Friday, 15 March 2013

Results from Gospel Oak by-election


Gospel Oak Ward, LB Camden. Lab hold. 

Lab 1272 (59.9%, +20.7), Con 419 (19.7%, -7.9), Green 134 (6.3%, -5.4), LD 132 (6.2%, -15.3), TUSC 109 (5.1%, +5.1), BNP 57 (2.7%, +2.7). Swing of 14.3% from Con to Lab since 2010. 

Top effort from Camden Labour in Gospel Oak and a dreadful result for the Tories in a ward they held from 2006 to 2010 and for the Coalition parties as a whole - 6.2% for the Lib Dems in a ward next to one where they have a seat is a bad showing.

Labour's candidate was Maeve McCormack, a school governor at St.Dominic's - a primary which Labour has invested over £2m captial works despite BSF cuts by the government - and we ran a campaign based on Police and Fire Station cuts.

The Tory campaign was notable by its absence of Tory branding and sparse reference to the Conservative Party through its literature.




Update:

Discussions about the vanishing Tory logo have appeared on Richard Osley's blog and on the BBC's This Week (from 15.00).





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