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All to play for, but Tories have the edge

PUBLISHED: 12:16 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:44 25 August 2010

IN one of the safest Conservative constituencies, most residents are still undecided about who to vote for, according to our latest poll. The majority of people polled in Sidcup last week did not know who they were going to vote for in May. However, the

IN one of the safest Conservative constituencies, most residents are still undecided about who to vote for, according to our latest poll.

The majority of people polled in Sidcup last week did not know who they were going to vote for in May. However, the Tories came a close second. Even though the seat is usually safe Tory territory, there is a possibility of a Conservative dip due to an anti-Derek Conway backlash.

In 2005, Mr Conway held onto the seat, which he had represented since 2001.

But David Cameron sacked him from the Conservative Party in 2008 after

he used taxpayers' money to pay his son for work there was little or no evidence of.

Sitting MP for the Essex constituency of Hornchurch, James Brokenshire, is now the Conservative candidate.

Times Poll 2010

Undecided: 21 (42 per cent)

Conservative: 17 (34 per cent)

Not voting: 6 (12 per cent)

Labour: 3 (6 per cent)

BNP: 2 (4 per cent)

Liberal Democrats: 1 (2 per cent)

Old Bexley and Sidcup 2005 General Election

Swing: 7.2per cent from Labour to Conservative. Turnout: 65.3 per cent

Conservative: 22,191 (49.8 per cent)

Labour: 12,271 (27.5 per cent)

Lib Democrat: 6,564 (14.7 per cent)

UKIP: 2,015 (4.5 per cent)

BNP: 1,227 (2.8 per cent)

Confirmed candidates for 2010 general election

Labour: Rick Everitt

Green: Jonathan Rooks

Lib Dem: Duncan Borrowman

Conservative: James Brokenshire

English Democrats: Elaine Cheeseman


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