Friday, 16 November 2012

Congratulations Vera

Well that's the result in for the PCC election in Northumbria. As widely predicted Labour candidate Vera Baird took the top job with with 101,170 votes. Congratulations to Vera on her win.
What really has took me by surprise is just how well Conservative candidate Phil Butler did, taking 45,845 votes across Labour dominated Northumbria. 
The Lib Dems limped home 4th behind UKIP with just 13,916 votes.
However for us in Northumberland the result was even more fascinating. The result here was a knife edge Labour 40% vs Conservatives on 39.3%
The Liberal Democrats who are increasingly out of the race here in Northumberland pulled in just 7% of the vote. It really is Labour or Conservative here in Northumberland.