As always, good analysis. Let us see what leadership the new leader of the council will show, particularly now the elected mayor sideshow has been shelved. If 3 May 2012CE yields any message, I guess it is that a sizeable section of the public have lost faith in politicians. I think some of us were already aware of this. If single issue campaigning is what it takes to have people act politically then bring them on. Gogwit supports campaigning groups and there is always space for them on Gogwit’s Blog.
Of the candidates who replied to our pledges, Lisa Trickett won in Kings Heath & Moseley, Brett O’Reilly won in Northfield and Uzma Ahmed won in Bordesley Green. We look forward to Brett & Uzma fulfilling the pledges they signed and Lisa following through on the statement she made opposing leisure service privatisation and promising to support Connexions and young people in the city.
Perhaps the most surprising result came in the Sutton Coldfield Vesey ward, where Labour won, taking a Sutton seat for the first time in over 60 years, so we are told. In that seat, the Conservative candidate won by 700 votes in 2011, this year the Conservative Candidate lost by…
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