Labour all but wipe out opposition in Lewisham as Duwayne Brooks loses seat

News Shopper: Labour all but wipe out opposition in Lewisham as Duwayne Brooks loses seat Labour all but wipe out opposition in Lewisham as Duwayne Brooks loses seat

Lewisham Council now has an opposition of one after Labour all but wiped out their competition.

Fifty-three of the council’s 54 seats are now red after the Lib Dems were destroyed, leaving the Green Party’s Brockley councillor, John Coughlin, as the sole opposition voice.

Meanwhile Sir Steve Bullock was re-elected as the Mayor of Lewisham with 36,659 votes and a 50.77 per cent share.

Tory Simon Nundy came second with 11.14 per cent of the vote while Lib Dem Duwayne Brooks finished third with 10.02 per cent.

It was a devastating night for Mr Brooks who also lost his Downham seat on the council after five years.

He later tweeted: “I believe my journey with the LibDems in #Lewisham has come to an end. I have been loyal, doing my best throughout with integrity.

“Congrats to Sir Steve @lewishamlabour it was a great experience to try and challenge you to your crown. Defeated accepted graciously.”

Mr Brooks was with Stephen Lawrence when he was murdered on 22 April 1993 in Eltham. 

In February 2009, Brooks was elected as a Downham councillor for the Lib Dems following a by-election.

In 2010 he launched an ultimately unsuccessful campaign to become the Mayor of London in 2012. 

Mayor of Lewisham results - May 2104

Steve Bullock - Labour Party - 36,659 votes - 50.77%

Simon Nundy - Conservative Party - 8,041 votes - 11.14%

Duwayne Brooks - Liberal Democrats - 7,234 votes - 10.02%

Mike Keogh - The Green Party - 7,224 votes - 10.00%

John Hamilton - Lewisham People Before Profit - 6,014 votes - 8.33%

Peter Lello - UK Independence Party (UKIP) - 5,684 votes - 7.87%

Chris Flood - Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition - 1,354 votes - 1.88%

Total eligible electorate: 196,609 

Turnout: 73,204 (37.2%)

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10:30am Sat 24 May 14

Trumpytomtom says...

Lmao
Lmao Trumpytomtom
  • Score: 5

11:58am Sat 24 May 14

SidcupResident says...

I see the count has been suspended in Tower Hamlets pending a possible investigation into electoral fraud.

Of the seats that had been declared, the majority were going towards a Bangladeshi group called Tower Hamlets First.

Prior to polling day, the Electoral Commission removed 5,000 bogus postal voters from the electoral register. Police then manned EVERY polling station in Tower Hamlets due to allegations of voter intimidation.

Looks like it wasn't enough to stop electoral fraud in what resembles a third world state. The saddest part is scandals like this are happening up and down the country.

It would be interesting to see how many Labour candidates in Lewisham had won on postal votes before the polling stations even opened...

Until the government clamps down on practices like postal ballot fraud, we will continue to have election outcomes decided by Third World fraudsters.
I see the count has been suspended in Tower Hamlets pending a possible investigation into electoral fraud. Of the seats that had been declared, the majority were going towards a Bangladeshi group called Tower Hamlets First. Prior to polling day, the Electoral Commission removed 5,000 bogus postal voters from the electoral register. Police then manned EVERY polling station in Tower Hamlets due to allegations of voter intimidation. Looks like it wasn't enough to stop electoral fraud in what resembles a third world state. The saddest part is scandals like this are happening up and down the country. It would be interesting to see how many Labour candidates in Lewisham had won on postal votes before the polling stations even opened... Until the government clamps down on practices like postal ballot fraud, we will continue to have election outcomes decided by Third World fraudsters. SidcupResident
  • Score: 28

2:23pm Sun 25 May 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Now they only have themselves to argue with. It will be one clique verses another clique.

And Sharm will still be a dump.
Now they only have themselves to argue with. It will be one clique verses another clique. And Sharm will still be a dump. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 14

4:06pm Sun 25 May 14

Major Boredom says...

We can look forward to even more expensive, shoddily built high-rise developments.
We can look forward to even more expensive, shoddily built high-rise developments. Major Boredom
  • Score: 13

10:49am Mon 26 May 14

jaded1 says...

Don't worry Duwayne,a seat in the House of Lords awaits.Just be patient.
Don't worry Duwayne,a seat in the House of Lords awaits.Just be patient. jaded1
  • Score: 11

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