Not that it did my predictions much good .... .... I think Sunbury Common will be quite a familiar place to many in the sense that it is centred on the tower blocks of Sunbury Cross that mark the rather dramatic beginning of the Greater London conurbation as one approaches by the M3. And yes, Spelthorne would have been in Greater London would it not if it had not objected to being absorbed, which is why it preferred to be administratively placed in Surrey despite being on the wrong side of the Thames. I once was involved in giving evidence to a boundary enquiry about Euro election constituencies and witnessed the visceral dislike among Spelthorne Conservatives to anything which might suggest they could be linked with Hounslow, this against Conservative Central Office's own preferred plan. All kinds of spurious reasons were advanced against the idea of a common link concerning the airport, including some Terminals having 'a different character'! There seemed to be an unspoken implication about the different nature of residents too. It amazed me when Kwasi Kwarteng was selected to replace David Wilshire. I collect non-league football grounds, and Ashford (Middlesex) is very proud of its name, which appears in all results. I've lived in Twickenham for 25 years and have heard very little resentment, or mention, of the 'cross-county' link with Richmond; which has the borough name, bbut not the postcode (TW).
Post by Philip Davies on Dec 20, 2012 11:54:06 GMT
Norwich results...at last
Crome ward Candidate name Political party Votes Elected Collishaw Evelyn Jean Conservative 259 Ford Judith Green 73 Maxwell Marion Frances Labour 884 X Sutton-Croft Michael Anthony Liberal Democrat 42 Tingle Glenn Stuart UKIP 232
Nelson ward Candidate name Political party Votes Elected Boswell Andrew Green 1,121 X Davies Alexandra Rhiannon Conservative 108 Dickerson Layla Labour 599 Whitworth Helen Anne Liberal Democrat 174
Post by East Anglian Lefty on Dec 21, 2012 10:43:44 GMT
What proportion of voters in the ward and division are postal voters? Pimp was talking upthread about turnout being upwards of 50% amongst them, and you'd assume recent revelations will produce different figures amongst those voting yesterday.