Friday, 23 December 2011

Westbourne, Brighton & Hove by-election result

Another slightly disappointing election result yesterday in Westbourne, Brighton & Hove.

Paul Perrin contested this ward for UKIP for the first time yesterday and came fifth behind the Tories, Labour, Greens and Lib Dems (in that order).

There's no denying that the result is a disappointment for all involved but there a couple of things to take away from it.  Firstly, it is the first time there has been a UKIP candidate in Westbourne.  Secondly, the Green effect is a bit of an unknown in Brighton & Hove since they took control of the council and got an MP elected there and it will take another couple of elections to figure out how it affects the usual running order.  Thirdly, the Lib Dem vote collapsed again, achieving only double figure votes.

The full results were:

Lib Dem45
Trade Unionists &
Socialists Against Cuts
European Citizens Party13