Paul won 6.5% of the vote in the Cowley in the context of a large swing back to Labour in the ward, against the national trend. Well done to Paul and everybody who helped with the campaign. It was noticeable that canvassing returns were at least as good at last time and there was widespread sympathy and agreement with our message (even from most of the Labour activists) but in this instance we could not compete with a tightly organised local Labour Party machine and a wider swing back to Labour in the city.
We will be discussing the results and the way forward in
Oxford at the next branch meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 20th May at the Oxford Town Hall. Please come along and find out more.