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Anyone voting tomorrow?

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Re: Anyone voting tomorrow?

Went vote just before 1pm. They'd had just under 40 people in total through what is normally a busy poll station.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20331720
Surely that headline is wrong!
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Re: Anyone voting tomorrow?

maybe it was the 40 people you mentioned Undecided Undecided
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It would be interesting to know how many of those forty were off duty police.
Though a policeman I spoke to went along with the general consensus that the elections were a crock.
Even so I would have thought serving police would have a vested interest in what direction their jobs were heading.
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Unlikely that 40 police would live in one voting district - unless jelv lives in a high crime zone Undecided
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[quote=http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/nov/15/police-commissioner-elections-sluggish-turnout]A presiding officer at a Leeds polling station tweeted: "First voter came in after 2 hours 30 minutes.
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When union ballots for strike action are below 35% the conservatives say they are invalid.
I wonder what they will be saying tomorrow?
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Re: Anyone voting tomorrow?

Dunno, but I think I know what the opposition will be saying.  Grin
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Well, we didn't!
We both see no point in voting for has become a political appointment!  Undecided
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It's a straight easy choice for me. Sit on my hands, don't vote, but spend the next few years complaining about a result that I couldn't be bothered to participate in.
Or cast my vote in the hope that it's enough to keep the likes of Michael Mates out.
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From the BBC:
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1003: Hywel Griffith BBC Wales tweets: Reports from Newport that one polling station had zero votes yesterday - ballot box returned empty
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................power to the people Wink
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In the Manchester Central by-election, Lucy Powell held the seat for Labour with 11,507 votes on a turnout of 18.16 percent, the lowest in a parliamentary byelection since the second world war. Conservative candidate Matthew Sephton lost his deposit after securing just 754 votes.
With 89,519 registered voters, however, that gives Powell a seat in Parliament on a "mandate" from 12.9 percent of the electorate. That actually beats the dismal performance of Seema Malhotra in last year's Feltha,m and Heston by-election, where she gained a "mandate" of 15.7 percent of the electorate.
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Re: Anyone voting tomorrow?

With very few people voting, those that did will probably feel that their vote actually did count!
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Re: Anyone voting tomorrow?

Coventry:
Official turnout figure for PCC election in Coventry has been revised to 10.54%
Now that's impressive!

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