A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Council by-election

Just the one by-election last night:

Stepping Hill Ward, Stockport MBC. LD hold. LD 1773 (47.3%, -6.2), Con 1336 (35.6%, -1), UKIP 257 (6.9%, +6.9), Lab 225 (6%, unchanged), Green 158 (4.2%, +0.3). Swing of 2.6% from LD to Con since 2008.

6 Comments:

Anonymous neil harding said...

I love this 'swing to conservative' stuff. Only under such an absurd system -first-past-the-post, would a party who actually DROPPED percentage share be described in such a way. When are we going to get rid of this rotten system?

8:46 pm, June 12, 2009

 
Blogger Silent Hunter said...

Neil Harding:

Maybe when Labour get round to reading their 1997 Election Manifesto LOL

I can just picture the scene in Downing Street - "Oh blimey! Look guys, I've just cast a glance over our previous manifesto and you'll never believe this, but, we were supposed to have brought in a fairer voting system under PR by now"

"OMG! How did we miss that?"

"Dunno, Spect its 'cos we is such a bunch of lying Bar Stewards"

all fall about laughing, until they realise what's going to happen to them at the GE - then all fall about crying.

9:30 pm, June 12, 2009

 
Anonymous Charlie Boy said...

They are imbeciles in Stockport

10:54 pm, June 12, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They are imbeciles in Stockport!

"Swing of 2.6% from LD to Con since 2008."

Quite !

GW

1:23 pm, June 13, 2009

 
Anonymous Podolanski said...

On a more important note this council seat is in the Cheadle Constituency which once upon a time was one of the Conservative Party's strong holds in the North West.

Judging by the current activity or should that be lack of by Cheadle Tories they will probably not regain their seat this time.

3:14 pm, June 13, 2009

 
Blogger Mark Still News said...

During 1979-1997 had we had PR the Tories would never have had such a majority!

During the reign of the Tories many Labour MP's were campaigning for PR!

Why has Labour failed the electorate in bringing in PR?

12:44 am, June 14, 2009

 

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