A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Hastings gain

Mr Dale has just told me Labour has gained a seat off the LDs in Hastings. Hardly evidence of a southern wipeout.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Mike Foster!

12:18 am, May 02, 2008

Anonymous Mike said...

1 council seat gained - hardly the sign of a truly national party that aspires to stay in power.

Labour are very weak in huge swathes of the south, south west and East Anglia. Get used to it.

12:20 am, May 02, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just hearing that it is going to be a dreadful night for Labour - get rid of Brown or lose the General Election.

12:33 am, May 02, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see the Tory muppets have learnt to read I can only assume they didnt go to school under Thatcher.

12:38 am, May 02, 2008

Blogger Unity said...


News from Sandwell.

1 Tory gain in Princes End - the BNP vote in that ward has moved slightly to the left.

However, across other wards, so far, the BNP vote is half what it was last year.

12:58 am, May 02, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very dangerous for Labour at the moment but hopefully a punch in the face for Labour might knock some sense into it, the general election is still 2 years away and alot can happen in 2 years but it is looking grim :(

1:00 am, May 02, 2008

Blogger Dave Brinson said...

Two gains from the Lib Dems in Hastings- one, Castle, not far off an overall Labour majority in a previous Lib Dem stronghold. Main reason- the Labour candidate Paul Barlow worked his sock off for months.

1:49 am, May 02, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had no canvassing activity from any of the parties in our ward. The only posters and placards visible were Labour ones! Where were all the others? Asleep? Hastings seems like an interesting place re local politics. However. I guess the turn-out was pathetically small, which is shameful considering the work and suffering that people endured to become enfranchised. Please wake up, people.

8:11 am, May 02, 2008


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