|2009 results (stripes are mixed ward)|
|2013 Results (my awful stripping is mixed ward)|
The seats we lost were some of the safest in the entire county, with the exception of Wisbech North. The best councillors sadly went too. Steve Tierney, my now ex-councillor, was amazing. He was opposed to wind turbines, wanted out of Europe and actually did a lot. If UKIP do half as much as him i'll die of shock.
Even those we kept are either still here because there was no UKIP or by luck, there was about 20 votes in most elections. So no more safe seats across the county.
There are a lot of reasons for this. Fenland is right wing and has lots of immigrants. But as I think this has something to do with the economy too. The Conservatives have yet to show a proper handling with very few tax cuts. There are some other local issues but the main thrust behind UKIP today was because of this. Immigration, Gay Marriage and EU, to a lesser extent. But these only mattered because our economic handling so far hasn't be that good. I hope it improves soon.