Yesterday the voters of Moreton West and Saughall Massie sent a message to New Labour and the Lib Dems. That message was ‘It’s Time for Change’.
At the count, which took place at Moreton Community Centre, immediately after the polls closed, New Labour were annihilated, rejected by the voters and left trailing with only 19.1% of the vote, that in a ward they used to have three councillors in! Steve Williams is the new councillor, taking over following the sad and tragic death of Suzanne Moseley.
Conservatives won 70% of the vote (up from 60%) when Suzanne was last elected. The Liberal Democrat and Green votes also fell and many of the former Liberal Democrat voters switched directly to Steve. We also noticed how many fed up former Labour voters are now switching directly to us. The Independent Socialist, Alec McFadden came a distant fourth, with the Green candidate not even getting three figures. You can see the full result at the bottom of the posting.
Steve will be a real asset to Moreton and Saughall Massie, as well as the Wirral Conservative Group. As someone who lives in the community, he knows the issues that people who live her are facing, and along with Simon and Leah we will continue to work all year round.
I would like to thank everyone who helped in this campaign, canvassing on cold dark nights, delivering our literature, and those who joined us at 6am yesterday for our good morning leaflet drop. This victory is a testament to everything you do.
New Labour ran a very negative and nasty campaign, and even in defeat some nasty comments were made in my hearing. Will they never learn? Well I don’t suppose you can teach an old dog new tricks!
|Candidate||Party||Received||of the Vote|
|Andrew Hollingworth||New Labour||615||19.11%|
|Steve Pitt||Lib Dem||134||4.17%|
|Steve Williams||Local Conservatives||2255||70.09%|