LibDem vote collapses as Labour wins Lewisham Deptford

Vicky Foxcroft is our new MP. The Labour candidate increased her party's share of the vote from 53.7% in 2010 to 60.3% in 2015.

The LibDem vote fell from 23.4% and second-place last time to a tiny 5.3%, putting the party in fourth place behind the Conservatives (14.9%, a slight increase since 2010) and the Green Party (12.5%, approximately double their share of the vote they won last time).

UKIP became the area's pre-eminent purple party, collecting 4.2%, putting them in fifth place, ahead of People Before Profit who collected 666 votes (1.4%).

Overall, turnout increased from 61.5% to 65%.

Congratulations to Vicky Foxcroft MP. For the full results, click here.

28 comments:

Monkeyboy said...

People Before Profit demand a recount...and more hay.

Damian said...

Good news for hard working families and the squeezed middle

Honest Voter said...

Excellent national result for the Conservatives. Honest, hard working Britain is back.

Iain said...

Fucking awful national results. I guess our hospital is straight back in the firing line. My guess is that they conduct the consultations during the media wankfest preceding the Europe referendum (which will result in us leaving). Hopefully, the community can come together again, though, and lead the fightback and save our hospital.

terrencetrentderby said...

Vicky Foxcroft, might after a few.
Anyone else?

urbansurgery said...

#DeadRubberConstituency

Andy Scorgie said...

Five more years of misery and complacency !

Iain said...

Was my last comment moderated because I used some naughty words? Oh blast. Well, the national result virtually guarantees the Tories return for our hospital, and it'll be up to us, and us alone, to defend it. I hope the community is prepared to come together again, and fight for what is ours. The hospital campaign is still going, so keep an eye out.

If I had to bet, I'd say the Tory onslaught will come while the media vigorously distract themselves by talking about Cameron negotiating a 'new EU deal' then the subsequent EU referendum (which, judging by the results today will see us leave Europe. Maybe in such a way that it is a pretext to cut Scotland adrift before they drag us into communism)

Anon said...

Did you really mean 'keep an eye out' regarding Lewisham hospital...painful.

Anon said...

Clearly their vote was the work of the devil.

Brockley Nick said...

we have automatic swear word filters

terrencetrentderby said...

My complimentary message about Vicky Foxcroft was deleted. It's like that North Korean prison camp all over again.

terrencetrentderby said...

Misery yes, complacency no. Expect some horrific right wing policies, we'll look back with fondness on those coalition years.

Anon said...

Ouch. Going to be a looooong five years

Alex Margolies said...

We'll all be working a lot harder for less money, and having to pay health insurance soon - happy days...

Andy Scorgie said...

Oh yes and just to rub salt into the wound five more years of the wretched Labour party now in the shape of Mrs Foxtrot or whatever her name is and the idiot Bullock indulging in the usual witless obfuscation - deep joy.

cameron is a tory automaton said...

The greens got the second highest amount of votes in London in Lewi Deptford only behind Holborn where Natalie Bennett was standing. When will we see an electoral reform? this system is broken, Greens get 1.5 million votes nationwide and only one seat. The SNP get 1.45 million votes and get 56 MPs, totally insane...

patrick1971 said...

Does anyone know anything about the Democratic Reform Party? I got a leaflet from them the day before the election and it seemed okay although the leader looked a bit cultish. I see they only got 74 votes though.

Newby said...

The Greens received closer to 1.1 million votes and the SNP closer to 1.5 million but the point stands. The big losers are clearly UKIP however who are the third most popular party in the UK. I reckon UKIP will continue their transformation into a populist lefitish party and continue to eat into Labour's forgotten Northern voters.

Peter Tooke said...

Isn't the most important thing that we have the efficient modern health services locally that we need, rather than retain this oddly misplaced affection for bricks and mortar? UHL is very close to me but I seem always to have been referred either to Guys or St.Thomas' which is fine by me.

Guest said...

This isn't a US style presidential election. When a voter votes, they vote for the individual they wish to send to parliament. They were 650 separate contests, of which Green only won one!

Mark said...

If Labour put up a monkey, Lewisham would vote for it.

DMT said...

I don't agree, that's insulting to the electorate IMO

iain said...

You've answered your own point, here. Lewisham hospital is an efficient modern health service locally. It's not just bricks and mortar though, is it? And we all want better community services, but don't get them by shutting hospitals- you risk overwhelming them. Or you risk subjecting people to substandard and unproven 'care pathways'. Get the community care up to speed first, or at least prove plans to close the hospital are safe- something plans have failed to do on two occasions now.

Anon said...

Local hot totty Holly Walsh (anyone got her number?) spent election night earning money outside a men's toilet in Catford watching the counts.

Listen in as she recalls her experiences while high on jellybabies @ 10:35

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05wpwcn

hardlianotion said...

I like the first past the post system.

Max Calò said...

Maybe the right reform would then be to have ballot papers with only candidates' names and no reference to the party.

Mark said...

Maybe its insulting, but its true.

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