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Labour 2015 target seats announced

Labour have announced a list of 106 parliamentary seats they intend to win in the next General Election. If they won all seats, it would give them a majority of 80.

http://www.politicshome.com/uk/article/69287/list_of_labour%E2%80%99s_106_target_seats_for_2015.html

Most of the seats are Conservative-held, with 16 being Liberal Democrat, 2 Plaid Cymru, 1 SNP and 1 Green

The 16 Liberal Democrat held seats, with the swing Labour would need to win in brackets, are:

  • Cambridge (7.4%)
  • Norwich South (0.3%)
  • Bermondsey and Old Southwark (9.6%)
  • Brent Central (1.5%)
  • Hornsey and Wood Green (6.2%)
  • Redcar (6.2%)
  • Burnley (2.2%)
  • Manchester Withington (2.1%)
  • Argyll and Bute (4.4%)
  • East Dunbartonshire (2.3%)
  • Edinburgh West (4.1%)
  • Bristol West (10.3%)
  • Cardiff Central (6.3%)
  • Birmingham Yardley (3.7%)
  • Bradford East (0.5%)
  • Leeds North West (13.2%)

Of the 16 Liberal Democrat MPs being targeted by Labour, 8 voted against Tuition Fees in 2010, 6 voted for and 2 abstained.

Five of the seats were gained by the Lib Dems from Labour in the 2010 election, eight were gained in the 2005 election and three have been held by the Lib Dems for longer. From the list, only Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Argyll and Bute, and Edinburgh West were yellow before 2005.