The lib-Con coalition is a public school boy political fix, so lets stop pretending its been done for the good of the country.
The Tory swing was only 2 per cent in London on average across all parliamentary seats and is some places much less then that. In Westminster North, it was only a 1/2 per cent swing. This after the Tory PPC, Joanne Cash campaign is reckoned to have spent some £ 400,000, with Karen Buck winning the seat with around about 2,000 majority. Spending £400,000 for a 1/2 per cent swing does not seem much value for money to me, and a similiar story can also be told in Hammersmith where Andy Slaughter won by almost 3, 500 votes.
The higher turn out through out London helped Labour gain control of 17 local authorites and squezzed the Greens in lewisham & Camden; Respect in Tower Hamlets; crush the BNP in Barking & Dagenham and the Liberal Democrats in places like Southwark and Islington.
The next schedule elections in London are the GLA ones, both Mayoral and London Assembly in May 2012, and unless we have a general election called earlier, I can safely say, the Liberal Democrats vote will be squezzed very hard. As my family lawyer said to me, l didn’t vote Liberal Democrat to let the Tories into power.