General Election 2010 - Results for FTA

Posted on: Friday, 7 May 2010 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster, Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat

One of the curious things about the general election is that, unlike a football match or a trip to the theatre, no two people are really seeing the same thing. Most candidates have been living and breathing their individual campaigns for the last 18 months or more, and barely notice the rest of the country waiting for their own result. For the dedicated party activist, results in safe seats are enjoyed, results in other parties’ safe seats are largely ignored, and everything hinges on the seats which sit in the middle – a Bury North, or a Birmingham Edgbaston.

However, for organisations like FTA there is another level. FTA were watching the results intently, waiting for news of the candidates FTA has met with regularly over the last 18 months. In particular, FTA were interested in how the 13 parliamentary candidates who visited FTA premises fared.

Of these 13, 9 were elected to parliament. We pass our congratulations and best wishes on to:

  • Chris White (CON, Warwick and Leamington)
  • Harriett Baldwin (CON, West Worcestershire)
  • Gregg McClymont (LAB, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)
  • Marcus Jones (CON, Nuneaton)
  • Willie Bain (LAB, Glasgow North East)
  • Graeme Morrice (LAB, Livingston)
  • Henry Smith (CON, Crawley)
  • Anne-Marie Morris (CON, Newton Abbot)
  • Jessica Morden (LAB, Newport East)

We would also like to pass our best wishes, and thanks on to those who were not successful this time:

  • Adam Symons (LD, Torridge and West Devon)
  • Colin Beattie (SNP, Midlothian)
  • Jane Thomas (LAB, Keighley)
  • Iain Boulton (LAB, Filton and Bradley Stoke)

FTA is delighted that a number of new MPs will be entering parliament with a greater understanding of logistics; however we do not want to stop at this. If you would like to show your local MP round your premises, then please contact FTA’s Public Affairs team and we will be only too happy to set something up.

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