Ken Livingstone polled more than all other candidates put together in Brent!

 

Specific data released on the London Mayoral 2012 elections has revealed that former Brent East MP Ken Livingstone polled more than all the other candidates put together. Ken Livingstone won 54% of first preference votes, winning 22% more votes in Brent than the eventual winner of the overall election Boris Johnson who won 32% of the vote in Brent.

The vote spells bad news for the Liberals who’s candidate Brian Paddick only polled 5% in Brent.

There was more encouraging signs for Labour as Brent and Harrow London Assembly Member Navin Shah was the highest polling candidate in every single Ward in Brent. There is a huge drop in Lib Dem in Brnet with them coming an embarrassing third and even fourth in some wards where they have three Councillors!

I’ll blog further on this later.

News of the Week: Ten weblinks from the week just gone, recommended by me.

In no particular order:
  1. A Vodafone tax bill worth £6 billion is waived by the Government, while George Osborn hints that an additional £4 billion can be saved from the welfare bill (This is Money LINK)
  2. Royal College of General Practitioners want to delay Con Dem NHS plans on GP Commissioning, hinting that they’re simply not ready
  3. Climate campaigners leave giant viagra pill outside Nick Clegg’s house, urging him to “get hard on climate change”
  4. Clegg sold out to get power, say voters
  5. Iain Duncan Smith “simply doesn’t recognise” Osborne’s welfare savings claim
  6. A lawsuit alleging a police cover-up of phone hacking has been launched by one of Scotland Yard’s own former senior officers, former Lib Dem London Mayoral candidate Brian Paddick
  7. Public reject and are turned off by Lib Dem and Tory rhetoric that the current economic plight is Labour’s doing, and agree that it was the bankers at fault
  8. Former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has voiced concerns about the possible effects of public spending cuts by the coalition government
  9. Police speak out against cuts to their service
  10. Lib Dem Councillor defects to Labour