LDEM: 56.7% (+30.4) CON: 35.5% (-19.9) GRN: 3.9% (-1.6) LAB: 1.6% (-11.2) REFUK: 1.1% (+1.1) BP: 0.5% (+0.5) FA: 0.4% (+0.4) REU: 0.3% (+0.3)
An amazing by election result in a very safe Conservative seat. In fact it had always been Conservative since it's inception. The sad thing is that the Conservative Candidate did not admit that people were unpleased with him or the government, he put it down to the fact that the LibDems had fought such a good campaign. (which we did of course)
In seems that the government does not want to listen to Parliament any more and seems to be owned by their financial backers in the construction industry, plus the friends of their MPs, is one of the major contributing factor towards the unease that led to this result.
The Liberal Democrats seems to be the only party that is not undergoing an identity crisis. We can still stand for our manifesto at the last election:
“The Liberal Democrats exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity. We believe that the role of the state is to enable all citizens to attain these ideals, to contribute fully to their communities and to take part in the decisions which affect their lives.”
In the Adur and Worthing area we Hazel Thorpe and Doris Martin won their seats.