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Friday, 2 May 2008

Election results and analysis

Well - obviously it's a been a bad day for Labour nationally. What about in Craven District? Well the headline won't sound good - we came last in every ward we contested. But it was definitely a worthwhile exercise. We have shown that Labour is back in Craven, and we gave Labour voters somebody to vote for. 843 of them across the five wards, indeed.

206 of those voters were in Cowling, where Paul Routledge got a very respectable 30% of the vote. Ted Saunders in Settle and Bob Holland in Aire Valley and Lothersdale got solid votes of 178 and 177 respectively. Surprisingly fewer people voted Labour in Skipton itself, although this was largely down to turnout. Chris Rose secured 10% of the vote in Skipton East, and Duncan Hall got 21% of the vote in Skipton South (this was only 163 votes because the turnout was a very disappointing 27%).

There's a lot for us to think about. Obviously national trends played a big part in the results. But we will also take account of what voters have been telling us over the last few weeks, and we will be back next time, stronger, and I predict we'll take a couple of wards.

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