Friday, 7 May 2010

Oh Well...

It seems a lot of left-wing bolshies like me who usually vote Labour in my neighbourhood also decided to vote tactically to try and unseat the complacent Tory chappie, but it wasn't enough. There was a swing away from Labour of 10.5% with a swing towards the Lib Dems of 7.5% and 3.6% towards the Tories. So some who previously voted Labour must have voted Tory - these are presumably yer actual floating voters. However, the Tory got 53.8% of the vote so even if everyone else had voted Lib Dem he would still have retained his seat. Obviously the Tories worked hard at getting their voters out. 
Our local Greek Cypriot only managed 325 votes. Oh well, δεν πειράζει!
I am slightly worried that the BNP picked up 1,297 votes. Vigilance remains our watchword.

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