Congratulations to the 2009 Blogger of the Year, Nich Starling, who was elected yesterday as Councillor for Taverham North on Broadland District Council winning 630 votes and comfortably winning the seat off the Conservatives.
Broadland remains strongly Tory with the Conservatives having 34 Councillors to the Liberal Democrats’ 12 but it’s the sort of area which could see a real mid-term Conservative collapse.
Over the past year or two, we’ve seen some big Lib Dem gains from both the Conservative and Labour parties where the work on the ground has been put in. The polls are perking up too with the Liberal Democrats nearer 20% and on 21% with Angus Reid. The Conservative figure is diverging between 36% on YouGov and 39-40% with other pollsters.