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Lib Dems crushed in Liverpool

Joe Anderson sweeps to power in landslide vote for the red side

Published on May 7th 2010.

Lib Dems crushed in Liverpool

LABOUR has taken control of Liverpool City Council in a victory that is a repeat of the 1998 landslide that swept Mike Storey and the Liberal Democrats to power.

Joe Anderson emerges as the new leader of the city council with a comfortable working majority of six after making nine gains from the Lib Dems.

Labour took Picton from from Lib Dem Laurence Sidorzcuk along with

Warbreck, Anfield, County, Knotty Ash, West Derby, Yew Tree, Croxteth and Old Swan, where the victor was Joe Anderson's daughter Joanne - known as Jo - over Keith Turner.The line up for the new council is Lab 48, Lib Dem 37, Lib 3, Greens 2.

Tony Concepcion (Lab) former chair of the city council planning committee returns after taking Yew Tree. John McIntosh, the last of the surcharged 47 Laour councillors in the 1980s, also returns to the Town Hall.

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16 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Little SquirtMay 7th 2010.

Sliding on the personal Poll

ConfusedMay 7th 2010.

What on earth is this about?

Ordinary JoeMay 7th 2010.

Good riddance too.

PanatellaMay 7th 2010.

St Michael's in the helmet

Party PooperMay 7th 2010.

Poor Mr Eldridge, he had already been deserted by his party by noon yesterday. There he was in Asda carpark pushing a trolley full of snacks and crisps for his celebration party. He might be selling them off if anyones interested although I'll bet young Tom his agent who now has his council seat stuffed his face with them.Poor chap.

AnonymousMay 7th 2010.

So Warren has been kicked out. Not just of the Town Hall either...

HamletMay 7th 2010.

St Michael's Underpants

Mrs HewittMay 7th 2010.

I just hope Mr Sanderson and the Labour group have plenty of grit for the next big freeze, I can't see that Louisiana Bergerac clearing the ice off the pavements on Allerton Road for the photographers like that nice Mr Colin Oldfridge.

MotoristMay 7th 2010.

At last, I vowed I would never vote Labour locally again after the eighties. However I succumbed even though I thought it a wasted vote. I don't want to cycle to work. Just shows you, power to the people !

realistMay 7th 2010.

the lib dems won't like it in the cold

LiverpolitanMay 7th 2010.

Good result for Liverpool! LD lose the council, and Eldridge's massive (and hugely expensive) onslaught in Wavertree results in a bigger Labour majority! I wonder if the sheer scale of the LD campaign (I had guff from them around 4 times a week) got on people's nerves and backfired on them? I like to think so.

Elvis CridlingtonMay 7th 2010.

"Is that your hose spurting, or are you just pleased to see me?"

Devout Beatlesfanfedupwith Tory BasingstokeMay 7th 2010.

Well done to Labour in Liverpool, very nice to see commonsense in the north west unlike the god forsaken pathetic south.I like that picture of a polling station with the words "please don't sit on the fence" like a dig at the Liberals.

Postman PrattMay 7th 2010.

Well you remember when Hurst was caught shoving something pink into somebody else's letterbox? Well this is completely different.

Big Red EndgineMay 7th 2010.

What is it about firemen larking about in Liverpool politics? I hear that Derek Hatton was a fireman too

jimboMay 7th 2010.

A disaster. More nostalgic whingeing about the good old days and how Maggie screwed us. Gordon is a nightmare. Shaft him

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