Good news for Jason Zadrozny as Geoff Hoon quits in Ashfield

One of the more dramatic areas of Liberal Democrat advance against Labour in the last few years has been in Ashfield, where Jason Zadrozny is fighting to gain the seat from Labour.

His campaign has received a boost with the news that Labour MP Geoff Hoon is standing down at the general election, a decision made so late in the day that it will deprive the new Labour candidate of much time to establish themselves against Jason’s record of campaigning over the years.

The BBC reports:

The Labour MP, who tried to organise a vote on Gordon Brown’s leadership last month, also served as the party’s chief whip and as transport secretary.

He had been facing calls for de-selection by his local party in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire…

Mr Hoon said as recently as last month that he would be Ashfield’s Labour candidate at the next election, which is expected to take place on 6 May.

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5 Comments

  • Although not in Ashfield Constituency didn’t Hucknall vote Labour last night? I think it’s quite a challenge yet I wish him all the best – greatly designed website too.

  • Things are changing. But I don’t know if this will be good news for JZ, bad result in Hucknall last night http://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/news/LABOUR-WIN-HUCKNALL-BYELECTION.6067865.jp

  • All last nights elections

    RESULTS:

    Ashfield District – Hucknall Central: Lab 675, C 437, Lib Dem 357, Ukip 158, BNP 131. (May 2007 – Two seats Ind 1056, C 879, Lab 602, 592, Lib Dem 396, 244; August 20 2009 by-election – Lib Dem 463, Lab 392, C 320, Ukip 181, Ind 79). Lab gain from C. Swing 11.6% C to Lab.

    Aylesbury Vale District – Aylesbury Central: Lib Dem 354, C 213, Lab 67, Ukip 65. (May 2007 – Lib Dem 409, C 283, Ukip 87). Lib Dem hold. Swing 1.9% C to Lib Dem.

    Aylesbury Vale District – Luffield Abbey: C 343, Ukip 151, Lib Dem 133, Ind 63. (May 2007 – C 670, Lab 163). C hold.

    Chichester District – Plaistow: C 504, Lib Dem 301, BNP 69. (May 2007 – Two seats C 1026, 977, Lib Dem 288, 287; February 5 2009 by-election – C 455, Lib Dem 342). C hold. Swing 16% C to Lib Dem.

    Durham County – Easington: Lab 702, Ind 311, Lib Dem 126, C 120. (May 2008 – Two seats Lab 1108, 1035, Lib Dem 621, 533). Lab hold. Swing 7.9% Lib Dem to Lab.

    Scarborough Borough – Mayfield: C 436, Ind 282, Lab 238, Ind 112, Lib Dem 65. (May 2007 – Two seats C unopposed). C hold.

    South Oxfordshire District – Henley South: Henley Residents Group 642, C 472, Lib Dem 110. (May 2007 – Residents 738, C 606, 535, Residents 516, Ind 380, Lib Dem 190, Green 154, BNP 90). Residents hold. Swing 5.3% Lib Dem to C.

    Telford and Wrekin Borough – College: C 252, Ind 237, Lab 219, No description 127, Telford and Wrekin People’s Association 24. (May 2007 – Ind 719, C 385). C gain from Ind.

    Telford and Wrekin Borough – The Nedge: C 760, Lab 688, Ukip 237, BNP 103. (May 2007 – Three seats C 795, Lab 767, 723, Ind 677, C 657, Lab 632, Ind 628, C 594, Ukip 461). C gain from Lab. Swing 2.5% Lab to C.

  • Am I right in believing that Luffield Abbey is in John Bercow’s constituency? Look at the size of the UKIP vote.

    How did the BNP scrape together 69 votes in Plaistow, a stretch of rural Sussex where black and brown faces are conspicuous by their almost total absence?

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