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Local elections 2012
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Labour 14 26.42%
Conservative 8 15.09%
Liberal Democrat 6 11.32%
Nationalist 1 1.89%
UKIP 10 18.87%
Other 5 9.43%
None of the above! 9 16.98%
Voters: 53. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:01   #1
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Local elections 2012

A thread with a poll to discuss the local elections throughout Wales and Scotland and also in parts of England.
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Re: Local elections 2012

No idea..I think I'll use the pin method.
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I'm using the write on the slip "drop fuel duty you expenses thiefs"
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Re: Local elections 2012

Problem is that we shouldn't be voting on national issues at local elections. It's whether your local council is performing or not that you should consider. But it seems national politics have far too great an influence.

Only one of the three candidates for my ward even bothered to stick a leaflet through my door. I have no idea what the Labour or Liberal candidates would wish to achieve for my area, so unsurprisingly they don't deserve my consideration. So the Conservative candidate wins by default.

Now if the election was for County Councils, I dare say I'd have had to spoil my vote. No way would I be voting for the Conservative encumbents there when they raised Council Tax by 3% when they could have had a government subsidy to 2.5% (So I'm paying twice, once for the increase to Surrey, and then to subsidise via central government those councils that didn't do the increase), plus their failure to get library cuts under control (they've probably spent more on legal battles than they would have saved).
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Re: Local elections 2012

We've only had blurb through the letterbox from the invisible incumbents (Liberal),from the second runners (Labour) and a pair of smiling Independants. One of the Labour candidates stopped me in the street, and I couldn't understand a word he said! An Indian family down the road could, and are the only home in the local area with any form of political tagging.
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Re: Local elections 2012

UKIP gets my vote
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Re: Local elections 2012

We have fully-fledged PR voting (single transferable vote) for local councils in Scotland, thanks to a Faustian pact made long ago between Labour and the Lib Dems to ensure a Labour/LibDem coalition in Edinburgh. The result has been that almost all Scottish councils are permanently in a state of NOC, even those that previously were relatively safe Labour areas. Mind you, even the Socialist Republic of Glasgow looks like it might fall out of Labour's hands tonight.

There were 8 candidates for me to choose from and the two Tories got 1 and 2; number 1 went to the only councillor who bothered to phone me back when I called a few of them to complain about lack of road salt after Mrs T had a nasty crash and number 2 went to the only candidate who bothered to knock at my door in the last couple of weeks.

UKIP got 3rd preference, but that's pretty much a wasted vote around here. SNP were 7 and 8 because their smugness is becoming unbearable.
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Re: Local elections 2012

I won't be wasting my time voting but....if I did then I might go for UKIP.
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Re: Local elections 2012

l will be voting for Labour as since the Conservatives have took charge of the council they have made several decisions which l don't think have been in the wider interests of the city.
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Re: Local elections 2012

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Problem is that we shouldn't be voting on national issues at local elections. It's whether your local council is performing or not that you should consider. But it seems national politics have far too great an influence.

Only one of the three candidates for my ward even bothered to stick a leaflet through my door. I have no idea what the Labour or Liberal candidates would wish to achieve for my area, so unsurprisingly they don't deserve my consideration. So the Conservative candidate wins by default.

Now if the election was for County Councils, I dare say I'd have had to spoil my vote. No way would I be voting for the Conservative encumbents there when they raised Council Tax by 3% when they could have had a government subsidy to 2.5% (So I'm paying twice, once for the increase to Surrey, and then to subsidise via central government those councils that didn't do the increase), plus their failure to get library cuts under control (they've probably spent more on legal battles than they would have saved).
Would agree wholeheartedly done this for all my voting years but I am sick to death with corruption in our politics.

It dont matter anymore who in power they just corrupt.

I made protest vote to day first time ever.

Greens got my vote nothing to do with there ability to elected in my ward council its they least bunch of scroungers.

UKIP just conservitive with different flag.

Lib Dem power hungry looneys who would sell there mother for bit power.

Conservatives ultra corruption through its ranks

labour not much cleaner than conservatives

To me politics is dead needs cleaning up

We critise theys countries for politics but are we any better when those in power suck up to multi rich businessmen.

Sorry this first time I think the nation should throw its weight to give politics its biggest shake up ever.

People the ones who in power they can throw these scum into the gutter they belong.

Its sad that good local councillors might be the fallguy for a protests but unless they show some guts denounce theyre national MP's they should get the same treatment.

Time is for people stand up against corruption.
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Re: Local elections 2012

Why no Green (for whom I voted)? - Just because they are the most likely to oust the Tory. I actually signed the Lib Dem persons nomination paper.
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Re: Local elections 2012

The only party which seems to be different from the rest, seems to be UKIP, although they do come across as a bit..amateur in comparison to the rest, but....I guess one shouldn't judge a book by it's cover and all that

The top three seem to be equally incompetent and unable to get the country back in order, let alone running it efficiently.

Labour, Conservative, LibDems, it's like they're all the same party, just slightly different policies, but with the same agenda, an agenda which doesn't seem to put the country as a whole, or the people, first.
I don't think I've voted before, as I saw no real point, but this time might be an exception and I think I'd back UKIP.
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Re: Local elections 2012

as it stands if cable forum is the national thinking

Lib dem and consevative would lose lots councils UKIP and Labour would have most councillors.

Labour 5 23.81%
Conservative 3 14.29%
Liberal Democrat 3 14.29%
Nationalist 0 0%
UKIP 6 28.57%
Other 2 9.52%
None of the above! 2 9.52%
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Who do we think's winning so far out there?

No doubt Labour.
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Re: Local elections 2012

I'll vote Tory, my wife LibDem. Tories currently in control and Tory MP. They've frozen council tax, put up new street lighting (less light pollution) and removed Sunday parking charges that the LibDems brought in. Both parties are active and both have called round. No sign of the poor Labour folk but they don't really have much chance.
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