Chris COLEMAN - Liberal Democrat James Carwithen GREENWOOD - The Green Party Candidate Mark James HARPER - The Conservative Party Candidate Steve PARRY-HEARN - Labour Party Steve STANBURY - UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Post by The Old TomCat on May 9, 2015 18:46:13 GMT
Where the returning officer went wrong was not to officially announce the name of the winning candidate. However to congratulate the winner after the count cannot be seen as biased in any way. And remember that this bit of England is other side of Severn so perhaps have different ways to the mainland. (That's a Gloucestershire in joke)
It looks as though she was intending to congratulate him about half a second later than she actually did, but (perhaps because of nerves) forgot to turn round before doing so - and accidentally continued speaking into the microphone.
Labour governments are always voted in by empty minds, and voted out by empty pockets