there are seven seats in the Southport parliamentary constituency and for the first time ever Lib Dems took six including two gains:one by Pat Keith and one by Tony Dawson. It was amazing. In this town it was the Tory Vote which was in free fall.
In Birkdale ward the Conservatives came fourth. In Cambridge ward Pat Keith romped home with a massive majority in a seat we failed to win last year. The two Fearns-Ronnie and Maureen-comfortably saw off the Labour Challenge. John Dodd got an amazing 700+ majority in Meols Ward. In Ainsdale Lynne Thompson kept our second place as the Tory vote fell. What a night.
Tomorrow is time enough to analysis the situation but once again Southport has produced its own political micro climate. Two factors helped us. The Pugh effect-our hard working and radical MP who has performed so well in this parliament and secondly years of Tory infighting and squabbling. More to follow