Frank Underwood: A great man once said, everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power.
- House of Cards
|"Very well, alone!"|
Mayor Bullock was returned with 50.77% of the total vote (the Conservative candidate came second, with a mere 11%), while Labour won every single ward councillor berth, with the exception of John's. It was always going to come down to this - with Brockley the last line of defence against a totalitarian government.
In our view, Bullock's third term is deserved - he is a capable leader, without credible opposition at this election - but for him to preside over a Council of 53 of his own party members, with only one voice of opposition is democratically disastrous. A lot now falls on Coughlin's shoulders in terms of holding Labour to account in Lewisham.
Turnout rose compared with 2006 (the last time the elections didn't coincide with a general election) to 37.2%, which is good news.