5 seats where Lib Dem tactical voting claims proved false

In 5 seats they claimed they were best-placed to beat the Tories but came third.

The Liberal Democrats election campaign, especially online, was foccused on persuading supporters of other parties to back them to beat either the Tories, Labour or the SNP.

Many of their claims about tactical seemed ambitious – and in some seats they did enjoy a big swing towards them to finish second – but in the five below, the claims proved false.

It’s harder to analyse any tactical voting claims made by Labour or the Tories – because their online campaigning did not focus on tactical voting. Labour’s Facebook adverts promoted its policies while the Tories criticised Corbyn and said they would “get Brexit done”.

  1. York Outer

In a Facebook advert, the Lib Dems claimed one of the reasons why York Outer constituents should vote for them is that “Labour can’t win here and can’t stop Boris”.

2. Watford

3. North East Somerset

4. Eddisbury

5. Chipping Barnet

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3 Responses to “5 seats where Lib Dem tactical voting claims proved false”

  1. 5 seats where Lib Dem tactical voting claims proved false - Politics Highlight - News from the Left and Right

    […] 13 December 2019Politics Highlight In 5 seats they claimed they were best-placed to beat the Tories but came third. Author: Joe Lo | Source […]

  2. Sue coe

    In Bury St Edmunds- Lib Dem’s withdrew and greens ( very disappointingly) published their own fake bar chart… having lost their deposit in 2017 !! with Lib Dem’s doing only v slightly better and labour gaining 18000 votes…

  3. Francis McGonigal

    Kensington is another example. Tactical Voting websites advocated a Liberal Democrat vote but they came a poor third and Labour lost narrowly.

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