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

Lib Dems lose Liverpool

LD -3
Lab +3
Liberal -1
Greens +1

14 Comments:

Blogger Alexander Redpath said...

some very pro-labpur news against the trend to say the least

2:11 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Derrick Hatton said...

Wahoo!

2:11 am, May 02, 2008

 
Blogger John Doe said...

Well they do drink a lot of alcohol in Liverpool...

2:12 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The libs dems have rigged the result by signing up an independent.

Fix!

2:13 am, May 02, 2008

 
Blogger Merseymike said...

Hardly an 'independent'. This is Cllr. Nadia Stewart - a member of the very left-wing Stewart family, who are strong backers of Robert Wareing!

I used to live in the ward she represents - before she was a councillor. I recall having arguments at meetings as to how appalling the Labour party was back in 96, because it was so right wing...and now she opts to join Liverpool's LibDems?

Truly bizarre.

2:19 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're on!

2:41 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Blair fan said...

I totally agree with your remarks on the Beeb. The results were on course to be a mid term blip at worse if it wasn't for the melt down on 10p.

2:43 am, May 02, 2008

 
Blogger Duncan Hall said...

I'm hoping the swing away from the Liberals to Labour is going to continue in a swathe across the Pennines, sweeping me in in Craven...

It's not too good is it? Good there are a few beacons. Don't know if you're on telly again, Luke, but I think someone needs to say something a bit more profound than 'we need to listen to what the voters are telling us'. I think there is a narrative to tell about the Labour vote staying at home or going to other places (not the Tories) on the psephological side, but we also need a narrative about proceeding with a vision and sharing the vision with the country. Ed Miliband was sort of hinting at it in the BBC studio, but it needs to sound more positive I think for that message to get properly across.

2:46 am, May 02, 2008

 
Blogger Merseymike said...

... and I think it has to be said - it needs someone who can communicate that effectively.

And its not Gordon.

I feel sad for him because he had been waiting for so long to become PM, but he has to go.

Miliband impresses me this evening.

2:50 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 gains for Labour from the Lib Dems in nearby St Helens too.Seems the people of Merseyside don't much like the lib dems in office...

3:28 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't get too excited

The Liverpool lib dems, like labour, have been in power so long they have become arrogant and represent themselves to the people instead of the way it should be. I voted labour today not because I like the them but because I detest the local lib dems more than them.

If this were a general election I would vote Tory or lib dem. Labour are a long way down my list

3:43 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this were a general election I would vote Tory or lib dem. Labour are a long way down my list


Whoopy doo...

10:36 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous hovedan said...

miliband ed looks like our next leader!

11:46 am, May 02, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the comments re: Gordon. Unfortunately the dumb British public don't appreciate intellectual vigour which Gordon evidently has, and prefer smarmy salesmen like Blair and Chameleon. I can't see one on the front bench though.

5:36 pm, May 02, 2008

 

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