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Last Updated: Monday, 23 May, 2005, 12:33 GMT 13:33 UK

The seats listed below as "defence" are Labour's most vulnerable to attack from other parties, based on the results of the 2001 general election.

If Tony Blair's party had lost all 80, and gained no others, it would have lost its overall majority in the House of Commons.

Further down are the target seats that Labour would have been most likely to gain if the party had improved on its result in the last election.

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Labour defence

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Seats lost
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Constituency Lost to New majority
Bethnal Green & Bow   RES 1.9%
Bexleyheath & Crayford   CON 10.7%
Birmingham Yardley   LD 9.1%
Blaenau Gwent   IND 25.9%
Braintree   CON 7.3%
Brent East   LD 8.7%
Bristol West   LD 8.9%
Cambridge   LD 10.0%
Cardiff Central   LD 15.5%
Clwyd West   CON 0.4%
Croydon Central   CON 0.2%
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale   CON 3.9%
Dunbartonshire East   LD 8.7%
Dundee East   SNP 1.0%
Enfield Southgate   CON 4.1%
Falmouth & Camborne   LD 3.9%
Forest of Dean   CON 4.3%
Gravesham   CON 1.4%
Hammersmith & Fulham   CON 10.2%
Harwich   CON 1.8%
Hemel Hempstead   CON 1.1%
Hornchurch   CON 1.3%
Hornsey & Wood Green   LD 5.1%
Ilford North   CON 3.8%
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey   LD 9.4%
Kettering   CON 5.9%
Lancaster & Wyre   CON 8.0%
Leeds North West   LD 4.2%
Manchester Withington   LD 1.8%
Milton Keynes North East   CON 3.3%
Monmouth   CON 9.9%
Na h-Eileanan an Iar   SNP 10.4%
Northampton South   CON 8.1%
Peterborough   CON 6.6%
Preseli Pembrokeshire   CON 1.6%
Putney   CON 4.8%
Reading East   CON 1.1%
Rochdale   LD 1.1%
Rugby & Kenilworth   CON 2.9%
Scarborough & Whitby   CON 2.7%
Shipley   CON 0.9%
Shrewsbury & Atcham   CON 3.6%
St Albans   CON 3.0%
The Wrekin   CON 2.1%
Wellingborough   CON 1.3%
Welwyn Hatfield   CON 13.3%
Wimbledon   CON 5.3%
2001 Results   2005 Results
No. Constituency Majority Party   Party New majority
1 Dumfries and Galloway 0.3%     LAB 5.7 %
2 Dorset South 0.3%     LAB 3.7 %
3 Braintree 0.7%     CON 7.3 %
4 Monmouth 0.9%     CON 9.9 %
5 Lancaster & Wyre 0.9%     CON 8.0 %
6 Kettering 1.2%     CON 5.9 %
7 Dundee East 1.3%     SNP 1.0 %
8 Northampton South 1.7%     CON 8.1 %
9 Ochil and South Perthshire 1.8%     LAB 1.5 %
10 Cardiff Central 1.9%     LD 15.5 %
11 Ynys Mon 2.4%     LAB 3.5 %
12 Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey 2.7%     LD 9.4 %
13 Welwyn Hatfield 2.8%     CON 13.3 %
14 Shipley 3.1%     CON 0.9 %
15 Clwyd West 3.2%     CON 0.4 %
16 Bexleyheath & Crayford 3.6%     CON 10.7 %
17 Milton Keynes North East 3.9%     CON 3.3 %
18 Hornchurch 4.2%     CON 1.3 %
19 Selby 4.3%     LAB 0.9 %
20 Hammersmith & Fulham 4.5%     CON 10.2 %
21 Thanet South 4.5%     LAB 1.6 %
22 Forest of Dean 4.6%     CON 4.3 %
23 Wellingborough 4.6%     CON 1.3 %
24 Ilford North 5.3%     CON 3.8 %
25 Rugby & Kenilworth 5.3%     CON 2.9 %
26 Gillingham 5.4%     LAB 0.6 %
27 Harwich 5.4%     CON 1.8 %
28 Enfield North 6%     LAB 4.7 %
29 Oldham East & Saddleworth 6%     LAB 8.3 %
30 Dunbartonshire East 6.3%     LD 8.7 %
31 Calder Valley 6.5%     LAB 2.9 %
32 Redditch 6.7%     LAB 6.7 %
33 Peterborough 7.2%     CON 6.6 %
34 Shrewsbury & Atcham 7.2%     CON 3.6 %
35 Dartford 7.4%     LAB 1.5 %
36 Scarborough & Whitby 7.5%     CON 2.7 %
37 Hove 7.6%     LAB 0.9 %
38 Bristol West 8%     LD 8.9 %
