Friday, 14 January 2011
Oldham East and Saddleworth - Reaction
So Labour held this seat in deepest Lancashire. Unfortunately Elwyn was unable to secure a morale boasting victory for the Party BUT I still believe that this was more of a success story than not. Our percentage share of the vote actually increased and it was the Tories that went into melt down! Interestingly Tory arrogance on the local radio station - LBC - suggested that our vote held up due to endorsement by senior Conservatives in the Commons recently.....might it just be that the electorate still recognise the great credentials the Lib dems have to offer?