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6:03pm

Well, thanks for your input today all. This blog is closing down now - but do have your say on our election stories.

4:06pm

D'you know what? I think that is every result now in...

We have a lovely table, which is just being finished off, where you can see every ward and the result at a glance.

You can see that here

4:00pm

Result, Arrow Valley East:

Baker, Lab - 1543
E.L.Bradley, Green Party - 188
Brunner, Cons - 1176
Jenkins, UKIP - 1792
Gee, Lib Dems - 198
A. Bradley, BNP - 164
Mould, Lab - 1426
L.J.Bradley, Green Party - 128

3:57pm

3:56pm

Result, Redditch South:

Ebanks, Lab - 1312
Kerry, Green Party - 266
Gretton, Cons - 1663
Cross, UKIP - 1652
Hindle, Lib Dems - 218
Witherspoon, Lab - 1200
Waugh, Green Party - 184
Potter, Cons - 1594
White, UKIP - 1402
Killworth, Lib Dems - 152

3:36pm

Tom has now written a fresh account of the drama which unfolded at County hall this morning - a lot of ups and downs...

Click here for the story

3:27pm

Hands up who wants Sarah to spill the beans?
 

3:21pm

Sorry to pat ourselves on the back, but it's nice to get a bit of praise from a reader on our Facebook page!

Robert Raphael wrote: "Loving the live Worcester News website results feed. Thank you. It's more up to date than the County Council's own site!"

3:19pm

2:53pm

Well, UKIP have gained two seats in Worcestershire, in the St Mary's ward in Wyre Forest, and in Stourport.

Read about that and more in Tom Edwards' round-up of the results this morning.

Click here to read the story

1:41pm

Well, everything seems to have calmed slightly, so I may nip for a coffee before actually doing some of the work I am meant to!

Look out for a quick round-up from Tom Edwards shortly... And keep tweeting us #WNelections

1:38pm

Result, Stourport on Severn:

Warren, Lab - 894
Holden, Cons - 964
Wright, UKIP - 1151
Thomas, Ind/Health - 1167
Shaw, Lab - 1141
Hartwich, Green Party - 195
Henderson, Cons - 984
Kitson, UKIP - 1385
Parish, Ind/Health - 1335

1:32pm

Result, Tenbury:

Wilson, Lab - 257
Dowler, Green Party - 216
Pollock, Cons - 1373
Delingpole, UKIP - 633

1:31pm

result, Powick:

Burrows, Lab - 94
Nielsen, Green Party - 58
Kerby, Cons - 438
Barrie, UKIP - 364
Wells, Lib Dems - 1946

1:30pm

Malvern Trinity:

Rye, Lab - 191
Raine, Green Party - 535
Watkins, Cons - 475
Chamings, UKIP - 530
Nielsen, Lib Dems - 420

1:29pm

Result, Malvern Link:

Gallagher, Lab - 348
Smith, Green Party - 442
Tuthill, Cons - 863
Savage, UKIP - 690
Regimbeau, Lib Dems - 163

1:28pm

Malvern, Langland:

Walton, Lab - 276
Jenkins, Green Party - 178
Hopwood, Cons - 499
Spencer, UKIP - 496
Jackson-Read, Lib Dems - 472
Bovey, Ind - 98

1:26pm

Result, Malvern Chase:

Smith, Lab - 292
Dyer, Green Party - 230
Hodgson, Cons - 819
Soley, UKIP - 624
Lawrence, Lib Dems - 792

1:25pm

Result, Hallow:

Cronin, Lab/Co-op - 216
Clarke, Ind - 660
Grove, Cons - 1033
O'Leary, UKIP - 813

1:20pm

Result, Croome:

