I was thinking the same thing. It was interesting seeing Brake retain this seat, while so many other Liberal Democrats lost theirs. I would put it down to Brake being a fantastic constituency MP, I mean he has held on to the seat for 18 years. He also had a great campaign and really got across the personal touch. I believe much of the Conservative and UKIP vote came from the Roundshaw area, but this is to be expected- being so close to Croydon
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I believe much of the Conservative and UKIP vote came from the Roundshaw area, but this is to be expected- being so close to Croydon
The Conservatives were ahead in Beddington South at the count, but I wouldn't say Roundshaw was where most of the Tory vote was coming from by a lomg shot, although UKIP were polling well here. The Conservatives were also easily ahead in Carshalton South & Clockhouse and seemed to be polling well in parts of Wallington North, Carshalton Central and Wallington South.
Labour were polling well in Wandle Valley and St Helier, as were UKIP. 2018 may see a return for Labour in one of these wards.... but we probably thought that last year...
Labour was quite a bit closer in St Helier than in Wandle Valley in 2014. The former must be a decent prospect, the latter ought to be.
Labour were 186 votes from taking the last seat in Wandle Valley and 335 votes away in St Helier, so it's the other way round. Regardless, if we couldn't do it in 2014 I can't see why 2018 would be any better.