Watch: Paddy’s Team Talk for the final few days: Where we need to win, we’re winning and what’s more the Tories know it…

As activists all over the country pull up their hoods to protect them from the torrential rain, Paddy pops up to say thanks, to remind us to keep going till 1o pm on Thursday and reminds us why we are doing it – for stability, decency and unity in our country.

He also reminds us that the Tories know that we are winning where we need to be and points out that at this stage in the last election they said they only had to win 14 seats, this time they are saying it’s 23 but we know it’s more.

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  • David Evans 5th May '15 - 5:26pm

    “Where we need to win we are winning?” We need to win every seat we hold (and another 60+ gains to get to Nick’s two parliament target!). We shouldn’t be losing any to the Tories or the SNP, but we will. Why is it that the powers that be continually redefine success to accommodate their failure to do what they should have done over the last five years?

  • @David Evans and the previous 50.

    Nick upped our vote from 2005 when we usually suffer from a tory upsurge. FPTP means seats is difficult to control.

  • Maggie Smith 5th May '15 - 10:12pm

    “Where we need to win, we’re winning and what’s more the Tories know it…”

    Of course they know it, in a certain Sheffield Hallam they appear to be assisting or rather not resisting very much.

    I wonder if they will be quite so obliging in all the other seats you may be contesting with the Tory party as the nearest rival?

  • I do respect the Lib Dems as a party but this blind optimism is just silly. Seats will fall to the Tories and their easiest gain will probably be Somerton and Frome: small Lib Dem majority, retiring popular Lib Dem incumbent, disastrous local election results for the Lib Dems, Tories picked a candidate with local connections, Lib Dems chose the former MP for Newbury!!! My prediction is losses to the Tories will be St Austell and Newquay, North Devon, Taunton Deane, Wells, Somerton and Frome, Mid Dorset and North Poole, Chippenham, Portsmouth South, Sollihull, Berwick-on-Tweed. Perhaps one or two may be saved but be under no illusion the majority of these will be shimmering sapphire blue on the election map on May 8th.

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