Saturday, May 03, 2008

More figures from Lambeth and Southwark

Here's how the electors of Lambeth and Southwark voted in the mayor election:

Livingstone LAB 80,172 48.92
Johnson CON 47,754 29.14
Paddick LD 20,530 12.53
Berry GRN 7,190 4.39
Craig CPA 2,838 1.73
Barnbrook BNP 2,448 1.49
German LL 1,199 0.73
Batten UKIP 848 0.52
O'Connor END 506 0.31
McKenzie IND 392 0.24

Figures for the party list votes were posted last night on a screen at Olympia where the count took place but I've not been able to find them anywhere else. All I noted were the percentages of the some of the lists and the votes given to Respect George Galloway and the Left List:

BNP 3.02%
Christian 2.91
Abolish Congestion Charge 2.81
Respect 1.78 (2910 votes)
Left List 1.13 (1846 votes)
"Peace and Socialism" (Old CP) 0.30 (499 votes)

Also perhaps relevant is that the Militant Tendency candidate in nextdoor Greenwich and Lewisham got 1587 votes.

3 comments:

Darren said...

"Also perhaps relevant is that the Militant Tendency candidate in nextdoor Greenwich and Lewisham got 1587 votes."

Who also happens to be a sitting councillor.

On further reflection, I think it's a better vote for the Party than I originally thought. Congrats to the comrades involved in the campaign.

Londonsocialist said...

Of course we shouldn't get carried away. What's happened is that they've been relegated to our league (Third Division South?) rather than us promoted to the league they thought they were in.

Darren said...

True.

Begs the question if the various vanguard parties will see the need for more reformism or less?

To clarify. I mean reformism by how they mean it.

Does it mean that in the future that the Millies mothballed Campaign For A New Workers Party has more life to it, and other Trots will look towards something like that type of broad formation as a way forward or will they finally dump the false front business and finally stand as candidates under their own real colours?