St George West local election 3 May 2007: Tory vote share 36.83% (2nd place, 1.5% behind 1st place)
St George West local by election 9 October 2008: Tory vote share 18.75% (3rd place, 15% behind 1st place)
As the Tory vote predictably collapsed last night in the St George West by-election after they ditched their successful 2007 candidate in favour of Colin Bretherton, one of leader Bunter Eddy’s personal friends – who can now make the unusual claim of being a ten time Bristol local election loser – can the Tory boss stake a claim to the title of worst political strategist ever?
Surely this is the end of the road for the stupid fat twat? No sane party would let him lead them in to another election … Oh hang on a minute …
(Cartoon by Evelyn Post. Evelyn Post is The Bristol Blogger’s resident cartoonist. He has a woman’s name)