Friday, July 20, 2007

No-Budgefield - NEWSFLASH - Labour gets in (again)

Unsurprisingly again, the Conservatives have come under attack for firstly the defect of Tony Lit to the party, which was seen by outside politicians as humiliating, and secondly for failing to uproot Labour's stronghold in Ealing and Southall.

Liberal Democrat MP Ed Davey said that this showed the weakness in David Cameron as leader choice but did anyone really expect any different than a red victory in these constituencies?

One should remember that Sedgfield was Tony Blair's voting ground, he was MP there only a month or so ago - I doubt that the political landscape would have changed so dramatically over a matter of four weeks.

Southall, too, has typically been a source of many of Labour's seats in the past and for a labour-turned tory politician to walk in and take 8,000 of the votes, even after the donor scandal is pretty impressive.

Congratulations is to be given to the Liberal Democrats for coming second on both counts.

Bravo. With the choice of sleaze on the left, sleaze on the right and unknown sleaze, I guess the disaffected enfranchised decided to take the libdemos for a spin.

Though perhaps with the party's track record in electoral success, it would seem to be a bit of a waste of a vote.

But I don't think that these constituents are quite up to the challenge of ticking the Tory box quite yet.

This simplistic distinction between the three probably explains why even after the dawning of a decade of wages, war and waiting lists, Ealing residents and Southall guises chose to stick to the mantra of 'better the devil you know.'

Still, biased as always,in an ideal world, I would have preferred a Tory outcome.

I wonder whether Labour would have had the same success if there had been a better turn out.

44 odd per cent is not very representative at all of the constituency.

The plus side is that out of the little turn out we managed to seize a slice.

Good efforts Tory chaps!

If only Aunty Beeb and the media hound dogs would take these into consideration and see the result as the best man winning rather than taking the view that it is a show on Tory weakness.

Surely there are more important issues at hand for you to scrutinise and criticise rather than Cameron.

I'm sure he's taking this with a pinch of salt and celebrating that at least they got something and the Lib Dems and Tories did manage to reduce the Labour majority by a bleeding lot.

That's gotta put a smile on Cameron's face - it sure does on mine :)

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