Post by Davıd Boothroyd on Feb 23, 2022 23:28:47 GMT
Incidentally the outgoing councillor Jim McIlroy is Chair of Stanwell Moor Residents' Association, so it's no surprise he polled many more than the other Conservative candidates. He must have had a substantial personal vote even though not an incumbent.
no. I've been there all day and know the area well enough to say that you are not correct. The Tory candidate was not poor. What was and remains poor is the Conservatives' failure to canvass the ward properly. That possibly has cost them dear although they probably did quite a bit of phone canvassing. But we know that they were working off very weak data. Possibly because the parliamentary seat is not marginal.