Key seats: what we won where

One of the party’s lines on the results has been that in many key Westminster seats we have done well, even if we have made some losses just around the corner.

Here are some handy examples, based on rough constituency boundaries as there is a lack of coterminosity in some places.

In Alan Beith’s Berwick, we gained five seats, the Conservatives lost four, and we replaced the Tories as the largest party
In Eastbourne, we took control of the council from the Tories, taking a net eight of their council seats.
In Chris Huhne’s Eastleigh, we took seats from both the Conservatives and Labour.
In John Leech’s Manchester Withington, we picked up a council seat from Labour.
In Annette Brooke’s Mid Dorset and North Poole, we took three seats from the Conservatives.
In Lorely Burt’s Solihull, we took two seats from the Conservatives.
In Jeremy Browne’s Taunton, we gained 11 seats, including at least five from the Tories, replacing them as the largest party.
In Tim Farron’s Westmorland & Lonsdale, we gained three seats from the Conservatives.
In Winchester, we gained two seats while Labour lost two.

If anyone else has been number-crunching and has more to add, go ahead.

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4 Comments

  • The result in Winchester disguises a loss to the Tories and a gain from them – in the Tory Leader’s ward. We failed to take another seat from them by 19 votes, which would have put Winchester back into NOC.

  • I remember Alan Beith from our university days…

  • Cheltenham Robin 4th May '07 - 8:55pm

    A plug for Tewkesbury, who under the leadership of their PPC, Alistair Cameron, increased our numbers from 9 to 17.

    Gains from Tories, Labour and Indies.

    New make-up:

    Con 19
    Lib Dem 17
    Ind 2

  • David Spender 6th May '07 - 5:40pm

    In fact, in the new Winchester constituency Lib Dems took 2 seats from Labour and 1 from the Conservatives. The balancing loss of a seat to the Tories was in the new Meon Valley constituency.

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