As expected, the Labour candidate Maxine Henson very comfortably won the Roxbourne Ward by-election held on 9 March 2017, due to the sad death of Cllr Bob Currie.
Labour’s share of votes at the ward (62.8%) has improved and remains much higher than Tories who have been facing crushing defeats under Cllr Hall’s leadership – previously lost the councils in 2010 and 2014 and two by-elections in between.
At 21.5% now, the Tory share of votes is lowest since 2002.
Cllr Hall now leads a highly divided group as 42.31% members of her group did not vote for her at the last leadership election (leadership challenge is imminent this year).
People rightly say that the Tory opposition group under its politically immature leadership can’t be taken seriously, for example they failed to present a shadow budget at the last Council meeting to enrich the financial decision making – they owed this to the residents…. read more by clicking here
Added to this is Cllr Hall’s concerning conduct at the council meetings and childish social media encounters.
Many believe that the pattern of Tory defeats would continue at the Kenton East by-election for similar reasons.
Such is the state of comic that on the polling day campaign, the Tory candidate team tweeted a photo taken at Lynton Road which in Rayners Lane and not in Roxbourne ward!