Well with the Boris result in just before midnight that brings the Local Elections to a close for 2012. There have no doubt been some tough results for the Conservatives across the country this year. I have been especially disappointed to see some excellent local Conservative Councillors defeated in North Tyneside and Sunderland. The No result for a Newcastle Mayor was a disappointment too but I hope the Council takes notice that 25,000 Geordies feel the current system isn’t delivering.
There was of course one really fantastic result for the Conservatives - Boris Johnson winning another term as Mayor of London with a million vote mandate. We can all be proud of that.
I want to say thank you to Conservatives up and down the country; councillors, candidates, activists, members and supporters, who stuck by the party after a tough couple of months. We move on now with a renewed focus on delivering jobs and growth for our great country.
Well done to all candidates, of whatever party, who took part in the elections this year.