Friday, 7 May 2010

First thoughts of the morning after

In Lagan Valley we fought a good clean honest campaign, a grass roots campaign.
Our vote across Northern Ireland and in Lagan Valley reached its low point in 2007 (18.6% in Lagan Valley).

In this election we have improved on that result locally (21.1%) and across Northern Ireland. (The NI figures can’t be compared yet because we still await Fermanagh and South Tyrone.)

My selection process was only completed in February. I was a new candidate, up against an incumbent who had been there for years. Jeffrey’s majority is greatly reduced.

I believe we have turned the corner, and can look forward to building on this result for the future.

I had a great team of campaigners, and I thank each and every one of them.

One last comment this morning – nearly 29,000 electors didn’t vote in Lagan Valley at all.

1 comment:

  1. A good "clean" campaign..... really? Honestly?

    If you really believe that your campaign in Lagan Valley was "clean" then you deserve to have lost.