Friday, 30 March 2012
The Dangers of Hubris - Bradford West
Lobby correspondents had been briefed by the Labour Party that Ed Miliband would swoop into Bradford West this morning to celebrate the victory of the Labour candidate in the by-election.
One small problem, Labour didn't win!
Instead the seat was taken by George Galloway, standing for Respect. He crucified Labour winning by 10,140 majority, a swing of 37%.
Let us trust that the people of Bradford West retain the same enthusiasm for their new MP, in the coming months, that they are displaying today.