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post Jun 15 2018, 05:27 AM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Jun 14 2018, 06:34 AM) *
I'd be surprised if the LD's come 2nd, if only because I can't see where there vote would come from. unsure.gif


Largely from Labour, as it turned out, though they still won very easily.

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post Jun 15 2018, 12:48 PM
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It has to count as a decent result for the Lib Dems, gaining over twice as many votes on a reduced turnout with a very short campaign. It could be a sign that we may have some interesting by-elections in the course of this parliament.
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post Jun 15 2018, 01:34 PM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Jun 15 2018, 01:48 PM) *
It has to count as a decent result for the Lib Dems, gaining over twice as many votes on a reduced turnout with a very short campaign. It could be a sign that we may have some interesting by-elections in the course of this parliament.


Did they make similar gains there in the recent local elections?
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post Jun 15 2018, 01:45 PM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Jun 15 2018, 02:34 PM) *
Did they make similar gains there in the recent local elections?

Labour won 60% of the vote across Lewisham and every single seat. The Lib Dem vote was up, but only slightly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisham_Lond..._election,_2018
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post Jun 15 2018, 02:22 PM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Jun 15 2018, 02:45 PM) *
Labour won 60% of the vote across Lewisham and every single seat. The Lib Dem vote was up, but only slightly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisham_Lond..._election,_2018


So that suggests it was more of a LD protest vote - perhaps anti-Brexit?
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Jun 15 2018, 03:22 PM) *
So that suggests it was more of a LD protest vote - perhaps anti-Brexit?

The Lib Dem campaign concentrated very heavily on Labour's feeble opposition to May's EU plans. Lewisham was a strong Remain area.
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There will be a by-election in Newpost West following the death of sitting Labour MP Paul Flynn at the age of 84. It was a comfortable Labour win in the last general election, with Flynn winning over 50% of the vote, although the Conservatives won 39%, so don't rule them completely out. Will probably be a good Labour win.
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post Feb 18 2019, 02:51 PM
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QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ Feb 18 2019, 07:46 AM) *
There will be a by-election in Newpost West following the death of sitting Labour MP Paul Flynn at the age of 84. It was a comfortable Labour win in the last general election, with Flynn winning over 50% of the vote, although the Conservatives won 39%, so don't rule them completely out. Will probably be a good Labour win.


I'd heard he died - I wasn't aware that he was still a sitting MP, though.
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The Newport W by-election has been called for 4 April.
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Yay, a by-election! All eyes will be on whether a) the Tiggers will field a candidate, and b) If the SDP will field a candidate. Well, that's where my eyes will be, anyway.
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Another possible by-election...

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/m...inst-conviction
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The nominees for the Newport West by-election are:

Plaid Cymru - Jonathan Clark
Renew - June Davies
Conservative - Matthew Evans
UKIP - Neil Hamilton
Labour - Ruth Jones
Liberal Democrat - Ryan Jones
SDP - Ian McLean
For Britain - Hugh Nicklin
Abolish the Welsh Assembly - Richard Suchorzewski
Democrats and Veterans - Philip Taylor
Green - Amelia Womack

Quite a large list of candidates for a by-election, a good range of parties for the electorate to choose from (even though it'll end up being Labour they go for). TIG didn't stand a candidate, although a different pro-EU centrist party, Renew, is. Two Ukip splinter groups are standing, Democrats and Veterans & the explicitly far-right For Britain, in addition to your bog-standard Ukip, and look! There's the SDP!
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Oh dear, Neil Hamilton. What's Martin Bell doing these days?
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It tells you how off-the-deep-end Ukip has gone when he's the most sensible person left in that party.
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Tory MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, Chris Davies, has pleaded guilty to charges of. expenses fraud. Strangely, particularly as it relates directly to his job as an MP, the news doesn’t seem to have received the same coverage as the Labour MP for Peterborough. In the latter case, she had the Labour whip removed and the party joined calls for her resignation. The Tory response in Davies’ case so far - nothing, he retains the Tory whip.
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Mar 22 2019, 08:15 PM) *
Tory MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, Chris Davies, has pleaded guilty to charges of. expenses fraud. Strangely, particularly as it relates directly to his job as an MP, the news doesn’t seem to have received the same coverage as the Labour MP for Peterborough. In the latter case, she had the Labour whip removed and the party joined calls for her resignation. The Tory response in Davies’ case so far - nothing, he retains the Tory whip.


No doubt he *will* have the whip removed at some point.

I think the difference in this to the Fiona Onasanya case, is that she continues to strenuously deny doing anything wrong despite being found guilty, while he has admitted his crime.
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Mar 23 2019, 06:04 AM) *
No doubt he *will* have the whip removed at some point.

I think the difference in this to the Fiona Onasanya case, is that she continues to strenuously deny doing anything wrong despite being found guilty, while he has admitted his crime.


or, more likely, they need his vote.
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QUOTE(Popchartfreak @ Mar 23 2019, 10:14 AM) *
or, more likely, they need his vote.


Removing the whip doesn't stop MP's voting in the HoC - but you knew that, of course...
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QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ Mar 8 2019, 08:14 PM) *
The nominees for the Newport West by-election are:

Plaid Cymru - Jonathan Clark
Renew - June Davies
Conservative - Matthew Evans
UKIP - Neil Hamilton
Labour - Ruth Jones
Liberal Democrat - Ryan Jones
SDP - Ian McLean
For Britain - Hugh Nicklin
Abolish the Welsh Assembly - Richard Suchorzewski
Democrats and Veterans - Philip Taylor
Green - Amelia Womack

Quite a large list of candidates for a by-election, a good range of parties for the electorate to choose from (even though it'll end up being Labour they go for). TIG didn't stand a candidate, although a different pro-EU centrist party, Renew, is. Two Ukip splinter groups are standing, Democrats and Veterans & the explicitly far-right For Britain, in addition to your bog-standard Ukip, and look! There's the SDP!


What ideology do the Abolish the Welsh Assembly Oarty have other than to for some reason get rid of local representation?

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QUOTE(Steve201 @ Apr 3 2019, 11:02 PM) *
What ideology do the Abolish the Welsh Assembly Oarty have other than to for some reason get rid of local representation?


The South West Argus have done a sterling job interviewing all the local candidates for the by-election (that's one local newspaper website I never thought I would visit so consistently on a weekly basis), including the representative from the AWA Party. It seems to be a single issue party, although the candidate was previously a leadership candidate for Ukip over 10 years ago (losing out to a Mr Nigel Farage).
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