Thursday, July 29, 2004

No longer a safe seat for Labour

The 1997 General Election result:
Labour 26,997 Conservative 9,489. Lib Dem 6,248

The 2001 General Election result:

Labour 22,506 Conservative 7,935 Lib Dem 5,717.

Euro Election Result June 2004:
Labour 8,295 Conservative 4.332 Lib Dem 3,469 UKIP 5,056

The conclusion is obvious. Labour's popularity in Hartlepool is on a downward trend, as indeed is the Tory and Lib Dem vote.

UKIP's 19.8 % of the vote in June is evidence that a seat in Westminster awaits UKIP's candidate.

Research - Chris Williamson