Roberts, Lab - 217
Sutton, Ind - 724
Behan, Cons - 653
Sheen, UKIP - 583

1:18pm

Result, St Georges and St Oswolds

Mary Alice RAYNER, Independent Community & Health Concern - 589
Martin John STOOKE, UKIP - 540
Howard James MARTIN, Labour - 484
John Cedric ASTON, Conservative - 293
Esther Christina SMART, Liberal Party - Keep Local Liberal Team - 71
Louise RYAN, Green Party - 65

1:08pm

1:07pm

Result, St Marys:

Baker, UKIP - 595
Ballinger, Ind/Health - 336
Meekings, Liberal/KLLT - 140
Ahmed, Lab - 507
Lee, Green Party - 46
Desmond, Cons - 545

1:04pm

Is it me or do UKIP appear to have come second in almost every single ward?

Would be interesting to compare their total number of votes in the county with some other parties who have many, many seats...

1:02pm

Result, St Chads:

Watkins, Ind/Health - 402
North, BNP - 25
Oborski, Liberal/KLLT - 767
Walker, Lab - 260
Lea, Green Party - 41
Harrison, Cons - 341
Daniels, UKIP - 459

1:01pm

Result, Beacon:

Deeming, Cons - 1035
Harvey, Green Party - 306
McDonald, Lab - 1374
Wainwright, BNP - 173

1:00pm

12:59pm

Result, Wythall:

Clewlow, Lab - 220
Peters, Wythall RA - 1083
Bullivant, Cons - 688
Docker, Lib Dems - 40
Tomkinson, BNP - 90

12:58pm

Result, Clent Hills:

Stanley, Lab - 192
Jenkins, Ind - 1388
Moore, Cons - 873
Francis, UKIP - 500
Dolphin, BNP - 11

12:56pm

Result, Alvechurch:

Coney, Ind - 596
Cooke, Lab - 280
Flynn, UKIP - 632
Griffiths, Cons - 709
Harvey, Green Party - 124
Murphy, BNP - 12

12:54pm

Result, Bromsgrove Central:

Buxton, Lab - 668
Hanna, Green Party - 89
Blagg, Cons - 835
Flynn, UKIP - 624
Hearn, Lib Dems - 141
Llewellyn, BNP - 29

12:53pm

12:52pm

12:51pm

You will stop me if you've heard these won't you?

Thanks

12:51pm

Result, Bromsgrove east:

Shannon, Lab/Co-op - 426
Taylor, Cons - 952
Davies, UKIP - 638
King, Lib Dems - 400
Bates, BNP - 19

12:50pm

Result, Bromsgrove West:

Mallett, Lab/Co-op - 1200
Pardoe, Ind/Health - 399
Campbell, Cons - 495
Mihailovic, Lib Dems - 57
Smith, BNP - 145

12:48pm

Delingpole has been a very common surname in these elections hasn't it?
 

12:42pm

12:40pm

12:39pm

Result, Bromsgrove Woodvale:

McEldowney, Lab - 805
Julian Malcolm, Green Party - 332
Shelia Blagg, Cons - 120

12:38pm

Result, Bromsgrove South:

Bloore, Lab/Co-op - 1088
Roberts, Green - 166
Laight, Cons - 733
Coe, Lib Dems - 93
Dolphin, BNP - 163

12:36pm

As I mentioned earlier - you can see a table of the results, which is a bit clearer (but not as fun in my opinion) - by clicking here.

It's being updated as fast as possible!

12:33pm

Yet another close result for Malvern there - a win for Lucy Hodgson in Malvern Chase - by 27 votes...

12:33pm

12:33pm

12:32pm

Result, Pershore:

Facer, Lab - 234
Mackison, Cons - 686
Starr, UKIP - 536
Tucker, Lib Dems - 1677

12:30pm

Result, Bowbrook:

Seabourne, Lab - 347
Miller, Cons - 1315
Jewell, UKIP - 950
Littlechild, Lib Dems - 231

12:29pm

12:28pm

12:28pm

Result, Bredon:

Egan, Lab - 292
Hardman, Con - 1716
Vivian, UKIP - 622
Tucker, Lib Dems - 346

12:27pm

Result, Bewdley:

Court, Lab - 507
Oliver, Green Party - 108
Campion, Cons - 853
Jukes, UKIP - 651
Killingworth, Ind/Health - 520

12:25pm

12:24pm

Can you believe it, I was wrong!

