Monday, 11 January 2010

National media begin predicting a Green Party win here in Brighton...

Regular readers of this blog will know I've been predicting that England's first Green Party MP wil be elected here in Brighton for ages.

For several months the bookies have agreed - making Caroline Lucas the favourite to win in Brighton Pavilion.

Last month the first independent poll said the same thing, with ICM reporting the Green Party had an eight-point lead over its nearest rival, the Tory Charlotte Vere, and was a full 10-points ahead of Labour's Nancy Platts.

And today, the national media has begun to catch up, with The Independent reporting the ICM poll under the headline: 'Poll Surge suggests Greens On Course For First Commons Seat'.

The New Statesman mentions the poll this week too, in a piece about Labour's uneasy relationship with the trade union movement.

Of course, as they say, there's only one poll that counts - but, as local commentator Brighton Politics Blog says, Caroline definitely has the wind in her sails at the moment. Remember, you heard it here first!

UPDATE: Tory Blogger Iain Dale has come out for Caroline to win in Brighton Pavilion...

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