Book trade digests Tory win

Book trade digests Tory win

The book trade is facing more library cuts and an uncertain future in Europe and at the department for Business, Industry and Skills, industry figures say, as they digest the results of the general election, emerging overnight.

The Conservatives have racked up 330 seats for an overall majority, with Labour on 232, the Scottish National Party surging forward to 56 and the Liberal Democrats plunging to just eight.  

Richard Mollet, chief executive of the PA, told The Bookseller this morning (Friday 8th May): "At the time of speaking it looks as if the Conservatives will have a slender major...

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