by Julia on 1 May, 2008
After so many weeks busy on the campaign trail, today, at last, saw the arrival of polling day.
After a day spent “Telling”, “Knocking-up”, leaflet delivering and running around like a loon, I’m just showered and changed ready to go off to the count. For once I’m early and so I thought I might as well put together my predictions for tonights results. Maidstone is one of the key seats for the Tories. The Leader of the Council, Fran Wilson (Lib Dem) often says “Maidstone is an island of yellow, in a Kentish sea of blue”. The Tories are clearly vying for this borough to finally become a Tory council after many many years as a hung one.
Anyway – here’s the low down:
|Allington||Lib Dem||Lib Dem|
|Barming||Con||Ind||Might be a surprise in store for the Tories here – they don’t appear to have put in the effort until the late in the day and the Ind. candidate is well known and has worked hard in the area for years.|
|Boughton Monchelsea & Chart Sutton||Ind||Ind|
|Bridge||Lib Dem||Lib Dem|
|Coxheath & Hunton||Con||Lib Dem||
Possibly being optimistic – but has been worked very hard by the team.
|East||Lib Dem||Lib Dem|
|Heath||Lib Dem||Lib Dem|
|High Street||Lib Dem||Lib Dem|
|Marden & Yalding||Con||Con|
|North||Lib Dem||Lib Dem|
|Park Wood||Lib Dem||Lib Dem|
|Shepway South||Lab||Con||I hope I’m wrong on this one!|
|South||Lib Dem||Lib Dem||
This will be very close I think – it’s been difficult because of the P&R issues. Could go Con.
To take overall control the Conservatives need a gain of one seat. If my predictions are correct, overall the Conservatives face a one seat loss, meaning providing the coalition holds, the Conservatives will not take control of the Council.
Things to bear in mind when reading this:
Right – time for the off – I’ll post the real results in the morning!Leave a comment