One could be driven mad by looking at all the various interpretation of the Euro results. There were clearly some bits of the NW region that did spectatularly well; Burnley, Stockport, Cumbria(especially Westmorland) etc.
Naturally we are interested in how well we did in Sefton. I think it is safe to draw a few conclusions:
Comparing the Sefton swing with the overall NW swing we note the following:
1. The Conservatives did RELATIVELY badly in Sefton; over 5 years they went up 1.5% across the region, but DOWN 1.3% in Sefton - a comparative under performance of 2.8%.
2. UKIP did RELATIVELY very well in Sefton; over 5 years they went up 3.7% across the region, but UP 8.8% in Sefton - a comparative over performance of more than 5%.
3. Lib Dems did RELATIVELY fairly well in Sefton; a comparative over performance of 1.3%.
4. Labour did RELATIVELY badly in Sefton; a comparative under performance of over 2%.
Few would contend that all parts of Sefton fought as hard as they could have done-in all party other than UKIP. Clearly the turn out was down a bit.
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