Friday, 30 June 2006
Last night the By election results sent shockwaves through the Labour and Conservatives parties, Labour failed to re gain the Blaenau Gwent seat in south Wales and mainwhile the Conservatives held Bromley and Chislehurst with a reduced majority from 13,342 votes to 633 by the Lib Dems.
Bromley was one of the safest seats in the country for the Tories, if David Cameron can not sustain the results in Bromley he is in serious trouble.
The Lib Dems have ran a positive campaign based on the principles of protecting civil liberties and devolving power to local people. You all know I have no confidence in Ming Campbell leadership, but this result certainly covers over the problems we face at this difficult time. Ming Campbell can honestly say that the council election results are not a test of his leadership he is seriously mistaken.
I am considering the possibility of attacking Ming at this years Party conference, watch this space.
Well done to the By Election team in both Wales and London for such a good campaign, you did us proud!!!!