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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Jude Fawley, May 3, 2019.
I think that was a really satisfactory result.
have we discovered any policies of Farage yet? apart from Leave and offer no detail apart from WTO and shout a lot, if People rebel and vote for that, hell mend em, i look forward to them moaning in a few months time because nothing is being done or they are being asked to pay for a Dr
Second largest party in my ward is UKIP.
Edit: Although the lost every councillor they had across the entire council.
Cons have lost control to NOC where I live (though they may well cobble together a coalition with UKIP & Independents).
Results: Cons - 9, UKIP - 9, Greens +6*, Lab +5, Lib Dems +2, Independent +1 (figures show change, not how many seats they now hold)
*Big issue with proposed development in one part of the Council area helps explain this - Greens lead the opposition to it.
There are plenty of ways you could help other than slogging round canvassing! Stuffing envelopes, phoning people, making coffee for volunteers, checking the lists of voter numbers collected at the voting place, etc.
We both voted yesterday and I returned my Deputy Mayor's chain. Neither of us are standing, I need to get my knee sorted out first!!
How many times does it need to be said that the Brexit party are not issuing a manifesto until after the European elections?
If Corbyn's anticipated sweep into Downing Street was in any way realistic surely Labour should have done significantly better in these elections than they appear to have done.
These results are very bad for the Tories, but pretty bad for Labour.
ill keep asking just so we are absolutely sure of that is what people are saying they are openly voting for
As the opposition, following on from past trends, they should have increased their vote. But it has reduced. Both main parties need a rethink on leadership.
I think that was Jude Fawley's point about Labour under their current dictatorship.
Amen! I am a total fraud. I voted for a party I detest because I wasn't voting for them locally but with a hope it might bolster the enactment of democracy re leaving the EU. It gets worse because I was supporting the party of our local parish councillor who lives three doors away and is a sociopath. She's the woman who invited me to her dinner party and wouldn't take no for an answer to the point she was trying to deny me the right to choose. So, if the local Conservative party has any success, she is going to remain buoyant and happy that her local political party is still in power. When she lived in another village the Conservative inclined people got together and voted Labour en masse to get rid of her. Then she moved here.
I'm deadly serious about what I've done because I've nowhere to go politically while politicians won't enact democracy. But thankfully we now have the Brexit party and the European elections will be akin to a 'peoples vote' without the madness of an actual peoples vote.
My deep desire was to vote Labour across the board and in the European elections. Maybe one day when we have a proper Labour party again I can vote for them.
What I thought I might do was spoil my voting papers. I was going to write 'spoilt' across both papers but then I thought I might write 'you spoilt ********' but then I thought again and decided to vote for the local Conservative councillor because he is a Leaver re the European union and UKIP for Mayor because UKIP want to enact democracy and leave the European union.
We still haven't got the results here yet so we shall see.
But the WA is leaving the EU? Why don't you want this?
Balot Paper said LEAVE or REMAIN
Leave won! stop being unpatriotic and undemocratic, get behind the WA and let LEAVE through
Dictatorship? Really? In what way is Corbyn (or anyone else) "dictating" party policy? Of all the parties Labour appears to be the one which arrives at collective decisions via debate, discussion and collegiality.
How very dare you
I had no Green, no UKIP, no PUP and no SDLP candidates to choose. Nor Labour, Conservative, or Lib Dem.
Anyone would think you don't live in the UK...
The local election results prove one thing
The state of the country is a total mess.
Not true. Candidates are permitted to canvass outside the polling station provided this is not seen as being in any way "intimidating".
Furthermore, candidates have a right to attend polling stations to check on the integrity of the process (in the same way as they can attend the opening of postal ballots and (more importantly) the count of voting slips. However, they must remove rosettes, etc., when entering the polling station (even when casting their own vote).
However, candidates should comply with requests by polling station staff or the (Acting) Returning Officer about campaigning near polling stations.
Why? Because Labour and the Tories aren't doing well?
So what... the main beneficiary seems to be the Lib Dems... not exactly an extremist party [unless you consider wanting a second referendum an extremist position]. UKIP are down 65 seats so all that talk about a ''far right surge'' [oooh scary] has been shown to be hot air.
So only people wedded to a two party system are going to be upset about this.