"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 14 January 2011

O & S By-Election Figures

No surprises except possibly the -13.6% collapse in the Conservative vote, which is widely being blamed on  Cons supporters tactically voting LibDem.  The LibDems actually increased their share of the vote, just, but few msm outlets mention this, preferring instead to paint the result as a disaster for them.  Another Party whose support dwindled, possibly affected by leadership ructions and court cases, is the BNP.   It's worth pointing out that UKIP has steadily increased its share of the vote in all elections since 1997, this time coming a courageous fourth.

By-election Jan 13 2011 - Turnout: 48%

No. of Votes     % of Votes     % Change

LABOUR: 14,718 (42.1%)  + 10/2%
LIBDEMS: 11,160 (31.9%) + 0.3%
CONSERVATIVESs: 4,481 (12.8%)  -13.6%
UKIP: 2,029 (5.8%)  + 1.9%
BNP: 1,560 (4.5%)  - 1.2%
Green Party: 530 (1.5%)
Monster Raving Loony Party: 145 (0.4%)
English Democrats: 144 (0.4%)
Pirate Party: 96 (0.2%)
Bus Pass Elvis Party: 67 (0.1%)

General Election May 6 2010 - Turnout: 61.2%

No. of Votes     % of Votes

LABOUR: 14,186 (31.9%)
LIBDEMS: 14,083 (31.6%)
CONSERVATIVES: 11,773 (26.4%)
BNP: 2,546 (5.7%)
UKIP: 1,720 (3.9%)

What the papers say:

Telegraph Bad day for the LibDems
Guardian Bad day for the LibDems2
Daily Mail Bad day for the LibDems3
Independent Good day for Labour

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