|At 38% Theresa May would NOT have beaten Tony Blair|
The mass desertion of UKIP voters to the Conservatives produced the big numbers but the real underlying politics of this election lies with the Labour Party and its leadership. Have a look at the national share of vote between Labour and Conservative going back to 1997:
YEAR LABOUR CONSERVATIVE
1997 43.2% Blair 30.7%
2001 40.7% Blair 31.7%
2005 35.2% Blair 32.4%
2010 29% Brown 36.1%
2015 30.4% Miliband 36.9%
2017 (local) 27% Corbyn 38%
These figures clearly show that the fall of the Labour share from 43% is significantly greater than the increase in the Conservative vote share to only 38%. What does this mean ? It means that far from a huge stand-alone endorsement of Theresa May and the Conservatives we have a huge desertion of UKIP combined with a lacklustre Labour leadership NOT attracting them - the BREXIT voters say they had nowhere else to go but tory !
The Conservative Party may be celebrating in their wine bars but 38% is NOT the huge success they claim it to be.
Disgusting Low Standards In Our NHS !