A massive swing to the Conservative Party in this traditional
Labour seat has seen the late Gwyneth Dunwoody's daughter,
Tamsin, convincingly defeated in yesterday's by-election
Results on the Guardian
The Labour campaign of ridiculing Tory candidate, Edward
Timpson, for being a "toff" backfired as Mrs
Dunwoody's 7,078 majority at the 2005 General Election
turned into a 7,860 lead for Mr Timpson. A swing of
17.6% to the Tories from Labour.
The Liberal Democrat candidate struggled with 14.6%
of the votes and best of the rest was UKIP with only
2.2%, beating the Green Party into fifth place with
just 359 votes.
Most of the reports I have read in newspapers say that
Labour's thrashing is down to voters' personal worsening
economic conditions due to rising prices and the axing
of the 10p tax rate.
I like to think that people are also greatly concerned
about Labour's betrayal of the British people by refusing
us a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty and going ahead
with giving away even more of our sovereignty.
I hope that these Cheshire voters also wanted an end
to the surveillance state and interference from the
'authorities' in people's everyday lives; an end of
the police and courts being too busy dealing with people
their bins open or drop a piece of sausage
roll to bother with serious, proper crime; a proper
solution to the problems caused to our way of life and
pressures on our delicate services and infrastructure
caused by mass immigration (even two-thirds of immigrants
want it stopped, but the Government has its own agenda).
Generally, we must vote to end a Government that hates
this country and our way of life and is selling us out
to globalist, corporate interests time after time and
make sure we replace it with something far, far better.
Personally, that is so much more important than how
much money I have in my pocket.
On the run up to the election, David
Cameron walked around Crewe, jacket off, hand resting
comfortably on voters' shoulders and sounding like Tony
Blair in his prime.
While it is great to see the traitors in the red corner
humiliated in recent elections, let us escape the left-right
paradigm and vote for candidates who are in the race
because they love their country, love their families
and have the wisdom and goodness to put people before
party politics and their own glory and thus do not have
a massive ego that needs massaging by gaining a position
Any candidate worth voting for should understand that
if elected they will be servants and not celebrities