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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