Post by Davıd Boothroyd on Oct 28, 2021 22:54:16 GMT
Fatima BEGUM (Labour Party) 547 Nigel John MARSHALL (Liberal Democrat Focus Team) 332 Abid AZIZ (The Conservative Party Candidate) 198 Marc SCHEIMANN (Independent) 134 Markus KEANEY (Communist Party of Britain) 28
Amy Marie COWEN (The Conservative Party Candidate) 1,732 Emily MORT (The Labour Party) 409 Liz SPENCER (Green Party) 165 Laura ARMSTRONG (Bolton For Change) 99 James Peter HASLAM (Liberal Democrats) 68
A nice bounceback from a disappointing result earlier this week. The Dunscar Conservative Club quiz league team lost a high-scoring match on Monday night. (No, they weren't playing my team.)
Christopher Alan WILLS (Labour Party Candidate) 636 Robert Geoffrey MITCHELL (Conservative Party Candidate) 412 Thomas George Hartwell ADAMS (Green Party) 59
Pretty decent Labour result there, particularly compared with their performance in the Carlisle by-elections this May, which was absolutely dire.
I did notice there were some Tory wins in the prediction competition for this one - prudently refrained from commenting at the time but they raised my eyebrows.
I wonder if some were influenced by the May byelection results you refer to, or maybe just "added" the Tory and UKIP vote together - even though the latter only stood one person for the 3 seats? Dropping that seat was a major shock for Labour in 2019, and they will be pleased to have rectified it.
Last Edit: Oct 29, 2021 11:56:12 GMT by The Bishop
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The salient point about South Staffordshire district itself is particularly important. Had Seisdon Rural District not merged with Cannock Rural District then in all likelihood Wolverhampton would have absorbed the area around Penton with Dudley absorbing the area around Wombourne, with Tettenhall having been absorbed into Wolverhampton in 1966. Broxtowe would have suffered a similar fate in Nottinghamshire had two otherwise disconnected parts not banded together (all but Eastwood would have faced absorption into the city of Nottingham).