There's an EVEN CLOSER result - Malvern Mayor Ian Hopwood holds Malvern Langland by THREE, yes, THREE, from UKIP candidate Richard Spencer.

Unbelievable.

12:22pm

Here's a comparison - the turnout from Gloucestershire yesterday...

Turnout by district:
• Cheltenham – 30.75%
• Cotswold – 34.57%
• Forest of Dean – 33.34%
• Gloucester – 28.55%
• Stroud – 34.55%
• Tewkesbury – 29.57%

12:21pm

12:20pm

12:20pm

Worcester News: Green Party GREEN PARTY GAIN
Malvern Trinity

12:18pm

I think we have our closest result of the day ladies and gents - Malvern Trinity - Green Party wins from Lib Dems by FIVE VOTES.

12:17pm

12:13pm

Yep, that's a Conservative gain - time to use this for the first time in a while...

Worcester News: Conservative Party logo CONSERVATIVES GAIN LITTLETONS from Lib Dems

12:12pm

Result, Littletons:

McDonald, Lab - 275
Adams, Cons - 1242
Wright, Lib Dems - 1022

12:11pm

12:11pm

11:04am Fri 3 May 13

Jabbadad says

I am really saddened by Geraghty holding his seat.
Quite a statement about Tory voters in Riverside and St Clements who obviously endorse Geraghty's disgraceful actions against the Pensioners and disabled.
Yes it's democracy but shame on your values.

12:10pm

11:34am Fri 3 May 13

Truepear says

DITTA OUT. Very proud of the people in Cathedral ward to finally stand up to him!

12:10pm

Result, Cookley, Wolverley and Wribbenhall:

Nicholls, Lab - 714
Spohrer, Green - 73
Yarranton, Cons - 908
Willoughby, UKIP - 543
Akathiotis, Liberal/KLLT - 34
Candlin, Ind/Health - 407

12:08pm

12:07pm

12:05pm

Apologies, I think I missed this full result earlier...

Result, St Stephen, Worcester:

Matthew Jenkins, Green Party, 1179
Mary Drinkwater, Conservative, 910
Geoffrey Williams, Labour, 689

12:03pm

If you can't cope with the thrills and spills of this blog - Neil's tea spillages, me highlighting the wrong person, Tom exploding with excitement - there is a neat at-a-glance table of results in HERE

12:01pm

Result, Ombersley:

Harford, Lab - 231
Brown, Green Party - 137
Broomfield, Cons - 1292
Ingram, UKIP - 894
Evans, Lib Dems - 139

11:59am

11:55am

11:54am

 
Don't worry folks, Neil can finish his tea.

11:54am

Result, Droitwich East:

Harwood, Lab - 544
Burkett, Green Party - 143
Davey, Cons - 980
Carroll, Independent Ratepayers & Residents Association - 784
Rowley, Lib Dems - 369

11:51am

11:50am

 
How many votes, that's what we need to know!

11:49am

11:47am

Result: Upton Snodsbury

Fry, Lab - 188
Brohan, Green Party - 115
Adams, Cons - 1482
Keel, UKIP - 649
Thomas, Lib Dem - 165

11:43am

Our brave reporter, Neil Watts has braved a power cut at the Malvern count to bring you the results.

And who says we don't go the extra mile? Someone fetch him a tea.