39 Preseli Pembrokeshire 8%     CON 1.6 %
40 Gloucester 8%     LAB 8.2 %
41 Putney 8.1%     CON 4.8 %
42 Hemel Hempstead 8.2%     CON 1.1 %
43 Na h-Eileanan an Iar 8.2%     SNP 10.4 %
44 Ribble South 8.2%     LAB 4.6 %
45 Finchley & Golders Green 8.5%     LAB 1.7 %
46 Wolverhampton South West 8.5%     LAB 6.9 %
47 Birmingham Yardley 8.6%     LD 9.1 %
48 The Wrekin 8.6%     CON 2.1 %
49 Croydon Central 8.7%     CON 0.2 %
50 Elmet 9.1%     LAB 9.6 %
51 Wimbledon 9.1%     CON 5.3 %
52 Stroud 9.1%     LAB 0.6 %
53 Keighley 9.2%     LAB 10.5 %
54 Sittingbourne & Sheppey 9.3%     LAB 0.2 %
55 High Peak 9.3%     LAB 1.5 %
56 Aberdeen South 9.5%     LAB 3.2 %
57 Stourbridge 9.5%     LAB 1.0 %
58 Brigg & Goole 9.6%     LAB 6.8 %
59 Falmouth & Camborne 9.7%     LD 3.9 %
60 Medway 9.8%     LAB 0.5 %
61 Colne Valley 9.9%     LAB 3.1 %
62 Wirral West 10%     LAB 2.7 %
63 St Albans 10.2%     CON 3.0 %
64 Vale of Glamorgan 10.4%     LAB 3.8 %
65 Burton 10.4%     LAB 3.0 %
66 Hastings & Rye 10.5%     LAB 4.7 %
67 Pendle 10.8%     LAB 5.3 %
68 Bradford West 10.9%     LAB 8.3 %
69 Chatham & Aylesford 10.9%     LAB 5.5 %
70 Warwick & Leamington 11.1%     LAB 0.5 %
71 Gravesham 11.1%     CON 1.4 %
72 Great Yarmouth 11.3%     LAB 7.4 %
73 Wansdyke 11.3%     LAB 3.6 %
74 Stafford 11.3%     LAB 4.7 %
75 Tamworth 11.4%     LAB 5.9 %
76 Dover 11.6%     LAB 10.3 %
77 Rossendale & Darwen 11.9%     LAB 8.3 %
78 Watford 12%     LAB 2.3 %
79 Broxtowe 12%     LAB 4.7 %
80 Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale 12.1%     CON 3.9 %
2001 Results   2005 Results
No. Constituency Majority Party   Party New majority
1 Boston & Skegness 1.3% CON   CON 14.1 %
2 Beverley & Holderness 1.7% CON   CON 5.1 %
3 Bedfordshire South West 1.8% CON   CON 18.1 %
4 Basingstoke 1.8% CON   CON 9.7 %
5 Castle Point 2.5% CON   CON 17.9 %
6 Upminster 3.7% CON   CON 17.4 %
7 Canterbury 4.6% CON   CON 15.7 %
8 Bury St Edmunds 5% CON   CON 18.9 %
9 Bosworth 5.1% CON   CON 11.2 %
10 Moray 5.1% SNP   SNP 14.6 %
11 Chesterfield 5.8% LD   LD 6.9 %
12 Hexham 6% CON   CON 12.1 %
13 Uxbridge 6.3% CON   CON 18.0 %
14 Chipping Barnet 6.4% CON   CON 14.1 %
15 Gosport 6.6% CON   CON 13.3 %
16 Altrincham & Sale West 6.8% CON   CON 16.2 %
17 Norfolk North West 6.8% CON   CON 18.1 %
18 Carmarthen East & Dinefwr 6.8% PC   PC 17.5 %
19 Wycombe 7% CON   CON 15.9 %
20 Suffolk Central & Ipswich North 7.4% CON   CON 15.4 %
21 Hertfordshire North East 7.7% CON   CON 19.3 %
22 Spelthorne 7.8% CON   CON 23.2 %
23 Old Bexley & Sidcup 7.9% CON   CON 22.3 %
24 Meriden 8.5% CON   CON 15.1 %
25 Suffolk Coastal 8.6% CON   CON 18.4 %
26 Norfolk Mid 8.7% CON   CON 13.8 %
27 Newark 9% CON   CON 14.1 %
28 Grantham & Stamford 9.8% CON   CON 15.8 %
29 Aldridge-Brownhills 10% CON   CON 13.9 %
30 Argyll and Bute 9.2% LD   LD 13.0 %
31 Suffolk West 10.1% CON   CON 20.2 %
32 Banbury 10.1% CON   CON 19.2 %
33 Faversham & Kent Mid 10.2% CON   CON 20.0 %
34 Eddisbury 10.3% CON   CON 13.6 %
35 Havant 10.4% CON   CON 15.7 %
36 Lichfield 10.6% CON   CON 16.2 %
37 Yorkshire East 10.8% CON   CON 13.4 %
38 Beckenham 10.9% CON   CON 17.2 %
39 Billericay 11% CON   CON 22.9 %
40 Suffolk South 11.2% CON   CON 13.6 %
41 Wantage 11.4% CON   CON 15.4 %
42 Perth and North Perthshire 11% SNP   SNP 3.3 %
43 Hertsmere 11.8% CON   CON 26.1 %
44 Edinburgh West 11.9% LD   LD 30.0 %
45 Hertford & Stortford 11.9% CON   CON 26.4 %
46 Caernarfon 12.1% PC   PC 18.6 %
47 Chelmsford West 13% CON   CON 18.8 %
48 Blaby 13% CON   CON 15.9 %
49 Stone 13.2% CON   CON 19.3 %
50 Cities of London & Westminster 13.2% CON   CON 22.2 %