Karen Allen

I fought South Shields at the May 2010 General Election for the Conservatives, gaining a 6.4% swing which was a 4% vote increase. The Conservatives polled 7,886 up from 5,207 in 2005. I was born in the North East and grew up in South Shields. I currently live in London and am employed as a Director at Lloyd's Broker Howden International.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Miliband the biggest vote loser of Leadership Candidates

In May David Miliband lost 8.8% of his vote share (which represented a 6.4% swing to the Conservatives). This was the largest % of votes lost by any of the Labour Leadership candidates - even Ed Balls, who almost lost his seat.

CANDIDATE SEAT * LAB ‘05 * LAB ‘10

Diane Abbott Hackney N & Stoke Newington * 49.0% * 55.0%
Ed Miliband Doncaster North * 51.1% * 47.3%
Andy Burnham Leigh * 57.8% * 51.3%
Ed Balls Morley & Outwood * 46.0% * 37.6%
David Miliband South Shields * 60.8% * 52.0%

I wonder will this go against him? It'll be interesting to see what happens in September. My bet would be Miliband, D will be ahead on the first ballot, but will not make it out of the second victorious. I'd say we have got a Star Trek Convention to look forward to - but let's see....

1 Comments:

Anonymous Paul said...

In percentage term its significant, but i truely can`t see the conservatives ever winning in South Shields.

But then again who knows, people change, opinions change and as long as south shields is always being looked after, would we care?

10:56 pm  

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