WORCESTER’s City Council results and the decision of council leader Coun Marc Bayliss to go home before a vote was counted has provoked a response on social media.
Among those to take to Twitter on the morning after the night before was Worcester’s former Labour MP with a mischievous tweet which suggested Coun Bayliss had ‘ran away’.
Rare footage uncovered in historic city of Worcester. A photograph of Conservative Cllr Marc Bayliss, seen at the count last night. It is understood this rare photograph was taken shortly before he ran away from the Guildhall, before a single vote had been counted, blaming others pic.twitter.com/ivxvtPHFyj
— Michael Foster (@MikeFoster1403) May 6, 2022
Labour’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell even mentioned took to Twitter to pass comment on the results and perhaps not surprisingly used his platform to criticise the Conservative Party
Worcester council, Tories losing to NOC, a good example of where people are making informed decisions to get rid of them. Three opposition parties have made gains in different areas to get them out.
— ALASTAIR CAMPBELL (@campbellclaret) May 6, 2022
The success of the Green Party has been feature of the social media reaction with newly-elected Coun Tom Piotrowski paying tribute to all those involved with his campaign.
This is very humbling & motivating to work even harder for #Battenhall & Worcester. Thank u to all @worcsgreenparty & @westmidlandsgp friends for your amazing support. It’s a big vote of confidence for us all 💚
Massive well-done to @scockeram for his amazing win. 6 Green Cllrs! https://t.co/H3EmcJb473
— Tom Piotrowski (@tpiotr74) May 6, 2022
The party nationally, which supported Worcester’s Green campaign with a visit from co-leader Carla Denyer, even took time to hail Green Party members locally for now ‘holding the balance of power’ at the Guildhall.
🚀 NO OVERALL CONTROL in Worcester 🚀
💚 Congratulations to Worcester Greens for their gains in Worcester. We now hold the balance of power!
— The Green Party (@TheGreenParty) May 6, 2022