A TORY challenger who lost a knife-edge count in a key Birmingham marginal constituency
has let go of her dream to become an MP.
Boundary changes have made this a more marginal constituency
between Labour and the Tories and it is very clear the two parties have very different priorities for the future of our city.
The I Want a Referendum campaign will fund a pounds 20,000 mini-poll in the marginal constituency
as part of its drive to persuade prime minister Gordon Brown to change his mind over a UK vote on the Lisbon Treaty reforms.
His suggestion that Labour should cosy up to people who own their homes, work in the service sector and do not receive state benefits has angered many people in his marginal constituency
Political considerations will ensure that unless the proposal is in a marginal constituency
, it will be nodded through.
The group were caught removing 20 Liberal Democrat placards from lamp-posts in the key marginal constituency
of Edinburgh South.
But it would always be considered a marginal constituency
, so he had to fight hard to keep popular support throughout his political career.
The political 'Prince of Darkness' swooped into Birmingham's most marginal constituency
in a bid to bolster Labour Party support - and was immediately placed on telephone canvassing duty.
If we value fairness in elections, the level of funding the Conservatives have devoted to winning this marginal constituency
should concern us.
We stand a far better chance of electing a majority of MPs who would vote for a referendum if, at least in every relatively marginal constituency
, Euro-sceptic and withdrawal list candidates accept that we dare not split our vote, and agree to put up only one candidate on a manifesto commitment to a referendum.
Esther McVey has already been selected in a fast-track process to fight for the key marginal constituency