Friday, 4 March 2011

March North

The result in the Cambridgeshire County Council by-election in March North yesterday was:
  • Con 616

  • Lab 282

  • Lib Dem 277
The Lib Dem share of the vote was well above the national average, the Conservative vote share was down, and the increase in the Labour vote was very much smaller than elsewhere recently.

Clearly it's not an easy time to be contesting local by-elections. The last Labour government made a mess of the economy, and whoever helps clear it up is going to be unpopular for a little while.

But it was a real pleasure to work with Will McAdam - an excellent local candidate, and one to watch for the future.

2 comments:

  1. "The Lib Dem share of the vote was well above the national average, the Conservative vote share was down, and the increase in the Labour vote was very much smaller than elsewhere recently."

    A remarkable summary of a result which saw the Lib Dems slip to 3rd place with barely half as many votes as in 2009.

    Last time the votes were
    Con: 985 (55.8%)
    LD: 538 (30.5%)
    Lab: 242 (13.7%)

    This time the vote shares were:
    Con: 52.4% (down 3.4%)
    LD: 23.6% (down 6.9%)
    Lab: 24.0% (up 10.3%)

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