Friday, 6 May 2011
Welcome Councillor Gavin!
The Chronicle had "In a morning full of surprises LibDem leader Kirsten Bayes - an architect of the coalition this time last year - lost her seat in Redlands ward."
The only thing was that it was no surprise at all. The full result was:
Jan Gavin, Labour, 1,295 votes
Lib Dem, 757 votes
Conservatives, 526 votes
Green, 345 votes
Labour romped home, turning a Lib Dem majority of 762 votes in 2010 into a Labour majority of 538.
Jan has been a brilliant candidate and will certainly be an excellent councillor - well done Jan!
PS I suppose with Bayes and Epps safely despatched, the coast is now clear for Daisy to become LibDem Leader - nice!
PPS I will be asking Redlands Labour Party to consider me as a candidate in the 2012 elections, where LibDem Glenn Goodall is the incumbent.