11:42am

Result, Broadway:

Pritchard, Lab - 265
Eyre, Cons - 1499
Brown, Lib Dems - 283

11:41am

Result, Claines, Worcester:

Willis, Lab - 338
Robinson, Green Party - 198
Whitehouse, Cons - 858
Delevante, UKIP - 524
Askin, Lib Dems - 972

11:40am

11:37am

Result: Droitwich West:

Barnes, Lab/Co-op - 543
Duffy, Cons - 798
Whelan, UKIP - 699
Rowe, Lib Dems - 128

11:36am

11:36am

Result: Warndon, Worcester:

Martin, Lab - 476
Hartley, Green Party - 208
Roberts, Cons - 958
Davis, UKIP - 636

11:34am

Apologies if you're missing out on my hard-hitting political analysis of these results, only I'm hardly having time to take them in and posting them before the next one arrives!

It wouldn't be hard-hitting anyway, Tom Edwards is your man for that.

11:32am

Result: St Peter, Worcester:

Scott, Lab - 814
Wanklyn, Green Party - 341
Bayliss, Cons - 1393
Roberson, Lib Dem - 186

11:29am

11:25am

11:22am

Result, Gorse Hill, Warndon, Worcester:

Amos, Lab - 1037
Kirby, Green Party - 99
Harrison, Cons - 232
Goad, UKIP - 619

11:21am

Result, Evesham South:

Mason, Lab - 343
Banks, Cons - 945
Haines, Lib Dem - 281
Hartland, BNP - 220

11:19am

11:18am

Result, Bedwardine, Worcester

Cooper, Labour - 497
McNally, Trade Unionists/Socialist - 39
Mullins, Lib Dems - 113
O'Dell, Green Party - 114
Owen, UKIP - 546
Prodger, Cons - 847
Whitwam, BNP - 16

11:15am

Result, Rainbow Hill

Worcester News: Labour Logo LABOUR GAIN
Paul Denham

11:12am

Result: Bedwardine

Worcester News: Conservative Party logo CONSERVATIVE HOLD: Derek Prodger

11:11am

Result for St John, Worcester:

Davies, Trade Unionists/Socialists - 48
Draper, BNP - 86
Holtom, BLANK - 62
Twiehaus, Green Party - 116
Udall, Labour - 982
Walker, Cons - 350

11:08am

Result, Nunnery, Worcester:

Agar, Lab - 1059
Mitra, Green - 177
Burton, Con - 634
Mason, BNP - 201

11:04am

Result: Nunnery, Worcester

Worcester News: Labour Logo LABOUR HOLD - Pat Agar

11:02am

10:57am

The full result from Riverside in Worcester:

Denham, Labour - 868
Stephen, Green - 175
Geraghty, Con - 999
Delingpole, UKIP - 468
Whitwam, BNP - 32
McCauley, Trade Union/Socialist - 23

10:54am

Result in Bowbrook ward, Wychavon:

Worcester News: Conservative Party logo CONSERVATIVE HOLD
Held by Tony Miller

10:53am

10:52am

Result in Riverside ward, Worcester:

Worcester News: Conservative Party logo CONSERVATIVE HOLD

It's our first result!

10:50am

 
Phew...

10:48am

10:48am

10:47am

First result due in five minutes in Worcester. I make that 300 moments away...

10:45am

 
This is still speculation. Still.

10:41am

10:39am

 
Bring us a result and we'll think about it.

10:38am

10:36am

 
Ooooh...

10:35am

Election fever is clearly not gripping everyone.

Tony Teebee Symonds on our Facebook page said: ">yawn<"

10:33am

Meanwhile, in Pershore, the count for Broadway has also started.

How are they starting more and more counts without announcing any results?

10:32am

And in this newsroom as well with all this waiting!
 

10:31am

 
This is still rumour... We've been 'moments away' from the first result for a while now.

10:27am

10:26am

As the piles of voting slips appear on tables across the county, people start working out the result for themselves ('well, that pile is taller than that pile...')

 

 

10:19am

Our first 'rumoured result' of the day! Good work Tom.
 

10:18am

The count is also starting for Evesham South.

