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00:00:00
>> Britain is heading for a snap June election in which Theresa May's Conservative Party is expected to do very well. However, while the government might boost their majority, in some seats that they already hold they could face some issues. My name's Allistair Smout, and I'm reporting for Reuter's from Lewis.
00:00:21
Lewis is an interesting constituency. Although the governing Conservative Party narrowly beat the pro-European Liberal Democrats in the general election in 2015, the town voted to remain in the European Union in the referendum last year. Speaking to voters in Lewis today one thing that struck me was that among people who'd voted to remain in the European Union, if they'd voted Liberal Democrat in 2015 they were likely to do so again.
00:00:47
But if they'd voted Conservative in 2015, they would again quite likely to carry on voting Conservative. That means that the Liberal Democrats who heard them might be a swing from those pro-European Conservative voters may well find that they are disappointed that Theresa May can hang on to the seat.
00:01:04
On the other hand, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Lewis points out that it's still very early in the general election campaign, and that there are many people who are slightly dissatisfied with Theresa May for calling the election. They think that's a better, clever, and canny political move but at worse perhaps slightly cynical.
00:01:23
And so we could see that public opinion shift in favor of the Liberal Democrats.