Midlands Communists

Final Mayoral report: 2017

debate lineupNow it's all over, what can be said? Basically, we fought an intense and positive campaign, widely admired and respected across the parties, the media, and politically conscious parts of the electorate - and we gained a respectable result right across the West Midlands, after gaining a huge humber of sympathetic contacts. Arguably, the real work now begins!

VOTES:

At just short of 6,000 first preference votes, or 1.2% of valid votes cast, the Communist take across the 28 constituencies in seven boroughs in the West Midlands Mayoral contest was three to four times the rate recorded by our Party's contests in the 2015 general election and almost five times the total national take then of 1,229. As so many of you have told us, in these circumstances, it was a REAL achievement and inspiring stuff. Many thanks to our superb candidate, Graham Stevenson, for spearheading the whole thing.

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