Firstly why would anyone vote Labour in England – they appear not to have any policies. Yet in Wales they have their best ever result. SNP storm it in Scotland. It appears people voted for decisive leadership where it was available! Without that they voted for the furlough scheme and vaccinations. Hartlepool was always a disaster waiting to happen after the Labour leadership imposed their candidate. Why has Starmer not gone yet? Andy Burnham looks like a safe’ish set of hands. And again showed that a labour candidate is not disadvantaged per se.