Data analysis claims Labour ahead of Lib Dems in Finchley and Golders Green
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Data analysis claims Labour ahead of Lib Dems in Finchley and Golders Green

Corbyn's party placed on 35 percent with Luciana Berger on 22 percent, a month after a Survation poll claimed the Liberal Democrat candidate out in front

Ross Houston, centre, with local Labour Party members after his selection
Ross Houston, centre, with local Labour Party members after his selection

Data analysis release this week claims the Labour Party is ahead of Luciana Berger in Finchley and Golders Green.

Research published by anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller’s Remain United, places Jeremy Corbyn’s party on 35 percent and Boris Johnson’s Tories on 42 percent.

The numbers, reflecting a selection of opinion from 2017, seemingly contradict a survey conducted by Survation, paid for by the Liberal Democrats, which suggested that Luciana Berger is poised to win the seat for the Lib Dems, with 41 percent of the vote.

The Remain United stats puts the Lib Dems on 22 percent ahead of the General Election on 12 December, and urges Remain voters to back Labour to stop Brexit.

The Remain United website’s advice for anti-Brexit voters in Finchley and Golders Green

Labour hopeful in the seat, Ross Houston, who is a “passionate Remainer”, said the new information “shows that in our overwhelmingly Remain constituency I am the only candidate who can guarantee democracy by giving local people the chance to vote on Brexit. Mike Freer has betrayed his constituents as a member of Boris Johnson’s government forcing through a hard Brexit.’

This comes after Luciana Berger walked out of the Labour Party earlier this year over its response to antisemitism, was one of the founding members of Change UK , but has since joined the Lib Dems citing its “unequivocal” stance against Brexit.

The Survation poll was conducted on 2 October among a sample of 400 people and commissioned on behalf of the Liberal Democrats.

The Remain United stats were released on 8 November, and the group calls itself a “a major tactical voting initiative for remain and soft leave voters”, who oppose Johnson’s Brexit stance.

The numbers, released on Sunday, were published by Gina Miller’s tactical voting website Remain United, based on national polling conducted with Savanta ComRes and in-constituency research.

According to the website, Conservative candidate Mike Freer is poised to enjoy a 10-point lead over Berger, who is on 32 percent, with Labour’s Ross Houston slumping to 18 percent in the marginal seat.

  • Updated analysis released by Remain United in December predicted a 10-point Tory lead over the Liberal Democrats (32 percent) with Labour slumping to 18 percent.
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