New research suggests the opposite - voters were more likely to back Labour if they thought they would win.
Theresa May lost because she rejected Cameroonism, but now his approach to party management is keeping her alive.
The DUP has secured a 10 per cent increase in Northern Ireland's budget in return for propping up the Prime Minister.
To understand the 2017 result, you need to understand the 2015 one.
"I used to think that what I believed to be right was also popular."
The party has her, and the Conservatives, over a barrel.
New voter analysis shows youth turnout was behind Labour’s surge, and that it could rise further at the next election.
In an inspired election campaign, he confounded his detractors and showed that he was – more than any other leader – in tune with the times.
Some thoughts on what I missed, and what'll change in elections to come.
The worse things get, the more and more unattractive her job becomes.
What happened on election night, she believes, was "the sweet spot between being pro-Union and anti-austerity".