Not a Labour meltdown but a definite thaw
Friday, May 04, 2007
Good Morning, Bore Da! If you've been following all night, imagine I'm saying that in a Berkshire accent.
At the time of writing (6.30am) there's a third recount in the Vale of Glamorgan. Labour are apparently ahead by 82 votes.
This has been a Labour capitulation, but without the accompanying loss of seats.
It looks like they'll end up with 26 seats. Rhodri Morgan will be picking up the phone. And Lib Dem leader Mike German will be answering it.
Lib Dems 7
Good night all. And thank you very much for your company. It's been a blast, even if the result has been disappointingly damp and ambivalent.
0750 UPDATE: Mid & West Wales Regional. Lab 2, PC 1, Con 1. The PR system comes to Labour's rescue. The Tories trade two constituency seats for two regionals. Such is life.
The Vale of Glamorgan is now being called as a Labour hold. But by just 82 votes. Jammy jammy Jane the Hutt.
Oh, and in South Wales West, which resumes at 2pm, it's a straight fight for the fourth regional seat between Dai Lloyd (Plaid) and Chris Smart (Tories). But I'll be buggered if I'm staying awake till then. Head on the block, I'm calling this for Plaid.
posted by Blamerbell @ 6:29 am,
- At 6:50 am, Ordovicius said...
Well done. Im still going though.
- At 6:51 am, hedd said...
How can you compare the Libs and Plaid?
Plaid have won 2 extra constituencies + 1 extra.
- At 6:51 am, hedd said...
...on the list
- At 7:51 am, Tortoiseshell said...
Llongyfarchiadau, Blamerbell. You did us proud!
- At 8:17 am, Marcusian said...
i am impressed by your longevity, i have just got into work after not being to sleep, sleep when your dead and all that. The count in newport east was pretty tense although we won in the end by 700 votes, i must admit to some frayed nerves throughout the night
- At 8:18 am, sarah said...
Diolch a longyfrachiadau!
I gave up at 2 - smugly thinking that Carmarthen West was Plaid; ond na, bloody Tories sy'
wedi'i cipio. :(
- At 8:25 am, Blamerbell said...
Cheers, guys. I'm still going, though just not privy to all that exciting insider information anymore.
Anyway, there's not much left to declare now. And I'll be buggered if I'm waiting for South Wales West to resume at two.
It's a fight between Plaid and the Tories for fourth place. So Bethan Jenkins is elected and I think she deserves a big well done, along with Nerys Evans in Mid & West Wales. Two young women with big futures I'm sure.
As for Carmarthen West. Well, there was always going to be one spanner wasn't there. Unfortunately, it's clunked dear old glyn smack bang on the head.
Hedd, I've readjusted my top lines. I was being dragged out to breakfast and, as Betsan Powys is fond of saying, my brain was a mush.