10:17am

10:16am

From Pershore...
 

10:14am

 
I think Tom may burst with excitement if there is a result in Worcestershire that is even a slight surprise... Someone there make sure he has a bottle of water please.

10:12am

A decent turnout in Malvern too if this is correct. People really seem to have felt strongly about things this time around.
 
It can't all have been down to it being a sunny day yesterday, can it?
 
What made you vote?
 

10:08am

10:04am

 
Will Worcestershire mirror the rest of the country announced so far and show big wins for UKIP?

10:00am

Indeed... Seems you worcesternews.co.uk readers are a politically-aware bunch.
 

9:58am

Neil has moved away from his corner at the back of the room it seems. And that ceiling has nothing on the Guildhall in Worcester.
 

9:57am

Those of you in the Cotswolds can read about the Gloucestershire result HERE.

An interesting night, with the Conservatives losing their overall majority at County Hall.

Will Worcestershire see something similar?

9:54am

An interesting view... Let us know what you think.
 

9:52am

Strong numbers in Wyre Forest if that turns out to be the case. Impressive.
 

9:49am

So, who's excited?
 

9:48am

Here's the scene at the Guildhall in Worcester. What a truly lovely ceiling.
 

 

9:43am

And to complete the picture from our reporters - Sarah Davis is keeping an eye on things in Pershore...
 

9:42am

 
You would wouldn't you? I'd be terribly nervous.

9:41am

Things have started across the county - 9.30am sharp...
 

9:40am

They're off in Malvern! I have images of a Peter O'Sullevan - "and the Conservatives move up on the rail, UKIP still holding firm, while the Lib Dems are dropping back..."
 

9:26am

There are also counts going on in the north of the county of course - we will keep you updated on goings-on at those too as soon as possible.
 

9:22am

Our man Neil Watts (@neiljwatts) is on the scene in Malvern. Well, he's at the back...

9:19am

Did anyone notice this rather badly-worded tweet from UKIP last night?

I must admit, it did raise a chuckle...

9:15am

Does anyone know a vote counter? Do you have to have special training as they go at quite a rate?
 

9:02am

8:54am

Right, let's answer this in the best way we know how - with a Worcester news poll.

8:46am

So, in a notable change from yesterday, Nigel Farage is the only major party leader to have tweeted so far this morning.

It's a far cry from yesterday morning, when he was the only one NOT to have tweeted at this time!

8:42am

Sarah Davies is on the case - follow her @SarahDaviesWN for updates - or just stay here...
 

8:30am

Did you vote yesterday? If not, why not? Let us know why you didn't think it was worth a trip to the polls.

8:27am

Meanwhile, it's a fabulous morning in Worcestershire. Just right for an election count.

Does anyone have any predictions?

You can comment below, or tweet us via @worcesternews

8:25am

So, the headline so far across the country seems to be big gains for UKIP, as many predicted, with 42 seats gained.

The Conservatve Party has lost overall control of Gloucestershire and Lincolnshire, where there is now no overall control.

They have, however, held Somerset, winning 28 seats - the minimum needed for a majority.

In the South Shields parliamentary by-election though, it was Labour that triumphed, winning a seat they have held since 1935.

Labour candidate Emma Lewell-Buck won the contest - triggered by the resignation of former Labour Foreign Secretary David Miliband - with a majority of 6,505 - significantly down on the 11,109 achieved by Mr Miliband in 2010.

8:19am

Good morning!

So, it's judgement day for candidates across Worcestershire as votes get counted.

We have reporters in Worcester, Malvern and Pershore to bring you the latest - and the results as they happen.

In Worcester is political reporter Tom Edwards, you can tweet him @TomEdwardsWN.

In Malvern is Neil Watts, who is @neiljwatts.

And in Pershore for the Wychavon count is Sarah Davies, who you can reach via @SarahDaviesWN.

