2 cheap UK shares I’d buy in a Stocks and Shares ISA for a 2021 bull market! There’s a broad range of issues plaguing UK share investors’ confidence today. Fears over the Brexit process and its impact on the domestic economy have been at the forefront in recent days. Of course, questions remain over the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and its effectiveness. This will dictate whether economic conditions — and by extension the performance of UK share prices — will improve or deteriorate in 2021.Let’s look at things through the eyes of a glass-half-full investor, though. And let’s say we agree with the predictions of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development, for a sharp global economic rebound next year. The organisation reckons GDP growth in G20 countries will recover from a 3.8% fall in 2020 to bounce 4.7% higher in 2021.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Which UK shares could be in line to soar during any upcoming stock market rally? Here are two top stocks I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA for 2021 and hold for years:#1: A UK share for growth AND dividendsPeople spend more and more on their pets nowadays. It stands to reason that spending on non-essentials like toys and grooming will pick up should broader consumer spending rebound in 2021 too.This makes Pets at Home Group (LSE: PETS) a terrific UK share for the new bull market. This business is a one-stop shop for everything your furry friends need at home. It provides other services like vetcare too. So in my opinion it’s in the box seat to enjoy excellent market growth next year and beyond. The number crunchers at Statista reckon the global petcare market will expand at a compound annual growth rate of 5.9% through to 2026 and be worth £328bn by the end of the period.Previous Covid-19 disruption means that City analysts reckon Pets at Home’s annual earnings will fall by a tenth in the financial year to March 2021. But they also think earnings will rocket 30% in fiscal 2022. This leaves the UK share trading on a corresponding price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of just 0.6.#2: A fashion favouriteFood and fashion colossus Associated British Foods (LSE: ABF) is another top stock whose share price could soar in 2021. I’m particularly encouraged by how its Primark budget clothing stores have performed since Covid-19 lockdowns have eased and what this means for the future.As analysts over at Hargreaves Lansdown have recently commented: “Future growth opportunities (particularly in the US) and weaker competitors mean the group could emerge from this crisis in a better position than it started.” The investment giant has also noted that basket sizes at Primark in recent months have been higher than they were a year ago. And that “suggests a longer-term positive trend,” it says.ABF is expected to enjoy a 37% earnings rise this fiscal year (to September 2021). This leaves the UK share trading on a PEG ratio of just 0.6, making it a brilliant value buy. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. EQTEC (LSE:EQT) is an energy company listed on the FTSE All Share AIM index. It’s a micro-cap growth stock with a market capitalisation of £168m. As such, it’s a stock with considerable risk and share price volatility. Nevertheless, it’s one that’s garnering increased interest from potential shareholders and I’m keen to discover why.First and foremost, it’s operating in line with the green revolution — turning waste into clean energy. That’s enough to generate considerable interest. The question is, does it have what it takes to provide growth, value and profitability to shareholders?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential… Kirsteen Mackay | Monday, 18th January, 2021 | More on: EQT I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! A meeting of energy and techIt’s essentially an energy company that has developed the technology to generate safe, clean energy from 50 varieties of feedstock, including agricultural, industrial waste, biomass and plastics. EQTEC does this through the process of advanced gasification. This includes sourcing waste olive oil or biomass and converting it to green energy. It then licenses and sells its technology to a variety of industries involved in sustainable waste elimination and green energy infrastructure. The company also supplies gasification reactors, equipment and design expertise. Sometimes it invests in projects for an equity return too.Projects in the pipelineEQTEC has several projects in the pipeline for the year ahead. Its latest deal is with private Greek construction firm Nobilis Pro Energy to develop waste gasification projects. It will use this small project as a template for future work. And EQTEC’s CEO David Palumbo believes this could be repeated five to 10 times in the next two years.In the UK, EQTEC operates much bigger projects, namely the Deeside RDF project in Wales, the Southport Hybrid Energy Park Project and the Billingham Energy waste gasification and power plant. These require stakeholder capital and considerable oversight. While these are excellent long-term plays, the company is enjoying pursuing smaller projects abroad. This is because they’re easier to get up and running and give EQTEC an excellent opportunity to prove its ability in a shorter timescale.To this end, the German project is an excellent win because it can set the ball rolling for more opportunities. EQTEC also operates in the US, where it’s making good progress despite several headwinds.EQTEC share price volatilityBack