In Crawley, it is pretty much a straight contest between Labour and the Tories in all seats (except for Northgate, which is solidly Lib Dem).
Some seats have a BNP candidate, and it is vital that they not get a foothold in Crawley.
The Labour candidates for the Crawley wards this year are:
- Furnace Green (2 votes): TT *
TP PATEL & Andrew SKUDDER
- Gossops Green: T
- Ifield: *
- Langley Green:
- Maidenbower: T
- Pound Hill Nth: T
- Pound Hill Sth & Worth: T
- Southgate: *
- Three Bridges:
- Tilgate: *
With the Council on a knife edge (Conservatives 1 seat short of a majority), and several close contests, every vote could count. In Southgate, we had results within 3 votes two years running. Crawley has had two elections result in dead heats in the last ten years.
So, if you want to lift the threat of higher charges for tenants (with lower standards of upkeep for council houses), if you want to safeguard local services, if you want to see improvements, then Vote Labour to keep the Tories out.
Best of luck to all of our candidates tomorrow. I will be out and about in Southgate, where we are working to re-elect a hard working councillor Ian Irvine.