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Anybody following Uk election results

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CupCakes

CupCakes Report 3 May 2013 07:33

Results have been coming in over night for some local council elections - anybody a political junkie - sorry but my TV will be on all day as the results come in

Seems UKIP's results have far outweighed all expectations - hardly surprising
:-D :-D :-D

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 3 May 2013 07:59


Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. ;-)

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 3 May 2013 08:16

I am interested , that's why I always go to vote, but I can't change anything by waiting on the results and I'm only really interested this time in our local area.

Expected declaration time for us is 2pm.... I've got plenty to do before that, so can't just sit around waiting.

Gwyn

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 May 2013 08:25

They don't start counting Kents' until 9am.

I expect the over all control will stay with the Tories. It will be interesting to see who they lose seats to. It's normally to Labour, or the Lib/Dem as a protest vote. However as the latter are in the Government, those votes may go else where.
The turn-out is usually less than for General Elections.

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 3 May 2013 08:35

Normally local elections are not mirrored in a general election, however if the results announced so far are reflected in the results yet to be declared, these elections could mark significant changes to UK politics.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 3 May 2013 08:56

I vote for the person not the Party in local elections.

I read through any literature we receive, then decide who is the best person to reflect and act on issues of my concern.

Daughter won't vote for those who only present negative literature. She wants to see positive outlooks, not slanging of what 'the others' haven't done.

Gwyn

Mayfield

Mayfield Report 3 May 2013 09:12

If only people would concider all parties at each election and not vote blindly for the same party they chose 30, 40 years ago politicions would have to take more notice of their wishes.

I would love to see the main parties given a major shock and loose out big time to UKIP at a general election they would never be complacent again!

Love the lib comment that it's their position in government that has hit them, well we all know the position they adopted to get their foot through the door of no 10!

They have shot their bolt for several elections to come, I would have respected and supported them if they had stood by their principles but they sold their souls for a taste of power.

Mayfield,
yes another UKIP convert

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 3 May 2013 09:56

Interesting result in Gloucestershire. A Tory stronghold, now no overall control. Tories are party that have been hammered, Libs have held their own, Labour up a bit. And UKIP have gained 3 or 4 seats for the first time ever.

And UKIP came second behind Labour in area of north east where David Miliband was MP before joining the New York Yankees. So great success in working class north east and rolling shire of Gloucester.

If this replicates in 2015, we will have Labour in first place with no overall majority and needing to form a coalition. If UKIP was in second, people would demand Ed Miliband (if still leader) tried to form a Coalition with them. And a National Party and a Socialist Party coalition will need a clear agenda and a very tough and firm leader to get us out of these economic problems.:-(

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 3 May 2013 10:17

I am somewhat amused at the comments coming from the three main political parties, especially the conservatives and the liberal democrats, the word complacent does not even begin to describe their views.

Their views are, that it is normally the case, at elections in the mid-term of a government, for voters to give the government a good hiding.

I think that it would be a complete folly, on the part of the three main political parties, to write off the UKIP vote as nothing more than a protest.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 3 May 2013 10:33

well it's interesting to watch what's unfolding - we don't have elections here at the mo but when we do I'll be hard pressed to know what to do - I've never voted Plaid Cymru but they are looking more inviting

have a feeling that the UKIP votes, excellent as they are, are nothing more than a protest vote against David Cameron

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 May 2013 11:32

Kent County Council
Folkestone North East McKENNA, Frank with 28.9% of the vote - UKIP
Hmm :-0

In our district, the Tory has won with 53.3% of the vote. Not unexpected as he lives around the corner and has always been active in the community since he started on the Parish Council

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 3 May 2013 11:36

I'm not sure how people are squaring voting UKIP when a number of the UKIP candidates have had to be kicked out already for their extreme views...something Farage seems not to have looked into at all before letting them run for his party.

Maybe people don't care about that, and it is just a protest vote.

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 May 2013 11:38

Oh dear - another one

Tunbridge Wells East. Elected:HOARE, Christopher Pierce David with 30.6% of the vote, UKIP

Added 1138 - I like this one.....a genuine protest vote, or apathy?

Swanscombe and Greenhithe Elected: HARMAN, Peter Martin with 26.8% -Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents

There are at least 2 people elected who are from the Labour & Co-operative party :-S

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 3 May 2013 11:38

Well the Fawkes family are back in British politics, this time through the ballot box rather than gunpowder.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/local-elections-ukip--guy-fawkes-relative-elected-councillor-philip-fawkes-south-waterside-hampshire-county-council-091238947.html#kKBRH04

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 May 2013 11:46

So (Philip) Fawkes (UKIP) family is still trying to kick the 'foreigners' out? :-)

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 3 May 2013 11:47

Another UKIP one

Folkestone North East. Elected:McKENNA, Frank with 28.9% of the vote. UKIP

Hopefully they won't do as well in the General Election. They don't have a particularly large percentage of the turnout

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 3 May 2013 11:48

Rollo, May be they thought they were voting for her ancestor ;-)

I'm sure they will be disappointed if parliament is not transformed in to a pile of bricks by 2015 :-D

Roy

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 3 May 2013 12:02

Labour's seat in South Shields, in since 1935, was held by Emma Lewell-Buck,but figures slightly down from previous election.

UKip 2nd place.... I think a wake up call for the other parties ....but of course no-one knows how they would 'perform' in government?!!

...and Lib-Dems in seventh place out of nine!

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 3 May 2013 12:04

Philip Fawkes is a guy (pun intended), fifties and running to fat.

Hampshire Waterside is not leafy south eastern commuter land but a long stretch of industry along Southampton Water dominated by Fawley oil refinery. If Labour cannot get southern votes there they are truly in a fix.

Not far away UKIP have also take seats in Eastleigh, once a tough industrial town dominated by railways and Pirelli cables. It is still no bed of roses and again part of the south where Labour must win if they want to form a majority government. Not the slightest sign of it.

Usually protest parties have a single issue ( save our hospital, Greens ... ) which either goes away over time or is not sustainable in a General Election. It is difficult to see how the coalition or Labour can duck out of Europe, immigration as "side issues" much as they may prefer not to talk about such matters.

Assuming that UKIP yet to be declared results give them 100-200 local seats then Dave will be very hard put to hold his coalition together. Danny Alexander will also find his job as Osbourne's henchman impossible.

"Ah, democracy it would be fine without the bloody elections" ( W.S.C., 1945 )


AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 3 May 2013 12:43

anyone take note the the BNP candidate in South Shields? Lady something or other - Lady my **** :-D