in 2013, the share price was at 31p. It’s now below 3p, but 2020 saw it rising 1,423%. It’s fallen 13% in January though.Boris Johnson has stated his intention to take a firm stance on transforming the UK into a green and sustainable powerhouse. Meanwhile, the Biden administration in the US is also kick-starting a massive green movement. There are several external factors giving weight to this growth stock, and its flourishing pipeline of work is very promising. Biomass gasification across Europe is surging and opportunities abound.Until EQTEC proves itself, it remains a highly speculative investment with extreme share price volatility. Yet, I think it looks like it’s in the right place at the right time and its share price could see considerable upside in the coming year. I’m tempted to invest a small amount but realise there’s considerable risk in a stock like this. It doesn’t have a history of paying dividends, so this is purely a growth stock and not an income play. The EQTEC share price has surged! Does this growth stock have further to fly? 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TAGS: ConnachtLeinster Sean Cronin said: “I am delighted to put pen to paper on a deal to join Leinster this summer and I believe that with the exciting players in the squad, the future looks bright.“I have been hugely impressed by Leinster’s displays both in the Magners League and in the Heineken Cup so far this season and the province’s ambitions mirror my own. Hopefully I can establish myself in the squad when I join up in a few months time.“I am grateful for the opportunity that Connacht have given me over the last three years to play for a fantastic club. They will continue to grow from strength to strength under Eric Elwood and the existing management team and I will do my utmost to help improve our Magners League standing over the coming months.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Commenting on Cronin’s signing, Leinster Coach Joe Schmidt said: “It’s great that Sean has confirmed that he will join us this summer. He is a dynamic and talented front rower who will add experience at hooker following the retirement of John Fogarty earlier this season.” Leinster Rugby are delighted to announce the signing of Ireland hooker Sean Cronin who will join the province in the summer on a two year deal.Cronin, 24, was educated at Ardscoil Rís in Limerick and has previously played with Munster and Connacht, whom he joined in the summer of 2008.A former Ireland Schools representative, Cronin featured in the AIB League for Shannon and he earned his first Ireland cap against Fiji in the RDS in November 2009, incidentally in the same match as Jonathan Sexton and Sean O’Brien.He won his first start against New Zealand in the 2010 Summer Tests and also started against Australia. Cronin has also represented Ireland Schools, U19, U21, and ‘A’ (Ireland Wolfhounds) levels.The Limerick man played three games in the recent Guinness series against Samoa, New Zealand and Argentina and has featured 7 times for Ireland to date.
Projects Year: 2013 Save this picture!© David RelanText description provided by the architects. Walking into this apartment in the heart of Gothenburg is penetrating a very complex and whimsical brain: that of designer Torsten Ottesjö. Borne out of the client’s desire to optimize space, Ottesjö together with Lars Isestig has transformed this apartment into an intricate, multi-leveled nest, comprised of two stairways, a bedroom, a bathroom with shower, a fully-equipped kitchen, an office, a closet, a living room/guest bedroom and dining area—all within a mere 17m2 x 3,6m. Save this picture!© David RelanRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BrickworkPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles – 20MMCompositesULMA Architectural SolutionsPolymer Concrete Facade in Vertical Slat HomeThe apartment was built both in consideration of utilising the volume of the apartment to its capacity, but also to offer a multitude of shifts within perspective, which creates a different space and view from all the possible angles. The sections are therefore positioned not only in respect to each other but also to the sole window. Save this picture!© David RelanThe way each section contorts and folds into such a small space is mind-boggling…and that is exactly the point. Ottesjö deliberately creates complex living playgrounds which destabilize the mind: one doesn’t understand his work intellectually, one moves through it intuitively. Save this picture!© David RelanIn such a way, the designer “lets the environment take care of people and not the other way around”. The intricacy of each form combined with the simplicity of the materials expand the space (and the imagination) rather than condensing it. The light that seeps in between the walls’ wood panels creates a coziness and an airiness that have become a signature of Ottesjö’s style, making heavy materials light, and small spaces vast. Save this picture!© David RelanThis creation is also a bold and beautiful plea for living in a simpler, more resource-conscious way. By creating small livable places with local inexpensive materials, this apartment serves as a powerful example of how we can create more sustainable cities. Rather than building simple housing units however, Ottesjö’s aim is above all to “build apartments that hug you”, and this, perhaps more than anything else, is what he accomplishes here. Save this picture!IllustrationProject gallerySee allShow lessIf Skyscrapers Predict Crises, What Do “Donuts” Tell Us?Architecture NewsHouse at Akatsuka / atelier HAKO architectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Gothenburg, SwedenLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Architects: Torsten Ottesjö Area Area of this architecture project photographs: David RelanPhotographs: David Relan+ 18 Share 17 / Torsten OttesjöSave this projectSave17 / Torsten OttesjöSave this picture!