For full details of the election results see www.kingston.gov.uk. You will notice that The Conservatives made 6 net gains from the Liberal Democrats and they gained 1 seat from Labour. The Liberal Democrats now have an overall majority of 2 seats, whereas previously they had 12. The biggest swing of the night was in Chessington North and Hook, where the Conservatives achieved a 23% swing against the Liberal Democrats, reducing their majority from over 1100 to a mere 18. Across the Borough the Lib Dem administration is supported by a few thousand fewer people than voted for the Conservative opposition - what price proportional representation now?
One ward stands out like a sore thumb as uncharacteristic of the the rest of Kingston. That is Berrylands, where the Lib Dems contrived a dramatic increase in their vote to unseat our Leader, Kevin Davis. Edward Davey MP seems to have involved himself far more than usual in the campaign, though I don't remember deeing him at the count of votes. There were recounts in Berrylands, Canbury, Norbiton, Old Malden and Alexandra wards.
In my ward of Surbiton Hill the Greens beat Labour into 4th place and my majority over the nearest Lib Dem rose from 66 in 2002 to 552 this time around, rather exceeding my hopes and expectations. I am sure my Anonymous correspondent will be characteristically generous in his congratulations!