Monday, June 08, 2009

North West European Election Results

A truly terrible night for the people of the North West and in particular the good people of Kensington and Fairfield.

Despite a terrific result in Liverpool (below), where Labour were streets ahead of everyone else, the combination of the votes from the rest of the region mean that the following people have been elected to serve us.

Atkins - Tory
McCarthy - Labour
Nuttall - UKIP
Davies - LibDem
Karim - Tory
Simpson - Labour
Foster - Tory
Griffin - BNP

So, the leader of the BNP, the vile and odious Griffin, as ugly on the inside as he is on the outside, is now officially one of my representatives.

But he does not just represent me now, he represents the following people in Kensington and Fairfield - the BME population, the gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders, those with disabilities, the Jews, the Romas, women, the Irish... all people he despises and wishes did not exist.

My skin is crawling.

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We did in the end send the wrong Griffin to Brussels, despite all of our best efforts, Theresa has missed out on a seat in the European Parliament again, despite all her hard work. And not to a Tory, or a LibDem, or even a Green, but to the most odious and vile man in the country.

The Liverpool results were as follows

Labour 23849
LibDem 13131
UKIP 9286
Green 8825
Tory 7376
BNP 5308
Socialist Labour 2467
No2Eu 2264
Christians 1603
Eng Dem 1284
Libertas 312
Jury Team 271
IND 209

I feel soiled and I don't know how I am going to explain this to our residents, what can I say in citizenship speeches now? The repercussions are beyond awful.


Anonymous said...

I think the thing to do is stay totally positive and focused. Also, the concerns of those who voted for the odious BNP need to be addressed and understood. Yes the BNP are Nazis, we all know that. However, I feel the campaign and tactics against them simply makes people who feel threatened by Islamification (which is a growing problem)more aggrieved that their views are cast aside.

Tannoy said...

As disappointed as I am by the election of representatives from the BNP, both here and in other parts of the country, I think we need to sit back and reflect a little.

First, there are only 2 of them. A majority or coherent influence this is most definitely not. Let us not panic unnecessarily at this time, the world is not ending yet and I half suspect that this oxygen of publicity and what will inevitably flow from Mr Griffin's mouth over the next few years will leave people in no doubt that a little mistake has been made.

Secondly, I believe that a significant number of votes for the BNP were not cast in favour of what they stand for, but were a protest vote against mainstream politics because people feel disenfranchised and that the system doesnt represent their interests. I'm sure that most people in the country feel that way to some extent, I do, and yet the fact that mainstream parties votes (labour excepted) seemed to hold up tells us that despite these feelings, they can be overcome.

These two factors alone give me cause for hope that come the next euro-elections, Mr Griffin and his ilk will be consigned to history.

Nevertheless, this past weekend, marking some of the most influential events of history aimed at combatting racism, hatred and evil, should be a prism which helps us to refocus on ensuring this trickle does not become a tide, but through peaceful persuasive means, not the oppressive measures advocated by those who would start us on the dark road to evil once again.

My second point though throws up some interesting questions should we care to look that far. Why do people feel disenfranchised by this government and this system of government?

Tannoy said...

I didn't realise that barmy boris had written this until I'd alreay read it, but I find myself sadly half-persuaded... :(

Catherine said...

Once again though you have shown what can be done with hard work - maybe the LP in the rest of the country will realise that members need to get off their backsides and talk to people.
We have one in Yorks and the Humber with Barnsley showing somewhere not short of 20% in favour. It doesn't bear thinking about.

Anonymous said...


whilst i accept that Lab won with comfort in the city,I belive there vote (according to Nick robinson) was actually 15K down on 04. hardly a ringing endorsement.

to illustrate Peter Kilyfoyle got more votes in Walton last time than Labour got in the WHOLE city in the euros


Catherine said...

Why are we being so careful to say that those who voted BNP are not voting in a racist way? If they don't know what the BNP stand for then I despair of the British public's intelligence!

Louise Baldock said...

I don't think I am going as far as to say that 30% support of a 25% turnout is a ringing endorsement. But at least we did the business, worked hard for weeks on the campaign, got our supporters out and made the effort to stop the BNP. What were the LibDems doing while all this was going on? Not much according to Warren Bradley in today's Daily Post.

They were definitely conspicuous by their absence on the streets of Kensington and Fairfield, I can tell you that for nothing.

And don't forget that 5 years ago it was an all-postal ballot on the same day as the local elections.

The two scenarious are quite different.

Opinionate said...

Shame no one from Labour was there on thursday to look at the Wavertree results come through..

Anonymous said...

Very hypocrital comments by Louise Baldock while I agree the racists BNP are deplorable the only difference between them and the Labour party is one is a wolf and the other is a wolf in sheep’s clothing lets not forget this is a Labour party which holds the claim of being the most ANTI LIFE government in this country’s history with more innocent babies dying during labours time in power than at end other time in history, plus labour continual removal of anything NON PC (I was taught in college not to say man-made because its offensive to women) I’d never vote for the BNP but I’d never Vote for the evil labour party either.

scouseboy said...

I am ashamed that a facist racist scumbag is now going to represent the north West in Europe. He may have won a seat in the North West, but he certainly will not be representing me.
Out of the eight seats contested in the North West, only 3 candidates returned (two Labour and one Lib Dem) are pro Europe.
I think the task ahead for Arlene McCarthy, Brian Simpson,and indeed Chris Davies, is to expose the shortcomings, and the racist actions of Griffin and the other BNP winner from yorkshire at every opportunity. We cannot rely on the three Tory north West reps to do likewise, as the conservative group are now further to the right(and right next door to the BNP group in the european Parliament) than in recent memory.

Anonymous said...

I was saddened by the result, only 5k more votes for the greens would of made a difference :-(

all we can hope for is the next one they are removed.

Louise Baldock said...

Cllr Makinson/Eldridge, we had our people at the count on Thursday, don't you worry, they just weren't wearing rosettes. You will have read my entry on Bartlett's blog I presume?

I am not entirely sure what the pro-life person is trying to suggest with their post. I suggest you take your argument elsewhere. I certainly have no interest in debating such a thorny issue with you, you are clearly deeply mysogynist. And I cannot see what it has to do with the shame of the BNP representing my region. Go away and don't come back.

opinionate said...

It makes me giggle you think Cllr Eldridge has time to come on this blog... deary me.

Louise Baldock said...

But you see I KNOW he does read the blog, although not as often as LLF, he spends more time on here than he does on his own.

Opinionate said...

You're like a Liverpool Perez Hilton almost ;)

Louise Baldock said...

I had never heard of Perez Hilton, so I had a look on Wikipedia. This is what it said. "His blog, (formerly, is known for posts covering gossip items about musicians, actors and celebrities. He often posts tabloid photographs over which he has added his own captions or "doodles." His blog has garnered both positive and negative attention for its brash attitude, its active "outing" of alleged closeted celebrities and its role in the increasing coverage of celebrities in all forms of media."

I am not entirely sure of the relevance, I am not exactly known for my celeb coverage, and certainly not for outing closet gays. But I am glad you enjoy reading my stuff, so many LibDems do, *winking back at you*