Friday, 5 November 2010
Labour Defeats Tory - LibDems Cheer!
Labour won another council by-election last night, taking a seat off the Tories. In itself, that's not so remarkable these days.
But what was remarkable was the reaction of the local LibDem MP. Following last night's Coleridge by-election in Cambridge, the Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert tweeted: "Cambridge is officially Tory-free. Very satisfying!"
Huppert, who featured in the picture with Clegg signing the NUS pledge (see blog below), says that he will honour his promise to vote against the planned increase in tuition fees.
Sadly Redlands LibDem councillors are all Clegg loyalists and are positively enjoying working with the Tories in Reading.