© David RelanApartments, Apartment Interiors•Gothenburg, Sweden CopyText:Celine KuklowskyIllustration:Lars IsestigCity:GothenburgCountry:SwedenMore SpecsLess Specs 2013 Photographs 17 / Torsten Ottesjö “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/434506/17-torsten-ottesjo Clipboard ArchDaily Area: 17 m² Area: 17 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Apartments ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/434506/17-torsten-ottesjo Clipboard Year: Sweden CopyAbout this officeTorsten OttesjöOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsGothenburgInteriorsResidentialSwedenPublished on October 05, 2013Cite: “17 / Torsten Ottesjö” 05 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2011 CopyHouses•Berrocal, Spain Houses ArchDaily Architects: ch+qs arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project B House / ch+qs arquitectos B House / ch+qs arquitectosSave this projectSaveB House / ch+qs arquitectos “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/468967/b-house-ch-qs-arquitectos Clipboard Year: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/468967/b-house-ch-qs-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 35 Share Collaborator:Nathanael LopezConstruction:Pablo CampoverdeProject Architects:Josemaria de Churtichaga, Cayetana de La Quadra-SalcedoCity:BerrocalCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. YellowThis is a humanized landscape of meadows, walls, ash, streams, a small-scale landscape, minimal, almost domestic, and where absolutely everything has yellow accents. In spring poke all yellow flowers. In the summer, the cereal, harvest, and the Castilian heat are yellow.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroFall only comes here in yellow ash, millions of tiny leaves that die in a lingering and dry yellow. In winter, yellow insists in glowing flashes of yellow lichen on the gray trunks of ash trees. And here the machines are yellow, the signs are yellow, all is yellow.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGWe bought a meadow in this landscape 15 years ago, and after 12 years of yellow contemplation, we decided to build a house there, a refuge, a piece of landscape as a frame, a small inhabited threshold with two views, east and west.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGTo the west, a nearby view of rocks, moss, brambles and ancient ash. And to the east, the distant dawn over the yellow mountains. This double view and the body finished the design of the house.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGEverything is small, everything is short, everything has a tiny scale. From outside, the view slides over the house:Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThe eye only stops at a yellow gate guarding the doorway, and a yellow chimney that warms it, the rest is invisible.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAnd when sitting, stopping in the doorway, the house disappears and the world continues in yellow.Save this picture!Site PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCETICOM Jaén / ER Arquitectos + non ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsVIDEO: Thom Mayne Talks the Cooper Union BuildingVideos Share CopyAbout this officech+qs arquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFG+SGWoodBerrocalFG + SGMass TimberOn InstagramSpainPublished on January 20, 2014Cite: “B House / ch+qs arquitectos” [Casa B / ch+qs arquitectos] 20 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Reporters Without Borders condemns the beating which two Japanese reporters received from Chinese policeyesterday. The press freedom organisation also deplores the government’s decision to break its promise to allow the foreign news media to report freely in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific Organisation Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Reporters Without Borders condemns the beating which two Japanese reporters received from Chinese policeyesterday. The press freedom organisation also deplores the government’s decision to break its promise to allow the foreign news media to report freely in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. “These latest incidents are indicative of the hostility displayed by many members of the Chinese security forces, an hostility fueled in recent months by official campaigns against the foreign media,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The authorities have apologized for the beating but they must also punish those responsible.” The organisation added: “We fear that this inability to tolerate foreign reporters will result in more incidents, for which the IOC will share the blame because it took so long to request guarantees for the safety of the media.”Masami Kawakita, a photographer with the daily Chunichi Shimbun, and Shinji Katsuta, a reporter with Nippon Television Network, were arrested by paramilitary police in Kashgar, in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, and were taken to an official hotel, where they were beaten and their equipment was broken. One of the journalists was pinned to the ground while a policeman squeezed his head under his boot. They were released two hours