Ashcroft: Labour Lead in Key Marginals

There are three more gains for Labour in the latest round of Lord Ashcroft’s polls in key Tory-held marginals. Mike Freer is facing a fight to defend his 12 point majority in Finchley and Golders Green:

And things are going to be tight for Edward Timpson in Crewe and Nantwich:

And Tory MP Iain Stewart is currently behind in Milton Keynes South:

There are also ties in Rossendale and Darwen and South Ribble. Better news though for Jacob Rees-Mogg and Rob Halfon, who are on course to hold on. No escaping that the Tories are level or behind in half of the marignals polled by Lord Ashcroft this morning…


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