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Good results in Birmingham

We were very pleased to win Hodge Hill and move into second place in Tyburn. This means that our sitting Councillor in Tyburn will be able to hold her seat in 2008.

We were also pleased to hold Springfield (a seat we lost last year).

Notwithstanding the framing of our candidate in Bordesley for postal vote misdirection he still won 2,628 votes against Labour's 3,908.

Sadly we lost Dilawar Khan in Sparkbrook. He had his nose broken at the start of the campaign and his car smashed up on election day. This is a worrying movement towards more violent campaigns that Respect need to be held responsible for.

Comments

PoliticalHack said…
I have heard another side to the Dilawar Khan story...
skeal said…
PH: I'd be interested to know what this was.

I imagine the Lib Dems will be happier this year than they were last, though the result was the same (no net change). The Hodge Hill gain was probably aided by the anti-Tesco campaigner.
skeal said…
(by which I mean, the anti-Tesco campaigner standing and taking away some Labour votes, not by the anti-Tesco campaigner supporting the Lib Dems, obviously.)

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