|Community Action Party||1423||Elected|
|Violet Haslam||British National Party||195|
|Spoilt Ballot Papers||0|
|Electorate:||9117||% Poll: 34.35|
|Community Action Hold|
The Labour Party in Ashton worked very hard during the campaign leafleting and doorstep canvassing. Naturally we were very disappointed with the result on the night. However it must be remembered that in 2004 Walter Carney had about an 800 majority. We have cut this down to 165.
We will be working hard from now until next May to try and win the seat for Labour in the 2008 elections.
I would be interested to receive comments from anybody who voted ( or didn't vote) in these elections and especially if you were previously a Labour voter but didn't vote for us this time.