Well it didn't happen. We failed to win Blaydon constituency. To the 13,180 people who voted for me, thank you. Congratulations to my friend Ian Swales for winning Redcar from Labour with a sensational swing. As I said in my speech, the people round here have been very warm to me and we in the Liberal Democrats will continue to speak up for our vision for Britain and Blaydon.
If you believe that Blaydon needs a change, ironically now is the time to get involved. If we are to get our message across we need more activists and support.
Right off to bed now! I am off to show some solidarity with our Local candidates tomorrow and go to the local count. A great team that deserve my support.