Congratulations to Lancastrian on winning Wednesday ... ... and to Andrew P for taking over the lead for the month!
A long way to go (i.e. today), but personally I hope Andrew P maintains his lead and wins the month. The last thing this competition needs is a closed shop with the same old winners all the time. Newcomers should be encouraged!
Post by middleenglander on Dec 14, 2017 18:47:50 GMT
9 entries for the last by-elections in 2017.
Barnsley, Rockingham: 100% Labour hold, majority from 21% (WilliamHone over Conservative) to 52% (Yellow Peril over Liberal Democrat) Newcastle-under-Lyme: Bradwell: 8 Labour hold, majority over Conservative 6% (WilliamHone) to 37% (Hempie) with Ruggerman Conservative gain Newcastle-under-Lyme: Newchapel: 6 Conservative gain from Labour, andrewp, Lancastrian & WilliamHone Labour hold Salford, Langworthy: 100% Labour hold, majority from 26% (greenrobinhood over Conservative) to 55% (Yellow Peril over Conservative & Liberal Democrat) Torbay, Watcombe: 100% Liberal Democrat hold, majority over Conservative from 12% (Lancastrian) to 32% (Ruggereman) Torridge, Westward Ho!: 7 Independent Mason gain from Conservative, Robert Waller Conservative hold, greenrobinhood Liberal Democrat gain Welwyn & Hatfield, Handside: 100% Liberal Democrat hold, majority over Conservative from 2% (WilliamHone) to 20% (Robert Waller) Wigan, Shevington with Lower Ground: 8 Labour hold with majority over Shevington Independent from 13% (David Boothroyd & Lancastrian) to 30% (WilliamHone) - greenrobinhood Shevington Independent gain
We all did. Rural results at a local level are very unpredictable, especially with more than one Independent candidate involved!
Yes for the second time in north Devon in a few weeks (the other one being Torrington), we were seduced by the notion that an Independent who was big in the local parish/town council would have an inbuilt advantage, whereas it would appear in both cases to have worked against them. I had remembered the Torrington example when considering how to award places in Westward Ho! but still went along with the same mistake as everybody else.
Anyway, Westward Ho! is a particularly weird place even by the standards of rural Devon.