The Conservative minded Westborough independent
May 12, 2012 3 Comments
I am not sure I saw ‘Conservative minded’ on any of Dr Velmurugan’s election literature, but I am grateful to him for being open about it now.
I know Westborough ward, the one that Dr Vel represents, very well – it is where I was born and raised. I know that the Conservative Party does not go down well here. It is usually their worst ward.
This year, for instance, it was one of only two where the Tories did not win or come second (third here and in St Luke’s). The Tories were second in Westborough in 2010, but that was against the backdrop of a General Election.
Here is the Conservative performance in Westborough ward in recent years:
1996 3rd out of 3
1997 7th, 8th, and 9th out of 9
1999 3rd out of 3
2000 2nd out of 3
2001 7th, 8th, and 9th out of 9
2002 4th out of 5
2003 4th out of 6
2004 3rd out of 4
2006 4th out of 4
2007 2nd out of 4
2008 2nd out of 6
2010 2nd out of 7
2011 3rd out of 5
2012 3rd out of 6
It is a brave move by Dr Vel to so clearly nail his colours to the mast. I hope he enjoys his retirement come 2016.