Tories need a lot more than 140 votes for Lewes seat

Some people in the Lewes constituency may be a little confused by a leaflet they’ve received from the Conservative Party.

It claims that “all it takes is for just 140 more people to vote Conservative and they could win the seat.”

This, the message continues, “would ensure that David Cameron is returned to No 10 to provide the competent leadership Britain needs”.

I’m far from being sure about the competent leadership, but even less about this 140 votes claim. Is maths a problem for the Conservatives? Or have they got such short memories they’ve forgotten Norman Baker had a majority of 7,647 in the last election? Would 140 votes really swing it for them? Or is it back to school for a maths lesson?

Angela Wigglesworth