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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Election 2010

Posted by davidburbage on May 7, 2010

We lost seats, and so did the LibDems.

I’m talking about the emerging picture of the UK Council elections, where at the time of writing Labour have Gained 5 councils, and 150 seats, at the expense of Conservatives, LibDems, everybody else. We’ve lost control of 9 councils and the LibDems of 3 of theirs.

I am sure there is a reason for this, and given the momentous machinations happening in Westminster where we’ve won a tremendous number of new seats, it has not been mentioned on the coverage that I’ve seen.

My guess would be turnout causing an increase in the Labour vote compared to four years ago when these seats were last fought – but even so, not a pretty picture for either the blue or the yellow team!

I’d introduce a new tag of “Labour success” but I’m hoping , like the LibDem counting agent at last nights’ Maidenhead count, that things will get better in the future. . . . .


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