With Tamworth, and awaiting the authoritative final figures, I thinks congratulations for the week are in order to iainbhx and Toylyyev , and also to shadsy who made a strong debut and may just about have ascended the podium, or got very close to it ...!
Indeed, according to the ultimate authority you and shadsy are separated by 0.02 and that puts him on the podium, but the said u.a. will have to explain where that 0. 02 came from. I ask as an interested party given that I am only 0.9 further behind!
Pleased to have won in the two contests (Boxmoor and Tamworth) , but came completely unstuck in Manchester where I had totally failed to pick up that the ramping was for real, so after that it was all down to damage limitation. One of those times where the actual result more than makes up for my diabolical prediction error.
15 entries to open the month, with shadsy and andykernow making a very welcome debut and return respectively. Unfortunately, andykernow missed out the Manchester and Tamworth predictions and therefore receives 200 faults for those. Johnloony receives 2 for going 1 under in both Cotswold and Boxmoor and kevinf receives 3 for going over in Manchester.
Bah humbug. I did not go 1 under in Cotswold. My prediction was Con 56 LD 44. I think that Piers Corbyn must have hacked into the forum and edited my message to make me look silly.
Let’s see if I can count to a hundred this week… Eastleigh Central - LibDem 37, Lab 28, Con 20, Green 10, RefUK 5 Somerset Alcombe - LibDem 50, Con 20, Ind 18, Lab 12 Wealden Hailsham - LibDem 54, Con 42, SDP 4
Eastleigh Central - LibDem 42, Lab 31, Con 15, Green 8, RefUK 4 Somerset Alcombe - LibDem 44, Ind 25, Con 21, Lab 10 Wealden Hailsham - LibDem 60, Con 32, SDP 8
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Eastleigh BC, Eastleigh Central: Liberal Democrats 45, Labour 27, Conservative 21, Green 5, Reform UK 2. Somerset West & Taunton DC< Alcombe: Liberal Democrats 37, Independent (Lillis) 29, Conservative 27, Labour 7. Liberal Democrat gain from Independent. Wealden DC, Hailsham South: Liberal Democrats 55, Conservative 42, SDP 3. Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative.
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I have noticed my entry for the Wealden ward says Hailsham W not Hailsham S as it should. I think that was a keyboard error rather than a geographical one,as I was well aware it was the South ward! - but by the time I noticed it it was very close to the deadline time and I might have had to explain a very late modification to the post