New research suggests the opposite - voters were more likely to back Labour if they thought they would win.
Theresa May will cling on, but the election result changes everything. Brexit and the future of both great parties hang in the balance.
The Conservatives spent £1.2m on online adverts – but the internet came up with anti-Theresa May memes for free.
Jeremy Corbyn has consolidated a bourgeois capture of the party begun by Tony Blair.
“She is philosophically a Tory version of Tony Blair,” says one ally.
From Armando Iannucci and Rowan Williams to Germaine Greer and Melvyn Bragg.
He achieved his underdog’s moment at the top, even if that top wasn’t quite the summit.
Most MPs seem to favour a final choice between a Brexiteer and a Remainer.
Zac Goldsmith won back his Richmond Park constituency with 45 votes.
Peter Wilby's First Thoughts.
After the party's surprising revival, the mood among its ranks is transformed.