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05/07/2010 09:32:31 AM · #1
I once voted for Al "Grampa Munster" Lewis for Governor of The State of New York. Best vote I ever cast..., I think?

I suppose if I was voting in England, I'd be a Lib-Dem. Center always sounds reasonable.
05/07/2010 08:43:27 AM · #2
Well, not quite the horrific Conservative majority many were predicting. Thank the gods. The terrible Lib Dem result was a surprise though. I quite like the hung parliament and it'll be interesting to see how it pans out. But really, i'm just really pleased that the Conservatives turned out to be a bit rubbish.
05/07/2010 02:22:50 AM · #3
It's a good thing Brown doesn't take part in challenges here. If last night was any indicator he would clearly DNMC!
05/06/2010 10:23:10 PM · #4
Wait they have elections over there? I thought the American president decided who the lap dog would be? :P
05/06/2010 09:40:00 PM · #5
Come on Conservatives ! Get the majority.
05/06/2010 07:21:54 PM · #6
Only me and 2 others in my polling station at 11:30am. I was hoping for more of a turnout but looks like its not that high.
Will stay up for a while and see what is going on. Seems to be a few places were voters could not cast their vote - one place ran out of ballot papers! Sounds like a right cock-up!

Message edited by author 2010-05-06 19:25:19.
05/06/2010 07:14:35 PM · #7
Originally posted by Simms:


Police have been called to polling stations in Sheffield to move people on who've queued for hours to vote and not been able to. Former Hillsborough MP Helen Jackson says the situation is disgraceful and potentially leaves it open to legal challenge if results are close.

I bet my flatmate and girlfriend who study law will be digging the controversy about that one.
05/06/2010 07:04:23 PM · #8
Monster Raving Loony party
05/06/2010 06:59:58 PM · #9
Originally posted by SaraR:

Labour (red corner) - left of centre - has been in government for 3 terms (since 1997)-strongest in urban areas and the North.

Conservative (aka Tory)(blue corner) - Right of centre. Strong in rural areas and the South-East and London.

Lib-Dem (yellow corner) - Straddles the centre, but many members/voters left leaning. Major difference with Labour is on defence - would abolish the UKs nuclear warhead Trident programme.

BNP - ultra far-right, ultra anti-immigration, repatriation of non-whites. Viewed by the majority as fairly repugnant, but has had increasing support in recent years.

UKIP - anti Europe. Again, marginal party.

Monstor Raving loony Party - adds a humorous flavour to the elections.

Awesome, thanks Sara! Now I've decided who to endorse...

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05/06/2010 06:53:22 PM · #10
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Originally posted by hihosilver:

What you need to know...

From one lazy American to another...;-)

Cool, thanks! Uh... can you read it to me?


Typical male...LOL!
05/06/2010 06:47:34 PM · #11
Originally posted by hihosilver:

What you need to know...

From one lazy American to another...;-)

Cool, thanks! Uh... can you read it to me?
05/06/2010 06:46:59 PM · #12
Labour (red corner) - left of centre - has been in government for 3 terms (since 1997)-strongest in urban areas and the North.

Conservative (aka Tory)(blue corner) - Right of centre. Strong in rural areas and the South-East and London.

Lib-Dem (yellow corner) - Straddles the centre, but many members/voters left leaning. Major difference with Labour is on defence - would abolish the UKs nuclear warhead Trident programme.

BNP - ultra far-right, ultra anti-immigration, repatriation of non-whites. Viewed by the majority as fairly repugnant, but has had increasing support in recent years.

UKIP - anti Europe. Again, marginal party.

Monstor Raving loony Party - adds a humorous flavour to the elections.

05/06/2010 06:44:45 PM · #13
What you need to know...

From one lazy American to another...;-)
05/06/2010 06:36:00 PM · #14
Any of you uh, Brits, want to give a synopsis of the parties involved? (I'm too lazy to go find it elsewhere, plus I know that nobody is more authoritative on any given subject than any random DPCer.)

eta: I guess a link would suffice, but then you'd be as lazy as me.

Message edited by author 2010-05-06 18:36:38.
05/06/2010 06:32:32 PM · #15
Originally posted by SaraR:

Sunderland west - 11.6% swing to Conservatives. At this rate it could be a Tory majority.


BBC are saying its higher than Blair had in `97. That would be a landslide. All pundits seem to be distancing themselves from the exit poll.
05/06/2010 06:29:05 PM · #16
Sunderland west - 11.6% swing to Conservatives. At this rate it could be a Tory majority.
05/06/2010 06:14:47 PM · #17
Originally posted by SaraR:

BBC - my bold!

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Paddy Ashdown, former leader of the Lib Dems, says exit polls are almost always "inaccurate". He says "this doesn't take into account the postal votes" and they account for" 25% of the vote in my old constituency". Another former Lib Dem leader Neil Kinnock also says the figure for the Lib Dems is "almost certainly wrong".


Glad you mentioned this - I saw it but didnt want to look silly by asking if he was once the Liberals leader at some point - I always thought he was as red as his hair.
05/06/2010 06:05:55 PM · #18
BBC - my bold!

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Paddy Ashdown, former leader of the Lib Dems, says exit polls are almost always "inaccurate". He says "this doesn't take into account the postal votes" and they account for" 25% of the vote in my old constituency". Another former Lib Dem leader Neil Kinnock also says the figure for the Lib Dems is "almost certainly wrong".
05/06/2010 05:58:13 PM · #19
First result in - no surprises although larger swing to the Tories than expected.
05/06/2010 05:54:36 PM · #20
Originally posted by Simms:

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has telephoned David Cameron to congratulate him after the exit poll results were announced. On his Twitter feed, Mr Schwarzenegger wrote: "Just called @davidcameron to congratulate him on the victory. Even though results aren't in we know the Conservatives had a great day."

Arnie?


Exit polls are a bit more accurate in the US than the UK. He might be somewhat premature!
05/06/2010 05:49:20 PM · #21
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has telephoned David Cameron to congratulate him after the exit poll results were announced. On his Twitter feed, Mr Schwarzenegger wrote: "Just called @davidcameron to congratulate him on the victory. Even though results aren't in we know the Conservatives had a great day."

Arnie?

Message edited by author 2010-05-06 17:49:32.
05/06/2010 05:42:13 PM · #22
:¬P
05/06/2010 05:41:31 PM · #23
Originally posted by SaraR:

from the BBC minute-by-minute report
'Police have been called to polling stations in Sheffield to move people on who've queued for hours to vote and not been able to. Former Hillsborough MP Helen Jackson says the situation is disgraceful and potentially leaves it open to legal challenge if results are close. ' Extraordinary.

Simms got there first!


too slow.. :P
05/06/2010 05:40:55 PM · #24
from the BBC minute-by-minute report
'Police have been called to polling stations in Sheffield to move people on who've queued for hours to vote and not been able to. Former Hillsborough MP Helen Jackson says the situation is disgraceful and potentially leaves it open to legal challenge if results are close. ' Extraordinary.

Simms got there first!

Message edited by author 2010-05-06 17:41:16.
05/06/2010 05:40:04 PM · #25
Originally posted by SaraR:

I've just seen the BBC report of the late queues outside the polling stations in Leeds and the reports that hundreds of people had been unable to cast their votes by the 10pm deadline - never seen anything like it in the UK!


Like I said earlier, our polling station was really busy.. never seen it like that..

Report from BBC

Police have been called to polling stations in Sheffield to move people on who've queued for hours to vote and not been able to. Former Hillsborough MP Helen Jackson says the situation is disgraceful and potentially leaves it open to legal challenge if results are close.
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