Props to Johnny V for bringing this hilarious piece of election news to our attention. For me, this is particularly enjoyable as I’m from Bristol originally.
Obviously as a Labour member I’m not keen on the label that’s attached to the party here, but each to their own.
Steve Norman, who will be standing as a candidate for Class War in next year’s general election, has trounced the Lib Dems in a Bristol constituency where he polled just under 4% of the vote.
Norman stood as an independent candidate in Avonmouth in preparation for Class War’s planned assault on next year’s elections. In a stunning early victory for the campaign he polled 135 votes, just behind the Green Party and beating the dismal performance of the Lib Dems who could only manage 108.
These results will also be worrying news for the dreary Trade Union and Socialist Coalition (TUSC). Norman polled over eight times higher then their candidate who could only manage a lacklustre 16 votes.
If a bunch of retired colonels, city spivs and chinless public school wankers like Nigel Farage can send shockwaves through the Labour Party then imagine what a populist party of the left…
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