THERESA May has flooded two Labour safe seats with Tory MPs and activists in a bid to make by-election history today.Voters go to the polls in Copeland and Stoke Central after their two moderate Labour MPs abandoned Jeremy Corbyn to resign.In knife edge races, the Tories are ahead in the remote Cumbria seat and second in the potteries town – with a vicious downpour from Storm Doris also expected to wreak havoc in the unpredictable turnout.A government hasn’t taken a seat off the opposition in a by-election since 1982, and never two on the same day.Last night a senior Tory MP who was overseeing campaigning efforts said Stoke Central was “competitive.”They added: “The very fact that we are even in a position where Labour are nervous about losing a such a safe seat speak speaks volumes about the state of the party.”And they claimed that the Staffordshire fight “will be very close – with possibly just a couple of percentage points between Labour, Tories and Ukip.”It has also been confirmed that Tory party chairman Sir Patrick Mcloughlin will today visit both the seats in a last ditch effort to get out the vote.Ahead of the crunch votes Jeremy Corbyn used… Read full this story
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