29th November is by-election Super Thursday
By Peter Hoskin
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According to Paul Waugh, we can now expect a trio of by-elections on 29th November. Apparently, Labour will move the writs for Croydon North, Middlesbrough and Rotherham tomorrow.
All of which makes the next few weeks even more election-heavy. Don’t forget, on 15th November, we also have the by-election in Corby — the first time that the current Government has had to defend one of its seats — as well as those in Manchester Central and Cardiff South & Penarth. The police commissioner elections are also on that day.
Even if Conservative candidates perform well in the police commissioner elections, the story there could be about low voter turnout. So, good job that George Osborne’s Autumn Statement is at the beginning of December. Those things always go well, don’t they?