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Norwich North By-Election

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Norwich North By-Election

Good victory for the Conservatives in Norwich North.  Better than they thought they would do.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8166398.stm
Chloe Smith the winning candidate becomes the youngest MP in Parliament.
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Re: Norwich North By-Election

Wonder what the majority at the last election was
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Dr. Ian Gibson had a majority of 5459 for Labour at the last election.
I wonder what would have happened if he had stood as an independent.  He seems to have had a lot of local support and it was thought he had been harshly dealt with by the party.  Imagine Brown's reaction had he won Wink
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Re: Norwich North By-Election

Thought that Artmo was going to stick to Swine Flu as it was more interesting

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Had an interesting discussion over coffee this morning.  We talked about the hype surrounding swine flu.  A number of people thought the government would welcome the hype.  Whilst we are talking about swine flu we are not talking about the economy, Afghanistan, the MP's expenses fiasco, immigration etc.  An interesting point.
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Re: Norwich North By-Election

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Re: Norwich North By-Election

Looks like we have differing figures Jim  My figure came from BBC and is also used by the Telegraph.
The Conservatives's candidate Chloe Smith overturned the 5,459 majority won in 2005 by Ian Gibson, the Labour MP who quit the Commons after being controversially banned from standing again for Labour over his use of taxpayer-funded expenses.
Still we're not going to fall out over 404 votes unless you demand a recount  Wink Wink
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Re: Norwich North By-Election

this election result
Tory  Chloe Smith  13,591
Labour  Chris Ostrowski  6,243 votes.
Lib Dems  4,803
UKIP  4,068.
Greens  3,350 votes.
Euge
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Re: Norwich North By-Election

I don't think I would use the word 'good' when it comes to a conservative victory  Lips are sealed
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Re: Norwich North By-Election

A 16% swing to the Conservatives who took 40% of the overall vote. Bring on a General Election. Smiley
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There is nothing to be glad or sad about this result. It's just a game of ping pong. The next Tory government will without doubt be just as corrupt and useless as it was 10 years ago, as is the current Labour one. There's nowt to pick and choose between 'em.  Sad
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Re: Norwich North By-Election

previous 15761
this time 13591
looks like a drop of  2170 votes to me
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Re: Norwich North By-Election

You obviously forgot that the turnout was also well down.  Whichever way you look at it a 16% swing and 40% of the overall vote.  That's the way our system works.
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Re: Norwich North By-Election

full result
Chloe Smith (Con) 13,591 (39.5%)
Chris Ostrowski (Lab) 6,243 (18.16%)
April Pond (LD) 4,803 (13.97%)
Glenn Tingle (UKIP) 4,068 (11.83%)
Rupert Read (Green) 3,350 (9.74%)
Craig Murray (Ind) 953 (2.77%)
Robert West (BNP) 941 (2.74%)
Bill Holden (Ind) 166 (0.4Cool
Howling Laud (Loony) 144 (0.42%)
Anne Fryatt (NOTA) 59 (0.17%)
Thomas Burridge (Libertarian) 36 (0.1%)
Peter Baggs (Ind) 23 (0.07%)
Con majority 7,348 (21.37%) 16.49% swing Lab to Con
Turnout 34,377 (45.76%, down 15.33% on gen election)
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Re: Norwich North By-Election

Thank you PP for proving my figures.  You got there eventually Wink
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Quote from: artmo
That's the way our system works.

Not really, the way it works is that whoever gets the biggest vote in a constituency gets that seat.
And overall the leader of whichever "grouping" gets the most seats is usually invited by the Queen to form a government.
Everything else - swings, turnout, etc. is just statistics that can be interpreted in so many ways (as of course the individual parties do) as to make them pretty useless.  Wink