Lib Dems hold Highgate


The result of the Highgate by-election is in - and it's a Lib Dem hold. Although the Conservative vote actually fell, it was only by 1.5% - not bad considering how many forests (excuse the pun!) the Lib Dems cut down to paper the ward. It was a truly dreadful night for Labour; they scored their worst by-election result anywhere in Haringey in the history of Haringey (9%). Good! Mr. Crisp, the formidable Independent, must have been gutted to see his vote halve. It's high time he joined either us Conservatives or the Lib Dems. The Green vote was down, a trend seen in by-elections across London.

It would be churlish of Hunter not to offer my sincere congratulations to the winner, Rachael Allison - even if she does sell dodgy cold sore remedies.

RESULT IN FULL:

LD - 1,339
Con (Peter Forrest) - 725
Lab - 241
Ind - 190
Green - 138

8 comments:

Norfolk Blogger said...

Justin, that Lib Dem Logo was last used in 1998 !

Dan said...

An unusually generous response from you Justin. Perhaps Peter Forrest could learn a thing or two from you - i.e don't call the lib dem candidate "spineless", "lobotomised" or infer that she knows "SFA about Highgate". Then you might start winning elections in this part of the world again.

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

Hello, Dan. Did he say that? Any evidence - justinhinchcliffe@hotmail.com and your identity will be kept confidential. Thanks.

Dan said...

The "SFA" comment is a matter of public record as it was contained in a letter he wrote to the Hornsey Journal a few weeks ago. The "Spineless" & "lobotomised" comment is quoted on Matt Davies blog - perhaps he could shed some light?

Anonymous said...

the Tory vote share actually went down more than the Labour vote share... well done!

Anonymous said...

Surely time for Forrest to retire - at this rate he will soon rank as one of the most often defeated candidates in Haringey's history!

Justin Hinchcliffe said...

No, that award goes to Dave Beacham.

Anonymous said...

So still there are no Tories on the council..(31 Labour & 26 Lib Dems).
Surely this proves that Haringey is a Tory no go area.
The Tories still hold NO appeal to the working classes. In fact they are treated with contempt. Dont believe the polls either. The country would rather have a flawed Labour Government than a bunch of privilegded hooray Henry's.
But you cant help thinking that the Lib Dems are treated as the lesser of the two evils.
Lets hope the same thing might happen in the Mayoral Elections.
I shall be voting for Paddick.

John.