With just seven months to go until the General Election, the electoral landscape has never been more unpredictable.
What do the Middleton and Heywood and Clacton by-elections tell us about the Labour vote?
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The Fabian Society are right to highlight the UKIP threat to Ed Miliband, writes Richard Carr.
Labour looks set to hold a seat in Heywood and Middleton this week, while the Conservatives look likely to lose two of theirs.
Labour needs to be prepared for a coalition even if it doesn’t want one.
It isn’t enough to be half competent, polling well on some areas but poorly on others.
Labour may have been on the winning side in the referendum, but the polls taken since polling day have not made happy reading for the party.
Labour would be forgiven for reaching for the paracetamol this morning.
What, ultimately, will Labour be about in the coming years?