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A Cork on a Labour Tide

I’ve been very remiss in failing to keep up to date. Here’s my excuse: life has taken a slightly surprising turn.

In the local elections of 22 May many of the headlines were about the UK Independence Party. But, here in those unfashionable parts of south London, UKIP were barely to be seen. Here the story was of the growing strength of London’s Labour Party.

Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, and humble Candidate Barnham

Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock, and humble Candidate Barnham

Two elections ago, in 2006, Lewisham Council was finely balanced, with 26 Labour councillors, facing a rainbow opposition of 17 Liberal Democrats, 6 Greens, 3 Conservatives and 2 Socialists. A couple of weeks ago, Lewisham elected 53 Labour councillors, with an opposition of one lonely Green councillor.

Among the 53 was me, a cork bobbing on a Labour tide!

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