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Michael Fabricant shocked by margin of victory in Lichfield

Michael Fabricant being interviewed

Michael Fabricant being interviewed Pic: Nick Brickett

Victorious Michael Fabricant admitted he was shocked by the margin of his election victory in Lichfield.

The Conservative candidate picked up 28,048 votes – over 17,000 more than nearest rival Ian Jackson who picked up 10,365 for the Liberal Democrats.

Labour’s Steve Hyden had a disappointing night after polling 10,230 votes, while UKIP’s Karen Maunder registered 2,920 votes.

But while Mr Fabricant admits that he believed he would be returning to the House of Commons, the margin of victory did surprise him.

The Lichfield Blog spoke to Mr Fabricant after he was declared the winner:

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  2. BrownhillsBob

    7th May, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Fantastic victory for the old order, there. The more things change, the more they stay the same.


  3. Freddy

    7th May, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Fortunately Bob that victory for the old order is confined to places like Lichfield. Nationally the Tories must feel pig sick. Fighting an election against an unpopular government in a so called “change” election their vote is only 4% up on 2005 turnout is below 70% and they aren’t in any position to form a government.

    I’m no particular fan of PR for a variety of dull reasons but one thing it has going for it is that under PR the Tories will never form a majority government again. We might well get PR as a result of a LibLab coalition propped up by the Scots and the Welsh.

    Interesting times indeed.

  4. emma

    14th May, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    hi there i attended the friary lesuire center tonight with myself husband and 4 young children ,i am writing to you as i really think that fradley area deserve there own lesuire center with swimming pool if you dont drive then you are stuck to be able to go for a family swim as public transport is costly and then there your entrance fee i really want my kids to be healthy and fit not onky that i think that it would benifit our community greatly there is enough land around here to build one, i would really appreciate it if you could maybe help in some way im sure everybody in fradley would back me up . look forward to hearing from you soon i hope

  5. Steve

    15th May, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    Emma, why are you writing to the Lichfield Blog about this?

    It’s a valid point, but you ought to direct your comments to Lichfield District Council. Neil Turner is the officer responsible for Leisure Services and I’m sure he would be able to reply to your questions if you got in touch.

  6. emma

    15th May, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    well sorry i spoke i got told that mr fabricant helped people in these circumstances and to be honest i didnt realise i had commented here !!

  7. Freddy

    15th May, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    I dunnow why my previous comment got a plus1- I was more wrong than a wrong thing driving a sinclair c5 on it’s way to a Garry Glitter gig.