Ed Miliband has got it spot on on this news piece on his website – LINK
Last night we saw what we thought were remnants of an old age problem with the Tories re-emerge as a mainstream split in the Party.
But why Europe? Ex-London Young Labour Chair Christine Quigley tweeted:
And she is right. Looking at the list of rebels, I noted the name of a former leader of Brent Council who is now the MP for Harrow East.
Pictured here holding a pledge signed by himself to vote against tuition fee increases, tuition fees were clearly not as strong an issue to rebel against as Europe.
The European elections of May 2009 showed no change in the Party make up of London MEPs.
Brent Council have published the results from the Borough showing that Labour polled top despite the anticipation of a poor showing for Labour. The Conservatives cames second and the Liberal Democrats 3rd. The story of the day was from the Independent, Jan Jananayagam who notched up nearly 5,000 votes.
Full May 2009 European Results in Brent:
|British National Party
|Christian Party “Proclaiming Christ’s Lordship”
|English Democrats Party
|No2EU: Yes To Democracy
|Pro Democracy: Libertas.eu
|Socialist Labour Party
|The Green Party
|The Labour Party
|The Socialist Party of Great Britain
|United Kingdom Independence Party
|Yes 2 Europe
Source of Statistics: Brent Council
The European results, coupled with Navin Shah’s win for Labour in the 2008 London elections shows that Labour’s showing in Brent bucks the national trend and that we are still a force to be reckoned with in Brent.