Friday, 23 May 2008

Crewe and Nantwich result - Conservative win!

Well it's 2:24 in the morning and the returning officer is about to announce the result of the Crewe and Nantwich by-election. It's obvious that the Conservatives have won. The rumour is that it's a big win.

Here goes:

Con: 20539

lab 12679

Lib: 6044

Get in!

That fantastic result equates to a swing of 17.6% and a majority of almost 8,000. What now for Gordon Brown? What is that scraping sound I can hear? - it sounds a little like several knives being sharpened.

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UPDATE @02:45: John McDonnell is the first Labour MP to stick the knife into Gordon Brown this morning. I doubt very much that he will be the last:

"Things are just going from bad to worse for the Government. "It would be an immense misreading of the situation for New Labour ministers to dismiss this result as simply mid-term blues. The prime minister's re-launch after the disaster of the local election results has proved to be totally ineffective."


Letters From A Tory said...

Oh happy days.

Daily Referendum said...


Things can only get better:)

William Gruff said...

That's what we said in 1997.

Daily Referendum said...

Mr Gruff,

Yes I was referring to that. Just a bit of fun. When Labour played that song they forgot to mention that it may take 12 or so years.