later with minor injuries. Sixteen police officers were killed earlier yesterday in Kashgar in an attack with a explosives which the authorities blamed on a radical Uyghur group.The two journalists’ employers condemn the beatings, while the Japanese government said it would make an official protest. The Xinhua government news agency said the authorities had apologized. The Beijing municipal government meanwhile announced today that the foreign news media will have to apply 24 hours in advance in order to carry out interviews on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. This is a regrettable step backwards that violates both the January 2007 rules lifting reporting restrictions on the foreign media, and the promises made by the organisers of the Beijing games that the foreign media would be able to broadcast live from the square. The new restriction was announced in the form of a notice posted on the Beijing government website (http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/BeijingInfo/NewsUpdate/BeijingNews/t987900.htm) saying: “To maintain a good order of reporting activities at the square, Chinese and foreign journalists are advised to make telephone appointments with the Administration Committee of Tiananmen Area.”Police yesterday dispersed a group of Beijing families near the square when they tried to talk to foreign journalists about the inadequate compensation they had received after being evicted from their homes to make way for Olympic installations. ChinaAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on China August 5, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Japanese reporters beaten by police in Xinjiang, new reporting restrictions imposed in Beijing RSF_en News News News to go further News Receive email alerts China’s Cyber Censorship Figures March 12, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more
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[Delhi Riots] ‘Besides Disclosure Statement Nothing On Record Against Him’ Delhi Court Grants Bail To Man Accused Of Vandalizing Temple [Read Order]
News Updates[Delhi Riots] ‘Besides Disclosure Statement Nothing On Record Against Him’ Delhi Court Grants Bail To Man Accused Of Vandalizing Temple [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay15 Oct 2020 9:00 AMShare This – xThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Wednesday (14th October) granted bail to a man named Gulfam, who was arrested for allegedly vandalizing a Shiv Temple, situated at Gali No.5, Moonga Nagar, Delhi during the Delhi Riots (in February 2020), after noting that besides his disclosure statement, prima facie there was nothing on record to connect him with the commission of the crime.While granting…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Wednesday (14th October) granted bail to a man named Gulfam, who was arrested for allegedly vandalizing a Shiv Temple, situated at Gali No.5, Moonga Nagar, Delhi during the Delhi Riots (in February 2020), after noting that besides his disclosure statement, prima facie there was nothing on record to connect him with the commission of the crime.While granting bail to the Applicant (Gulfam), the Additional Sessions Judge Vinod Yadav observed,”The applicant cannot be made to incarcerate in jail for infinity merely on account of the fact that other persons who were part of the riotous mob have to be identified and arrested in the matter.”(emphasis supplied)Arguments Put forth by the Counsel of the ApplicantThe counsel for the applicant vehemently argued that the applicant has been in judicial custody in the matter since 08.05.2020. He has been falsely implicated in the matter. There is no legally sustainable evidence against him.It was submitted that the applicant was not a part of the unlawful assembly/riotous mob. No recovery of any sort has been affected from the applicant. The TIP of the applicant was not got conducted in the matter.Also, it was contended that no CCTV footage of the alleged incident is available on record which could depict the presence of the applicant at the scene of the crime on the date of the alleged incident.It was argued that besides his own disclosure statement, there is no other incriminating evidence to connect the applicant with the commission of the crime in the present matter.In the end, it was also submitted that the applicant has already been enlarged on bail in connected cases, being case FIRs No.86/2020 and 116/2020 (both pertaining to PS Dayalpur) by this Court vide detailed orders dated 29.09.2020 and as such, the applicant is also entitled to grant of bail in the present matter as well, as the facts of all the aforesaid cases are somewhat similar in nature.Arguments Put forth by the Special PPThe Special PP for the State argued that this is one of the cases of riots near “Chand Bagh” and “Brijpuri Puliya”, which spread on Wazirabad Road and Karawal Nagar Road as well up to Sherpur Chowk, including Shiv Vihar tiraha and Mahalaxmi Enclave.It was emphasized that the present case was registered pursuant to the receipt of DD No.30A to SI Shiv Charan which was regarding vandalism of Shiv Temple, situated at Gali No.5, Moonga Nagar, Delhi by the riotous mob on 25.02.2020.It was argued that the applicant was formally arrested in the present matter on 05.03.2020 at Mandoli Jail, pursuant to the disclosure statement made by him in case FIR No.86/2020, PS Dayalpur.It was further argued that the CDR location of the applicant confirmed his presence at the scene of the crime on the date of the incident.In the end, it was argued that the investigation