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 15, 2009

Council by-election results

Only one by-election of interest last night (another in Anglesey was only contested by independents):

Chopwell and Rowlands Ward, Gateshead MBC. Lab hold. Lab 1221 (53.1%, -4), LD 898 (39.1%, +12.5), Con 177 (7.7%, -8.6). Swing of 8.3% from Lab to LD since 2008.


Anonymous Soclialsm = Nazism said...


8:33 pm, May 15, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Socialims Does not = Nazism.
Look who Hitler fought with in Spanish civil war.

11:00 pm, May 15, 2009

Blogger Clapton said...

Hi Luke,
Can't find an email address for you so I'm asking here if you might be interested in adding The Clapton Panel website to your links?


and there's my Beecholme & Casimir TRA site


I'm secretary of both - and on the RLG - the top level of the Hackney Homes resident involvement structure.

I will, of course, reciprocate.
Best wishes,
David White.

3:18 pm, May 16, 2009

Anonymous Rich said...

Looking at todays shocking polls I can't see how Brown will last another month. Labour are looking at a disaster scenario and we could see Labour behind the Lib dems come the next election.

I honestly think Brown will be forced to call an election this year. If he leaves it any longer the outcome may be worse.

12:34 am, May 17, 2009

Blogger Mark Still News said...

Depressing as we could end up with a Tory government for 18 years-but then Labour carried on the Thatcherite policies and has equalled the Tories in its privatisation and pro rich support.

11:44 am, May 17, 2009

Anonymous Rich said...

AS far as I'm concerned any change is better than no change at all. No matter what government gets in next it will be better than this vile bunch.

Just look at what Labour have planned if they win. Terror legislation, ID cards, Enforcement Bill...hardly sounds like a social government to me....more like fascism.

Get Labour out.

11:55 am, May 17, 2009


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