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I was looking to see how many seats our former masters in the Labour Party had lost . As I was scanning the table , I saw that the Conservatives are down as losing 5 seats , holding 15 .
Haud on !
The Conservatives had 17 seats in the last Parliament (if you include Alex Fergusson , the Presiding Officer , or Speaker).
I make that only 2 losses .
Further investigation shows that something strange has happened with these BBC statistics . They have both Dumfriesshire and Eastwood down as Labour gains from the Conservatives .
This is not the case . Both seats were Labour-held before the election .
Why would our National broadcaster wish to maximise Conservative losses and minimise Labour ones ? Are they not bound by law to be impartial ?
PS. I notice that even The Daily Telegraph is using the same dishonest graphic presentation .
It is identical to the BBC one and seems to have been copied from the same source .