of the case is still in progress; many persons who were part of the “riotous mob” need to be identified and arrested.Also, it was contended that the “conspiracy angle” behind such a large-scale riot needs to be unearthed; and there is every chance that if released on bail, the applicant may threaten the witnesses, who are residents of the same locality and as such, the dismissal of the instant application was prayed for.Court’s ObservationsThe Court observed that besides his (Applicant/Gulfam) own disclosure statement, prima facie there was nothing on record to connect the applicant with the commission of the crime in this case.The Court also noted that the applicant has also been enlarged on bail in connected case being case FIR No.116/2020, PS Dayalpur by this Court vide detailed order dated 29.09.2020.Further, the Court opined,”Admittedly, the applicant has neither been named in the present FIR nor there are specific allegations against him. There is no CCTV footage available on record to corroborate the prosecution’s case. There is no independent eye witness corroboration of the incident in question. Besides the case(s) of rioting, the prosecution has not been able to point out any previous involvement of the applicant in any other case(s). It is further a matter of record that the applicant is a resident of the same locality/area and as such, the CDR location of the applicant is also not of much consequence to the prosecution.”Considering the facts and circumstances of the case in totality, applicant Gulfam was admitted to bail on his furnishing a Personal Bond in the sum of Rs.20,000/- (Rupees Twenty Thousand Only) with one surety in the like amount to the satisfaction of Ld.CMM/Ld.Illaka MM/Ld.Duty MM, subject to the condition that:-(a) He shall not tamper with the evidence or influence any witness in any manner(b) He shall maintain peace and harmony in the locality(c) He shall appear before the Court on each and every date of hearing to attend the proceedings in accordance with the terms of Bail Bond, which would be executed by him.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
Oxford West and Abingdon constituency is hotly contested between the incumbent Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats at the general election on 8 June, according to a shock new projection by pollster YouGov.The projection, which predicts a hung parliament nationally, sees the Conservatives winning 40 per cent of the vote in the seat, with the Liberal Democrats ahead on 42 per cent. The Labour Party are significantly behind with a projected 17 per cent share of the vote, with the UK Independence Party, the only other party standing, projected to win just four per cent of the vote.The seat has been represented by Conservative MP Nicola Blackwood since 2010, and has a Tory majority of 9,582 over the second-placed Liberal Democrats. Until recently, with the Conservatives riding high in the polls, a third term for Blackwood was considered highly likely.Blackwood, who read Music at St Anne’s College, was criticised in a 2013 letter by 38 JCR presidents for voting against the legalisation of same-sex marriage despite intimating her support for the measure to students. She also garnered significant press attention in February after being moved to tears during a debate over alcoholism.The Liberal Democrats, whose physics teacher candidate Layla Moran also stood in the constituency in 2015, aim to capture the seat with a strongly anti-Brexit message. Oxford as a whole voted by 70 per cent to 30 per cent in favour of remaining in the European Union in the referendum last June.Lucasta Bath, President of the Oxford University Liberal Democrats, told Cherwell: We’re really thrilled by the results of this poll: they are a strong indictment of Nicola Blackwood’s poor record as a constituency MP, and a tribute to all our members and volunteers who have worked so hard in recent weeks.“We would urge all students in Oxford West and Abingdon to consider voting Liberal Democrat on 8 June as the only viable opposition in this constituency, and the only way to help prevent a Tory majority government.”William Rees-Mogg, President of the Oxford University Conservative Association, was more sceptical, telling Cherwell: “I’d start by noting that this is a poll from YouGov, whose predictions have been way out of line with all other pollsters—who knows how accurate this is? It’s a single poll carried out using an untested method.Rees-Mogg continued: “Nevertheless it’s a real encouragement to students to get out and vote Conservative, ensuring that we have a voice in government to represent us, not just a voice on the opposition backbenches.Speaking to Cherwell, the incumbent MP Nicola Blackwood said: “Of course we know every vote really does count in this constituency, it’s why I am standing on my record as constituency champion.”The projection suggests that the race in Oxford East is much less close, with Labour projected to win 62 per cent of the vote ahead of the Conservatives at 22 per cent. Last week, Cherwell revealed that the Labour candidate, Anneliese Dodds, was fined £75 for “illicit canvassing” in her successful 1998 campaign for the OUSU presidencyA poll commissioned by Cherwell last week revealed that 40.8 per cent of students in the Oxford West and Abingdon constituency planned to vote for Moran, compared with just 18.3 per cent for the Conservatives. In the Oxford East constituency, 54.2 per cent of voters planned to back Labour.Layla Moran was contacted for comment.
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