posted on Jun, 5 2009 @ 06:39 AM
Live Conservative update (Source:
12.32pm: Doncaster Mayoral final will be between English Democrats and an independent. So much for a Labour stronghold!
12.30pm: Two reports from the field...
From Christopher Pincher, our Tamworth candidate, "Tamworth has counted and we won all six county seats from Labour in Tamworth borough. Labour now
has no county councillors in the seat. We do not need to win any more county seats across Staffs to take control for first time since 1981. Labour and
Brian Jenkins looked shell shocked."
From Charlie Elphicke: Tories all all four Canterbury seats. Labour beaten into fourth place in every seat, behind Greens.
12.24pm: First results from Derbyshire; Two Tory gains - one from Labour, one from the LibDems.
12.22pm: I've written for The Guardian: "Behind closed doors, Labour MPs hardly have a good word to say about Brown but they are afraid to strike
– afraid to follow James Purnell's breaking of the ranks last night. Some key cabinet ministers are holding back for fear of a Johnson coronation
and what that means for their own leadership hopes. The parliamentary Labour party has shown it can't run the country and it is now looking like it
can't run a leadership coup."
12.21pm: Only bone Labour councill left on Hampshire County Council.
12.15pm: TORIES HAVE WON SOMERSET FROM THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS. Eight gains. It's the result people here at CCHQ are most pleased with so far.