Tuesday, 11 May 2010

When was Lewisham Tory?

Just seen on the BBC news that Labour have taken Lewisham council from the Tories. Blimey, I didn't know I was that out of touch!

While we all know that our electoral system is not wholly democratic but I'm not sure that the handful of councillors the Tories had for the last four years, no matter how effective, could actually be deemed to have been in charge of the council.

Thought I'd take a screen shot for posterity.

Currently at this link;

Labour of course has taken the council from 'No overall control' at the expense of the Lib Dems and Greens.


Jim Connell said...

And how did you post that at 09.57 when the result was only posted at 17.19
Time travel?
Clock not set properly?

Jim Jepps said...

I posted it a few minutes ago - I guess bloggers' clock is out at the moment... I only ever use time travel when it's really important... and for cheap tricks.

Jim Connell said...

My previous comment disappeared somewhere:
I said well spotted, and I was about to print the page from the BBC website when they changed it.

Lewisham Council has been Labour controlled at every election except 1968 when it was Tory controlled for 3 years, and then of course the last four years as NOC.
Time now is 18.42

Jim Jepps said...

Blogger is clearly having a bad day!

The strange thing is my first instinct was actually just to email the BBC and tell them they'd made a mistake - but I couldn't see how I was meant to contact them - so in frustration my next instinct was to take the Michael.