Thanks to everybody who supported my campaign. Despite being written off by the media I came second, polling over 12,000 votes. It is a fantastic achievement and testimony to a desire for a political alternative to the parties of bombing and big business. It is clear that many people’s fear of a Tory government boosted the Labour vote, puncturing the Lib Dem bubble but also squeezing my vote as well.
I am really proud of the campaign that I ran. And as I said in my speech at the count, I will be campaigning for peace, justice and equality with the same passion tomorrow and in the months to come.
Now, after almost 24 hours without sleep, a more considered analysis will have to wait a little longer!