Monday, 9 May 2011

Labour Wins Borough Vote Share

As Reading Borough Council officers set to work on the new seating plan for the council chamber ("Cllr Gavin, here is your seat") and local Party Leaders get to work on new administrative arrangements / saving face / or in the case of the LibDems, having to elect a new leader(!), here are the figures for votes cast across the Borough:

Labour ............... 39.54% .. (up 8.43%) 17,788 votes
Conservatives .... 33.84% .. (down 1.31%) 15,223 votes
LibDems ............ 12.71% .. (down 12.94%) 5,719 votes
Green ................ 10.76% .. (up 4.08%) 4,840 votes
Others ................ 3.16% .. (up 1.76%) 1,420 votes
(figures compared to 2010)

Strong progress by Labour across the town, and the strategy of getting the LibDems to act as Mr Cameron's "human shield" really paying off for the Tories in Reading as elsewhere.

Surprisingly, another local commentator overlooked the local picture and concentrates on the national figures.

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