The Sedgefield by-election - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

The Sedgefield by-election

£0.00 @
The Conservatives manage a 2:1 victory over ... wait for it ... the BNP! 4,000 votes v 2,000 votes. The fact that the BNP can take 2000 votes in Tony Blair's own constituency says a lot for the fe… Read More
Scribbles Avatar
9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
The Conservatives manage a 2:1 victory over ... wait for it ... the BNP!

4,000 votes v 2,000 votes. The fact that the BNP can take 2000 votes in Tony Blair's own constituency says a lot for the feeling of the country as a whole IMO. It also tells us that the tories need to change their leader if they are to stand a hope in hell of beating GB at the national ballot box. Rather than vote tory, 9% of locals would rather vote for racists. Listening to the Con candidate proclaim the result as a 'victory' was farsical. David Cameron cannot win an election. It is time for them to see sense and put a heavyweight like Ken Clarke in the driving seat. It's the only way they can win. To hell with his stance on Europe, they need a winner leading them. Not a loser :-(
Scribbles Avatar
9y, 10m agoPosted 9 years, 10 months ago
Options

All Comments

(7) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
To be fair its not 9% of locals, its 9% of those who voted (remember people who believe in extreme politics are more likely to exercise their right to vote). Still, over 2 thousand votes for the BNP is a frightning statement of current affairs. Should remind us all of the importance of voting.
#2
jah128
To be fair its not 9% of locals, its 9% of those who voted (remember people who believe in extreme politics are more likely to exercise their right to vote). Still, over 2 thousand votes for the BNP is a frightning statement of current affairs. Should remind us all of the importance of voting.


Yep, that's true but you have to ask why that 50+% decided not to vote. Was it because they didn't want to vote Lab, Con or Lib? I'd say that a good % of those who didn't vote could be swayed into that part of the political spectrum. Yes, it is frightening. But it does say a lot for how pithed off a lot of people are that they would use their vote that way. Sedgefield is not a big place. 2000 people represents a nice chunk of the voting public. Compare it to the LibDem share of the vote as little as 10yrs ago and it it not far off of that figure.
#3
I have to say that this is the most boring post I have read on this forum!
#4
Nitro111
I have to say that this is the most boring post I have read on this forum!


Thanks. Some people are interested in politics though, thankfully :roll:
#5
I'd love to see how the BNP would of faired if these attempted July attacks never occurred, I expect they served as a temporary boost for the racist thugs allowing them to manipulate the ignorant more effectively.

Hopefully it'll subside.
#6
To be fair voter apathy is often high in county Durham as it is such a labour stronghold - most the seats in the region are. The rise in far-right politics is obviously a concern but I really don't think much can be read from the results.
#7
Nitro111
I have to say that this is the most boring post I have read on this forum!



Boring to you maybe, so why bother posting, or even reading it?

The heading is clear enough.:roll:

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!