The Places Where They Didn’t Run Elections Properly (Don’t Be Alarmed , Rochford Isn’t One Of Them)


Tom Stoppard wrote “It’s not the voting that’s democracy, it’s the counting.“ So it’s a but disturbing to see the electoral commission has so far found 29 returning officers that didn’t run elections properly last May. As Mark Pack writes here. The Electoral Commission has increased to 29 (from an initial 24) its tally of Returning Officers who failed to…
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Thank You!

    Ron Oatham writes: I would like to thank everyone who voted for me in Downhall and Rawreth ward, I was re-elected  with a majority of 453 votes: Ron Oatham (Lib Dem) 1242 Keith Podd (Conservative) 789 Jason Hodson (UKIP)  574  I will continue to do my best to represent the residents of our area.

And So To Bed….

  Chris Black writes: 5:10 am, just got from the counting of the votes for the parliamentary election. The result isn’t on the council website yet, but here are the figures I wrote  down .. As it happens the candidates finished in alphabetical order: FRANCOIS (CONSERVATIVE) 29088 HAYTER (UKIP) 11858 HOUGH (LABOUR)  6705 KENDALL (INDEPENDENT) 2418 PITT (LIBERAL DEMOCRAT) 1622…
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A Grand Coalition?

Colchester Lib Dem Nick Barlow writes on his blog here about how, if the SNP are excluded from power, we may end up with a Grand Coalition of Conservatives and Labour: …The interesting thing about Britain is that the structure of competition has blown wide open since 2010, with the old two-party structure seemingly gone. We’re in a position where…
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