Putney Labour Gain. Three words on an otherwise fantastic night that ought to chill the local Conservative party to the bone.
It is incredibly frustrating for me as someone who is a passionate supporter and member of my local Conservative party. We used to be great at campaigning – what has often been referred to as the ‘Wandsworth Way’ of doing things.
A campaign machine which made its own weather now blows like a reed in the wind.
Some will say this is overblown, that it’s mere hyperbole and that there is nothing we could have done to hold back the red tide.
I think it does show a worrying pattern and there is more on that at the very end in terms of the repeated failures. That’s why I have written this blog. We can be sure the Labour Party are already thinking about what they got right – read this blog post from them.