If Lib Dem voters want to stop the Tories in Southend then they must back Labour

Lib Dem bar charts are usually a sign of their desperation. These charts are engineered to show just how wonderful they are, and how it is only they who can stop the Tories.

But hang on, haven’t they been backing the Tories for the last five years?

Yep, you are not mistaken – Nick Clegg has been David Cameron’s loyal deputy since 2010.

Now, let’s have a look at the votes in Southend-on-Sea since 2010.

Lab LDem Con
2010 14.9% 25.6% 36.4%
2011 19.4% 18.0% 36.4%
2012 19.3% 13.9% 32.7%
2014 19.0% 13.0% 30.3%

This clearly shows that the Lib Dem vote has almost halved in the borough over the last five years. It also shows that if the Lib Dem supporters backed Labour then we could rid the town of its two Tory MPs.



7 Responses to If Lib Dem voters want to stop the Tories in Southend then they must back Labour

  1. Gazcon says:

    There seems to be a column missing on your table, accounting for 30-40% of the vote. I wonder who that could be…

  2. Rob Brown says:

    Mostly independents who aren’t standing for election.

    A few UKIPers but well behind Ind

  3. Moyies says:

    UKIP got more votes in 2014 than labour and 20 more than the Independent Group. That is why it was not included. This post is “Economic with the facts.” Not something Julian is known for.

  4. Moyies says:

    Sorry …that should read 20% more.

  5. Since UKIP have publicly stated that they would work with a Tory Government I fail to see how a vote for them is a vote to stop the Tories, which is what this post is about.

    I am not being economical with the truth, I am just pointing out the way to stop the Tories.

  6. Rob Brown says:

    Also that was only 2014 and it is in the indys that represent a bigger chunk in 10/11 and12.

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