Dented, but undaunted!
Official numbers are in, and although our great candidates and our volunteers worked their socks off to get the Labour message out there, we've not managed to break the 'safe Tory seat' effect just yet.
Results for Hampshire overall are as follows:
The above table is from Hantsweb, and more detailed breakdowns can be found by clicking the link.
When running political campaigns, often the biggest obstacle is distribution of materials, especially if the group is relatively small. This local election cycle has at the least highlighted for us the real importance of getting as many members as possible mobilised and contributing.
We have a healthy number of card-carrying members in our constituency - people passionate enough and compassionate enough to fund a Party that aims to improve our country for the many, not just the few. We have the numbers on paper to exert local influence and we can break the 'safe Tory seat' effect.
The upcoming General Election is a chance to rescue the services held hostage by the Conservatives.
Please - if you hold a membership card, but aren't sure about attending meetings, contact us. If you match our ideals of community and fairness and have been wavering over whether or not to commit to membership: please take the plunge. We welcome you with open arms.
If you care about the NHS; about equal access to education for all regardless of wealth; about a fair Living Wage for hard work; about supporting the job-creating small and medium businesses too often swallowed by corporations with sweetheart tax deals sanctioned by the Government; if you care, then come and help us get out the vote on June 8th.
...or a tweet to @LabourNEHants