Friday, September 14, 2007

Shock Tory Result

I have just picked up a story on the Vote 2007 website, pointing out that David Cameron had appointed a shadow Minister for Liverpool, Chris Grayling and that both of them have been visiting Liverpool, along with the Shadow Chancellor in recent months to curry support for their party.

This makes their derisory seventh place, 40 votes in Warbreck on 13th September all the more shocking.

As member Trident points out, there was a time in the 1980s when the Tories held all three seats in Warbreck. They were beaten by Labour, LibDem, BNP, UKIP, Green and Independent candidates. Only the Liverpool Labour Community Party faired worse with a mere 32 votes.

Imagine the main party of opposition, hoping to win the next General Election, doing so badly.

1.2% share of the vote.

Actually "badly" is not the right word, it is a total catastrophe. Of course the Tories could win enough seats to run the country without recourse to any seats in Liverpool, but what kind of a mandate would it be with a share of that sort of size?

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