The Socialist Unity Network

Respect Push Labour into 3rd Place  in Millwall


In the by-election that took place yesterday (Thurs) in Millwall, Respect’s candidate Paul McGarr came from nowhere to push Labour into 3rd Place.  Respect supporters last night were jubilant at the result.


Paul said “ On the elections on June 10th, Millwall was one of the worst results in East London.  Out of 17 wards in which we stood it ranked 15th and we finished a poor 4th behind the Liberals, Labour and Tories.   This means that we have a good chance of taking these seats in the General Election.”


He went on to say “ I would urge people to now get up to Hartlepool to help them with their campaign.  Respect has a really good chance of getting a good vote there.”


Results are as follows


Conservatives                828       (35%)

Respect                          635       (27%)

Labour                           571       (24%)

Independent                   195       (8%)

Lib Dems                       150       (6%)



Previous election result

Amos, Alan Thomas The Labour Party 1,089 *
Callow, Gordon Tom British National Party 204  
Chattopadhyay, Betheline The Labour Party Candidate 986 *
Cuthbert, Malcolm Liberal Democrat Focus 313  
Gibson, Susan Socialist Alliance 200  
Groves, Philip William The Conservative Party 446  
Ingham, Paul William Eric The Conservative Party 422  
McDonald, Ian Kevin Liberal Democrat Focus 241  
Newton, Alison Louise The Conservative Party 420  
Samad, Mumtaz The Labour Party 970 *
Stokes, Jean Liberal Democrat Focus 245





September 2004


For Socialist Unity ~ For Internationalism ~ For Peace ~ For Justice ~ For Unity ~ For Socialism