The Lib Dem vote fell by 16% in Orpington at the 2010 general election – at the height of the Clegg-mania. Let’s hope the yellow Yellows are well and truly done for.
Article by Lewisham Labour
At the by-election held Thursday 11th October, Labour Party’s Mark Ingleby was successfully elected to represent Whitefoot Ward on Lewisham Council, with a swing to Labour of 6.5%.
Mark Ingleby is a Whitefoot resident and local policing panel chair. He has served on the council before and is a former teacher.
The newly elected Councillor Mark Ingleby said;
I am absolutely delighted to have been elected for Whitefoot. I want to thank all the people who supported me, on the campaign and at the polling stations. It is a tremendous honour and I will fight tirelessly for the key services my ward holds dear against these dreadful cuts from the national Government.
The message from residents on the doorstep has been clear and direct. If the Lib Dems continue to support their national colleagues in the Coalition, they will pay the price locally.
The Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock said;
This result shows what we knew all along; that Tory and Liberal Democrat policies are failing the people of Lewisham. Whitefoot has spoken. Lib Dem support is completely evaporating in Lewisham.