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Now that a short time has passed, I wanted to write a comment on the result.
Perhaps not shockingly, we didn't win Sheffield Hallam.
The results were:
|Liberal Democrat||Nick Clegg||27,324||53.4|
|English Democrats||David Wildgoose||586||1.1|
|Monster Raving Loony||Mark Adshead||164||0.3|
My 16.1% means that the Labour share of the vote increased by 3.5%. Given "Cleggmania" and a pretty tough year for Labour overall, I think that this is a really good result for us. There aren't many seats where Labour gained an extra 3118 votes compared to 2005!
The Tory vote didn't grow at all - gaining an extra 12 votes on the 2005 result. Nick Clegg's share of the vote was actually less than it was in 2001.
I am going to write about the ConDem coalition and the fallout from this in Hallam in particular. Sufficed to say that many people (including Lib Dem members) have contacted me to say how disgusted they are with Nick Clegg's back-stabbing of the centre-left people who voted for him.
Above all, I am very grateful to the 8228 of you who voted for me to represent our community.
Thank you all.
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