In that context, Labour’s result in Sheffield Hallam was very strong. We secured an extra 3110 votes compared to 2005, whereas the Tories only gained 12 extra votes. Labour’s share of the vote went from 12.6% to 16.1% – the highest since 1992.
I was selected by the Labour Party in the summer of 2007. I blogged throughout my time as a candidate – which you can view here.
Sheffield Hallam sits in the south west of Sheffield and is one of the most affluent seats in Britain, with high home ownership, comparably low unemployment. On the whole, the local health service and schools are excellent (which I blogged about here)
Looking back, there’s a few stories and blog posts that particularly stand out from my time standing for Parliament:
- The day my Tory opponent got sacked.
- When Nick Clegg admitted he would back the Tories – back in November 2009!
- The day Gordon Brown called the election
- The Gillian Duffy saga
- And of course, reflections on the result
You can see my blog archive of the election by clicking here
Since the election, Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats have betrayed the people who voted for them. They do not deserve to hold public office.
Part of my role now is to hold Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats to account for the promises they made during the election and the untruths that have since been told.
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