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, July 03, 2009

Council by-elections

Just two yesterday:

Ferndown C Ward, E Dorset DC. Con hold. Con 510 (51.7%, -26), Ind 477 (48.3%, +48.3). Swing of 37.2% from Con to Ind since 2007.

Nonsuch Ward, LB Sutton. LD gain from Con. LD 1665 (50.6%, +3.5), Con 1329 (40.4%, -7.4), BNP 211 (6.4%, +6.4), Lab 88 (2.7%, -2.5). Swing of 5.5% from Con to LD since 2006.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


No wins for Labour?

How ungrateful can people be.

4:30 pm, July 03, 2009

Blogger Chris Paul said...

Terrible but terrible results for the Tories. Thanks for maintaining this servivce Luke.

5:04 pm, July 03, 2009

Anonymous Anonymous said...

88 votes for labour they must be crazy in sutton lol

8:45 pm, July 03, 2009

Blogger Montague Burton said...

Nonsuch ward?

9:29 am, July 04, 2009

Anonymous Mrs Trellis (North Wales) said...

Yeah, Nonsuch is such a great name for a place, isn't it?

4:39 am, July 05, 2009

Anonymous Rotten to the Core said...

All 88 Labour voters live in one old people's home

9:15 pm, July 05, 2009

Blogger Mark Still News said...

Something needs to be done pretty quick otherwise this Labour party will be in opposition for 20 years!

Mr Brown step down now and make way for John McDonnell before its too late?

10:52 pm, July 05, 2009

Anonymous Rich said...

Listening to THE GOVERNMENTS response to recent events in Afghanistan and the coming spending review it is now very clear the the cabinet is very out of touch.

First of all does anyone remember why we invaded Afghanistan? Is our presence in Afghanistan making us safer or more at risk from terrorism? If I was a minister I would be seriously asking myself these questions. Did we ever really win the war against the Taliban and if we did, did the war in Iraq give them time to recruit and regroup.

Why isn't the government looking at scrapping trident as a means to safeguarding public services? Why is trident still part of government policy.

The government should be seriously reviewing a hole host of policies and being brave and honest about being wrong in the first place.

10:53 pm, July 06, 2009

Blogger Mark Still News said...


I agree trident won,t stop terrorism!
There seems to be more terrorists in Saudi Arabia than Afghanistan! The CIA trained terrorists in Afghanistan, but the were not Afghans were they? The Iraq illegal war and invasion was all about the politics of Oil!

Its obvious that the Labour parties strings are being pulled by the puppet master global elite!

Its time these Puppets stepped down and allow proper Labour Socialists take control who will stand up to global elite filth!

11:15 pm, July 06, 2009

Blogger Mark Still News said...

It cost the taxpayer so much money to Nationalise 1 bank and buy large amounts of others. The latest is that Gordon will sell the banks off before the next election not awaiting for the asset value and shares to climb to their full growth potential! Why not keep them as we paid so much for it, this would give us taxpayers some future assets. If all these bank shares were sold off within the next 10 Months it would be at a loss.Take an example: as RBS shares were bought for 69p by the government but have only climbed up to 37p over 8 Months and the end of the year the target is for them to reach 40p, so the Labour party could really have thrown our hard earned Nations cash away as don't expect the RBS shares to climb above 69p before the next election they could drop down again and other bank shares too!!

11:39 am, July 07, 2009

Anonymous Rich said...

I have first hand experience of both wars and I know that these wars are never easily won.

The problem is we invaded and the politicians were all to keen to call victory too early. Those on the ground knew that the Taliban had fled and would regroup during the winter.

Then came Iraq and here we still are....and our MPs are not willing to challenge why we went in the first place,

At the end of this war....will all the lives lost be worth it. Will our lives in the UK be safer and better as a result. This isn't the Falklands where the UK had a duty to its citizens this is another state with no connection to the UK.

Would Gordon Brown let his own son fight in Afghanistan?

10:33 pm, July 07, 2009

Blogger Mark Still News said...

The Malvinas conflict was a waste of time to, but in Iraq there is real oil! Argentina was of the opinion it was a re-occupation of its own territory when they invaded and Maggie seized the opportunity as she desperately needed to take peoples minds away from domestic issues.

Afghanistan is a very important commercial passage way, and this war had nothing to do with fighting terrorism.

4:27 pm, July 08, 2009

Anonymous anonymouse said...

Argentina was unaware, at the time, of the large hydrocarbon reserves discovered by Royal Dutch Shell in the Malvinas/Falklands area.

"Commercial passage ways" require stability, something Afghanistan can never provide reliably. Only an idiot with no knowledge of history would send in troops to control or suppress the Afghans. No matter how courageous our brave troops are, we will leave there with our tail between our legs.

10:40 am, July 09, 2009


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