I know that a lot will be made of the BNP County Council gain from Labour in Burnley.
The REAL story are the 5 LD gains from Labour in the Burnley Constituency. There is no accident to all this – the seat has been ruthlessly targetted with a first class PPC and Cllrs. This is a brilliant example of the `double dynamic` where the Tories are doing well against Labour in Lab/Tory marginals while we pick up seats where the Tories don’t have a chance in a million years.
At the next election it will be a choice between `Mr Burnley` Gordon Birtwistle and Kitty Ussher. Labour must be gutted.
In addition, we can start doing even more work on the local level to build on this success and try to take the BNP seats (that was Labour’s responsibility)