Australian Left Review


Paul Hurst


If you look at the post-election map of Britain you can see the reason for the Conservatives' victory instantly: England is blue. There are red blobs marking Labour's strongholds in the major conurbations and orange blobs for the odd Liberal bastion, but suburban and rural England is solidly Conservative. Scotland by contrast is now Labour's heartland; Labour holds two-thirds of the seats, and Scotland represents 49 out of the 271 Labour MPs at Westminster.



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