Friday, June 05, 2009

Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat in Thedwastre South

Well, that was a genuine nerve jangler in Mid-Suffolk!

We'd gained Thedwastre South in a by-election in 2007 from the Conservatives and they wanted it back. Unfortunately, the Greens were present too, acting as a potential spoiler. And when the Returning Officer called the candidates together to announce a Conservative win by 160-odd, it wasn't looking good.

We called for a bundle check just in case, and in a turn of events that just goes to show that eternal vigilance pays off, they found 200 Green votes in the Conservative stack. So, a defence by 35 votes, and Penny Otten lives to fight another day...

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