As an addition to Agus’ post just how bad was the Labour result?
It may not have hit the mainstream news but you’ve got to chuckle that in St Ives Labour were beaten in the County Council elections by a candidate from the Official Monster Raving Loony Party.
He didn’t win, but Lord Toby Jug, Cambridgeshire’s first Loony candidate, was celebrating his best ever result in decades of political campaigning by winning 566 votes – well ahead of Labour’s two candidates who finished last.
“It is a Loony landslide. Democratic loonyism has arrived in St Ives,” said Lord Toby.
“People in St Ives have voted for the sanest candidate.”
St Ives was won by the Conservatives, with the Liberal Democrats in second place.
Lord Toby won 6.23 per cent of the vote, ahead of Labour’s Richard Allen on 362 and Angela Richards on 343.
Check the all seeing eye blog link above for the full story.