Posts Tagged ‘ conservative party ’

Brown fights for job as turmoil mounts

Sep 21st, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

Gordon Brown’s centre-left Labour Party trails David Cameron’s resurgent Conservatives by 17 percentage points, according to a poll yesterday. About 54 per cent of Labour activists want someone other than Mr Brown as leader for the next general election, which must be held by mid-2010, according to a newspaper poll yesterday.

Bad news puts Brown on ropes

Aug 26th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: World

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, keen for a fillip from his country’s sporting successes in Beijing, has instead been swamped by more bad news and poor polling. A survey published on Sunday put support for Mr. Brown’s Labour Party at 25%, compared with the opposition Conservatives’ 46%.

Lessons for Nelson in unlikely election win

Aug 16th, 2008 | By David Harper | Category: Australia

Lynton Crosby is a former federal director of the Liberal Party and together with his business partner, the pollster Mark Textor, was seen as vital to Howard’s long winning streak, which came to an end in last November’s federal election. Crosby’s golden rule No. 2 might have rung most loudly in Liberal ears.