Friday, September 26, 2008
Noble defeat in Plumstead
Disappointing news in the Plumstead by-election in Greenwich yesterday, as Labour held the seat. Frankly, if we'd won it would have been a major blow to them, but in the current climate anything's possible, and we tried our best. Our candidate Toks Bailey in particular was an energetic campaigner, and I hope she will join us on the Council in the future. We had huge support from activists, with several dozen regularly out leafletting on our action days. But in the end victory eluded us. We're obviously disappointed, but I guess it's a sign of the times that Labour celebrate holding onto one of their safest seats. Onwards!