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Discussion in 'Gravel Trap' started by Jen, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. gethinceri

    gethinceri Daniil Kvyat Fan. Alfa Romeo Fan. Contributor

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    No, of course they don't want one. May will resign, Conservatives will elect a replacement, the replacemant will lead until spring 2022.
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  3. Izumi

    Izumi Rookie

    I've understood that.
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  4. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    It would seem the backlash in each region fell on the ruling party. Labour did less well in the North and the Tories less well in the south.

    Didn't vote in line with my earlier post in the EU thread where I talked about my political disengagement. Besides which, for the second time in a row our ward had only a Tory or Labour candidate. I don't know how to find out in advance of the list closing, who will be standing but I swear to God if it was just the two parties again I will stand as an independent just to make things interesting for them. The Tory only took the seat by 80 votes so it would certainly force them to up their game.
  5. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    of course they wouldn't because they would take an absoulte hammering in the polls but it wouldve say it might help because conservatives are in self destruction mode. might be good to have a fresh voice
  6. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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  7. Angel

    Angel Pole Sitter Supporter

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    If the Tories and Labour got a kicking in the local elections can you imagine what is going to happen in the EU elections in a couple of weeks? I mean yes the Tories were hit hardest but Labour should have been picking up the seats they lost and in a majority of cases they didn't. That doesn't bode well for them either.

    The Lib Dems think they're suddenly worth voting for again, bless them, they don't seem to realise that a lot of the votes they picked up were more than likely just protest votes against the other two main parties.
  8. Greenlantern101

    Greenlantern101 Super Hero And All Round Good Guy Contributor

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    Happy to see the greens picking up votes just a shame they weren't contesting more seats they may of actually got control of a council or 2 which would of been interesting with what they could push through in their own county.
  9. F1Brits_90

    F1Brits_90 Race Winner

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    because of course we are interested in how this might have effected if it was a general election. with it being such a important times in our history. so ive done some Maths & help of electoral calculus. com i worked out the percentage of councillors lost (or won) by each party & equated that to vote share in general election. for example

    Tories lost 27% & 27% of 43.5 works out to 32.8%

    Labour lost 4% & 4% of 41 works out to 39.4%

    & they also gave likely hypothetical MP changes. its a computer so its unaware of seniority of these but it was talking about iain Duncan Smith, Amber Rudd, Grant Shapps, Stephen Crabb & Boris Johnson all losing their hypothetical seats. which wouldve been a bloodbath. to be fair looking at the 4 options i just think we are screwed each way

    Theresa May Current government

    Labour with minority.

    Labour/Lib dems with only 5 seats better off

    Worse the scottish getting their grips into parliament.

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  10. cider_and_toast

    cider_and_toast Exulted Lord High Moderator of the Apex Staff Member Premium Contributor

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    The big problem with modelling anything from the local election results is that it doesn't include figures from the London area which didn't hold any council elections this time, or from Scotland and Wales which in the case of Scotland will depend on how the SNP vote holds up and for Wales how the Labour vote moves as this was always a strong Labour area.

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