Friday 23 October 2009

Sutton New Hall by-election

The Tories kept kept hold of their seat in the Sutton New Hall by-election in Birmingham yesterday.

The ward is mostly rural and quite wealthy - a traditional Tory stomping ground.

The Tories won the by-election pretty convincingly with 58.3% of the vote. Liebour trailed behind them with 18%, followed by UKIP with 12.3% and the None of the Above Party Lib Dims languished in last place with 11.4% of the vote.

A Tory victory wasn't exactly a big surprise although it's always disappointing when one of the eurofederalist LibLabCon wins an election. But the result is encouraging - third place, in front of the Lib Dims and not a million miles behind Liebour.


Anonymous said...

UKIP did well. This result gives lie to the generally touted view by the mainstream political parties and media that UKIP's (to them) astounding success was a "protest vote".

It clearly indicates that the EU is an enormous issue in the electorate's mind and that due to the Leb Dems' reneging in its manifesto pledge, they are not worthy of receiving even protest votes.