Labour's Henley humiliation

LABOUR was humiliated in the Henley by-election yesterday - the 1st anniversary of Gordon Brown becoming Prime Minister - when they finished fifth behind both the Greens and the British National Party.

Graham Dines

LABOUR was humiliated in the Henley by-election yesterday - the 1st anniversary of Gordon Brown becoming Prime Minister - when they finished fifth behind both the Greens and the British National Party.

Tory candidate John Howell romped home with more than 50% of the vote and a majority of 10,116 over the Liberal Democrats in the contest caused by the resignation of Boris Johnson on becoming Mayor of London.

Labour's Richard McKenzie could only poll 1,066 votes, behind the Green Party's Mark Stevenson on 1,321 and the BNP's Timothy Rait on 1,243.


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The share of the vote rose for both the Tories and the Liberal Democrats compared with the General Election result while Labour's fell by more than 11%.

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