A couple of days old now, but have to mention the by-election for Crewe and Nantwich (don’t you love English place names).
In 2005 Labour won the seat by over 7,000 votes – 49% to 32%.
In the by-election, the Conservatives won by almost 8,000 votes – 49.5% to 30.5%. So that is a 17% swing to the Conservatives. In 1997 Labour won it by 31% – 58% to 27%.
The highlight for me was the candidate for the Official Monster Raving Loony Party, a Mr “The Flying Brick” – and yes that is his legal name. He is their Shadow Minister for the Abolition of Gravity.
In nationwide polls, the Conservatives are 14% ahead of Labour, which would give them a 76 seat majority.Tags: Conservatives, UK Labour, United Kingdom