Tom, another Lewisham blogger

I’ve just come across Tom Royal’s blog. He’s written a post about our local election results:

On a local level, though, there were reasons to be both cheerful and horrified:

Good news: the vast majority of the turnout goes to serious parties that had considered policies for the key issues in the city (although these policies obviously varied in merit): Labour, Tories and the Lib-Dems. Also, good news from my perspective: Labour hold the area.

Bad news: eight and a half thousand people – or 5% of voters – in my area saw fit to vote for the National Front. In nearby Bexley and Bromley (easily won by James Cleverly, a Conservative) the NF candidate took over 11,000 votes. Almost 20,000 people in South East London, then, chose to vote NF.

I’ve been in touch with him to confirm his status and am pleased to say he’s another local blogger to keep an eye on.

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About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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One Response to Tom, another Lewisham blogger

  1. Tom says:

    Thanks. And my own WordPress tag, too – so proud 😉

    Just wanted to point out an excellent discussion on the same subject on another local blog:

    http://bagelmouseuk.typepad.com/studio_living/2008/05/the-vote-less-r.html

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