Labour’s foul smear campaign backfires as party loses both seats to popular Liverpool Community Independents
In a day that has seen Labour stand still in voting terms across the country and suffer humiliating defeats to former Labour candidates expelled in Keir Starmer’s purge of the left, Labour suffered perhaps its most crushing blow in the working-class south Liverpool area of Garston – despite, or because of, Labour’s disgusting tactics in the campaign.
Liverpool Community Independents (LCI) candidates Sam Gorst and Lucy Williams took both seats in the newly-reconfigured ward, relegating Labour into third and fourth:
Congratulations to two candidates who took the high road as their opponents swam in the sewer. LCI’s Alan Gibbons also won a resounding victory in Orrell Park in the north of the city, polling almost four times as many votes as his Labour rival.
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