How and Why Labour Lost


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Ed Miliband falls on his sword after a humiliating night

The outcome of the 2015 election may be among the most surprising in living memory.
The pre-election polls* saw Labour and Conservative support draw level and many predicted that we would be in for another Coalition government of some form, the SNP would make great gains and the Lib Dems would suffer the brunt of the electorate’s anger at the Coalition.

Well, they were half right.

As the exit poll came in, a lot of pundits and several Labour bigwigs dismissed the initial findings that pointed to the Conservatives making progress while they would lose ground.

So what happened? How could it all have gone so wrong?

We make no claims to be experts, but we present to you our pet theories.

1. Increased Competition
With information more easily accessible thanks to the Internet and the inclusion of more political…

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