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  • Conservative

    Votes: 102 40.3%
  • Labour

    Votes: 30 11.9%
  • Lib-Dem

    Votes: 72 28.5%
  • Nationalist (Plaid, SNP etc.)

    Votes: 6 2.4%
  • Right Wing (BNP, UKIP etc.)

    Votes: 19 7.5%
  • Left Wing (Socialist, Communist etc.)

    Votes: 1 0.4%
  • Joke Candidate (Monster Raving Loony etc.)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Spoilt/Blank Paper

    Votes: 9 3.6%
  • Other

    Votes: 14 5.5%
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I had the option, as I was reading the voting slip, of the usual crew plus BNP (not surprising as Heanor is just up the road where SteveS lives, the centre of BNP stuff round here. Not that SteveS is BNP, though. Probably) and rather pleasingly, RU Serious snuggled in right at the bottom for the "Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party".

I put an X in my 2 boxes and left, farting gently in the booth for the pleasure of the next voter.
 

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Finless: You couldn't invent him...
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I had the option, as I was reading the voting slip, of the usual crew plus BNP (not surprising as Heanor is just up the road where SteveS lives, the centre of BNP stuff round here. Not that SteveS is BNP, though. Probably) and rather pleasingly, RU Serious snuggled in right at the bottom for the "Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party".

I put an X in my 2 boxes and left, farting gently in the booth for the pleasure of the next voter.
Gently? Are you are making this up.
 

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it seems divers are centre-right.... :s
DIR - Doing It Right (wing) with an almost Nazi ruthless efficiency towards kit config and obeying team orders? Of course, that's where the Nazi analogy stops. Mind you, if one more person takes the micky again then who knows? :)
 

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No Greens in your poll, do you categorise them as loony left?
Soggy, I would be careful in the polling booth, it appears you can't read - right at the bottom there is a box with "Other" that you can tick :)

But yes, they are loony left as well.

Digs.
 

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Soggy, I would be careful in the polling booth, it appears you can't read - right at the bottom there is a box with "Other" that you can tick :)
well the BNP and UKIP are given a respective category. The Greens have the MEPs the same so really shouldn't be classed as other.
 

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I know it's for fun but...

Exit poll - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wiki said:
Criticism and controversy

Widespread criticism of exit polling has occurred in cases, especially in the United States of America, where exit-poll results have appeared and/or have provided a basis for projecting winners before all real polls have closed, thereby possibly influencing election results.[citation needed] In the 1980 U.S. presidential election, NBC predicted a victory for Ronald Reagan at 8:15 pm EST, based on exit polls of 20,000 voters. It was 5:15 pm on the West Coast, and the polls were still open. There was speculation that voters stayed away after hearing the results.[4] Thereafter, television networks voluntarily adopted a course of not projecting the presidential victor until after polls closed in the West, Hawaii and Alaska excluded.[citation needed] Additionally, the television networks have voluntarily adopted the policy of not projecting any victor within a state until all polls have closed for that state.[citation needed] In the 2000 U.S. Presidential election it was alleged that media organizations released exit poll results for Florida before the polls closed in the Florida panhandle.[citation needed]
Some countries, such as the United Kingdom or Germany, have made it a criminal offence to release exit poll figures before the polling stations have closed, while others, such as New Zealand and Singapore, have banned them altogether.[5] In some instances, problems with exit polls have encouraged polling groups to pool data in hopes of increased accuracy. This proved successful during the 2005 UK General Election, when the BBC and ITV merged their data to show an exit poll giving Labour a majority of 66 seats, which turned out to be the exact figure. This method was also successful in the 2007 Australian Federal Election, where the collaboration of Sky News, Channel 7 and Auspoll provided an almost exact 53 percent two party-preferred victory to Labor over the ruling Coalition.
Jay might be in a lot of trouble over this.
 

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No Greens in your poll, do you categorise them as loony left?
Soggy, I would be careful in the polling booth, it appears you can't read - right at the bottom there is a box with "Other" that you can tick :)
well the BNP and UKIP are given a respective category. The Greens have the MEPs the same so really shouldn't be classed as other.
Quite right Nick, I apologise. I should have put Greens into their own category but I was conscious of the time pressure, knowing that Morag would be keen to cast her vote ;)

I didn't have an entry for loony-left as I consider left-wing politics to be as serious as any other mainstream flavours. I think the term is pretty derogatory myself as the people I've met involved in left-wing politics have been, in the main, genuinely interested in changing society for the better. The term 'loony-left' seems to have been coined by the right-wing press to appeal to idiots that have little or no interest in any political process whatsoever.

Some would consider Green politics to be oriented to the left; if you do, file it under 'Left wing', otherwise you'll have to use 'Other'
 

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Worcester should be interesting this time. Labour since '97 but with a reducing majority each election.

"Michael (Foster) was elected as Worcester's first ever Labour MP on May 1st 1997, with a majority of 7,425 votes. He was re-elected in June 2001 with a majority of 5,766 over the Conservatives and again in May 2005 by the narrow margin of 3,144 votes."
 

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Where's the 'Not going to bother - can't be arsed with it all' box? ;)
Jason, the question was 'How did you vote'. If you didn't bother to do so at all, this poll clearly doesn't apply to you. If you dislike your choice of candidates or the political process, you can express this by submitting a blank or spoiled paper and this option is catered for. Not bothering at all is merely abdicating any civic responsibility one has and should be discouraged.

It's buried here, along with all those who fought for your rights.

Very apt.
 
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