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Friday, May 02, 2008

Birmingham losses

Ouch x 3 (i.e. we just lost 3 wards to the Tories)

16 Comments:

Anonymous Mike said...

So the Tories can and do make gains in the Midlands. Maybe the press and you will stop saying the Tories are a south party only. Unlike Labour who are of course just Scotland, Wales and Northern England.

12:09 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Alun said...

So far only in wards that we've lost the past two years anyway. Fingers crossed.
Better news; we held the Hodge Hill ward pretty easily (won by a LibDem in 2007).

12:11 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Tom said...

Since most of the seats up for grabs are in Wales, Northern England and the Midlands I expect the Tories to only make a few gains but that would be good for them since their main strength (and most of the population) are in the South West, the South and East Anglia.

12:12 am, May 02, 2008

 
Blogger Phelim said...

oh god, now we have another CGI weird thing....with that weird guy...with all the maps....and now...what is that...snow? And those sound effects?

12:12 am, May 02, 2008

 
Blogger Andy said...

I imagine there will be a few more "ouches" before the night is out... :p

12:13 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone should tell mike that Scotland, Wales and Northern England are bigger than South England hence why Labour's been in power for the past 10 years, and Birmingham council was Tory controlled already fella. Still got some time to go before winning up north fairy.

12:14 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is that possible

The Tories in Brum are a f**king disater

12:31 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No change in Worcester

It isnt gonna happen Tories, it isnt gonna happen

12:33 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking at Dale blogg some are asking that Jowell looks bored.

Of course she is, she is sat next to Gideion who is itching for another line.

12:34 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please Please tell me that that Tory twat Graham Green didnt win in the oscot ward in Bham..PLEASE

12:36 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't all tories twats?

12:42 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LD hold Springfield. Lab just behind and Respect at 25%

12:46 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

more bad news for Labour. They fail to win Oscott (Con gain), Aston (LD hold) and Tyburn (LD hold but won by Lab last year)

12:55 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just noticed on BBC many of he tory gains are from OTH

The BNP going back to the fold

1:01 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pfft, lab are slowly alienating the center left in the attempt to grab more of the southern votes, i expect more people will turn against them, they should still win in the north, but the gaps should be closer.

1:03 am, May 02, 2008

 
Blogger Praguetory said...

You've lost 6 seats in Brum to the Tories on the night. 3 of your rising stars booted. Tories got a 10% swing to win in Stockland Green.

1,000+ Labour majority reduced to 80 in Kingstanding.

7:48 am, May 02, 2008

 

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