Well, that’s over for another five years. I can’t pretend that the results weren’t very disappointing, especially where I live in Woodditton.
In the general election the Liberal Democrat candidate who has lived in the area for decades lost to a Conservative candidate who lives in London and knows nothing about us.
In the local elections I stood for the district council for my area, and lost to a conservative candidate who live about 15 miles away in Soham.
I think that one thing that these results show, as well as the results across the country, is that the vast majority of people don’t vote for candidates who will best represent them, they vote purely along party lines, in most cases not even knowing who they are voting for.
In other news, I did win the parish council elections, and am now a member of Woodditton Parish Council. That’s going to be interesting…