Looks to be an odd LD result in Old Malden their top 2 candidates have votes of 682 and 610, their third only 155.Was he really so much more unpopular than the rest, is there a local story I haven't come across here?
Labour will actually be a little disappointed that Norbiton has been split.
Perhaps but it's not easy to go from 0 to 2 in a situation where it's tight between the top two generally in the borough. Lab in Kingston did much better than their peers in Richmond & Sutton (which surely is getting demographically better for them) & so have good grounds to celebrate.
Post by barnabymarder on May 25, 2014 18:36:57 GMT
There are very faint signs of demographic change in favour of Labour in certain parts of Kingston-upon-Thames, with Grove being a possible example. Norbiton has possibly, in its owner-occupied streets, moved very slightly upmarket but it still remains a ward with a predominantly working-class social composition. Definitely going the other way has been Canbury. The Labour team has worked extremely hard over years, not just months, to gain these 2 seats & our rather good results in Grove & Beverley give us something to think about for the future. Yes we are disappointed not to have won all 3 in Norbiton & will have to work very hard to rectify that if we can.