Surprise, excitement and concern as trade digests election result

Many in the book trade have reacted with surprise and excitement to the shock General Election result, which saw the Conservatives fail to win a majority government, and Labour increase its number of seats by 29 – contradicting many pollsters’ predictions of a large Tory majority. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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General Election 2019: trade figures react to Tory victory

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