Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Sefton Euro results

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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