Liberal Democrats win Haverstock by-election

Liberal Democrat Gain!Matt Sanders (Lib Dem) 1,160
Labour 1,000
Green 299
Conservative 213
Turnout 34.1%

Result: Liberal Democrat gain from Labour

The result last time (three member ward, all up) was Lib Dem 1,417, 1,085, 1,058, Labour 1,118, 1,106, 1,034, Conservative 362, 338, 337, Green 351, 347, 244. The seat up for election was a Labour seat.

This is the third good by-election result in North London for the Liberal Democrats in a row, following the Dudden Hill (Brent) and Kentish Town (Camden) wins and is particularly good news for the party given the number of very winnable Parliamentary seats across Brent and Camden.

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  • That’s a good result for LD and quite bad for Labour. Ok, it was a split ward, but considering that Labour should be in its honeymoon, they should have hoped to hold it. That’s probably a worse result for Lab than Kentish Town last year (the national political scene wasn’t favourable to Labour)

  • Excellent result for the team. Number 22 if I’m right?

    Labour going backwards. Tories fourth. Sounds like a good omen for next week πŸ™‚

  • Well done to Matt and the Camden team

  • Congrats to Matt Sanders, Jo Shaw, Iarla Kilbane-Dawe & a truly fantastic team!

  • PS – the win is all the more remarkable (compared to Kentish Tn or Dudden Hill) as many local Camden helpers were in Southall instead. I doubt the same holds for the local Labour party in Camden.

  • Grammar police 13th Jul '07 - 8:14am

    The Labour party was out in force in Haverstock last night; looking daggers at us. Very slick knocking up operation – a pleasure to help with.

  • “the win is all the more remarkable (compared to Kentish Tn or Dudden Hill) as many local Camden helpers were in Southall instead”

    I think Labour was hopeful that that would have helped them.
    However I read that yesteday LDs were out in force in Haverstock with some Exec Members there too

  • Good result in Maidstone too. No sign of any ‘Cameron effect’.

  • Haverstock Voter 15th Jul '07 - 2:03pm

    Before you hacks get carried away, here’s an actual voter’s perspective.

    I voted Lib Dem for this by election becasue the local council needs the refresh that Lib Dem activity at a local level will give it, and that will lead to Labour locally sorting themselves out at the council level in terms of what they stand for and can deliver.

    I’ll vote Labour at the general election. LibDem is simply not plausible at a national level. Brown vs Ming? Enough said.

  • I would like to congratulate Mr. Matt for succeeded in Haverstock by election but Lib Dem must understanding our youth generation and helping them when they are still in early school years. They need extra curriculum support and see the need for a huge culture change as society has become more displaced in terms of family values general moral and social value etiquette has been taken over by the criminally minded yob culture.

    Its seems to me that many youths have little parental oversight and are too easily influenced by gang culture and glamorized violence in fashionable culture; that a growing number of offenders appear to be younger, and their crimes more violent, and the laws in must be strengthen if any, tough penalties on juvenile offenders and humiliation attached to it . Lib Dem must bring their attention that disadvantage groups have no voices within local and regional authority and this is clearly reflecting in our youth in main stream society from cross cultures.

    Mr. Matt should win heart and mind our disadvantages youth groups in order not to radicalism by criminally gangster and extremist this will be long term strategy to improve quality, decent homes for all society and fight inequality within Camden Borough. Lib Dem Must listen, support small business within local and regional and review how parking enforcement affecting local business within Camden borough in term of revenue.

    Lib Dem also need to create an agenda policy implemented in restricting the very ethos of societies value pinpointing – family values the value of education re-urban development and regeneration better facilities for overall emphasis on communities – getting rid of pocket minority organization and funding keying one branch network creating an umbrella where there is interaction through out all levels.

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