You can also tweet us via @worcesternews, or use the hashtag #WNelections

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9:22am Fri 3 May 13

Olley Owl Owd Betts Barn says...

While I have only read a part of the UKIP manifesto I can see as a disillusioned Labour Voter, why people are opting to give UKIP a trial run within local government. Since 1997 when all our state owned commodities where sold off supposedly to the public. In a promise, it would bring in competition, therefore resulting in a free for all. Now we are told we should search round for the best bargain. As a Labour supporter, and trade unionist
I have always voted for the party that was formed from the working people throughout the UK. After the 1979 Thatcher followed by John Major. Then we had the excuse for Labour in 1990 to 2007, which to say the least was disastrous as a true labour Government. Apart from calling it “New Labour”, it became a second class Conservative Party. Most labour supporter expected that Labour would take over control of our commodities service, and bring them back into public ownership without compensation. In addition to further our economy, by introducing some legislation that outlawed Interest rate being allowed to be set against taxes if the finances borrowed was from a company whose offices where beyond the shores of the United Kingdom. This present coalition has denied us a vote on opting out of or staying in EU. While UKIP manifesto produces figures on the actual cost of being a member Quote “"While our membership of the EU costs £3M a day – and another £23M a day goes out in foreign aid – jobs, services and benefits are being cut here.
UKIP believes that we should save that money to help rebuild our debt-ridden economy."
In mine and many other beliefs what UKIP are saying Is what my own parents taught be during my upbringing.
When financial problems are looming ensure you pay the Butcher, the Baker, and the candlestick maker before you lend any monies to anyone. I feel this is what UKIP are actually saying.
If these elected UKIP members of local government ensure their voices are heard with other sensible reasoning’s
Then they may gain many more local government seats along with some parliamentary ones.
While I have only read a part of the UKIP manifesto I can see as a disillusioned Labour Voter, why people are opting to give UKIP a trial run within local government. Since 1997 when all our state owned commodities where sold off supposedly to the public. In a promise, it would bring in competition, therefore resulting in a free for all. Now we are told we should search round for the best bargain. As a Labour supporter, and trade unionist I have always voted for the party that was formed from the working people throughout the UK. After the 1979 Thatcher followed by John Major. Then we had the excuse for Labour in 1990 to 2007, which to say the least was disastrous as a true labour Government. Apart from calling it “New Labour”, it became a second class Conservative Party. Most labour supporter expected that Labour would take over control of our commodities service, and bring them back into public ownership without compensation. In addition to further our economy, by introducing some legislation that outlawed Interest rate being allowed to be set against taxes if the finances borrowed was from a company whose offices where beyond the shores of the United Kingdom. This present coalition has denied us a vote on opting out of or staying in EU. While UKIP manifesto produces figures on the actual cost of being a member Quote “"While our membership of the EU costs £3M a day – and another £23M a day goes out in foreign aid – jobs, services and benefits are being cut here. UKIP believes that we should save that money to help rebuild our debt-ridden economy." In mine and many other beliefs what UKIP are saying Is what my own parents taught be during my upbringing. When financial problems are looming ensure you pay the Butcher, the Baker, and the candlestick maker before you lend any monies to anyone. I feel this is what UKIP are actually saying. If these elected UKIP members of local government ensure their voices are heard with other sensible reasoning’s Then they may gain many more local government seats along with some parliamentary ones. Olley Owl Owd Betts Barn

10:39am Fri 3 May 13

Robot 3021 says...

UKIP actually quote the cost of EU membership as £53m per day - and it is very questionable. That is based on our gross contribution to the EU budget, ignoring the money we get back.

The actual "cost" figure is more like £20m per day - and let's put that in perspective; the NHS costs £267m per day, debt repayments £132m per day, and state pensions £203m per day.

The EU budget is a drop in the ocean.

The major tone of the UKIP manifesto is lower taxes, and increased spending. There aren't any real numbers given to show how they would pull off this amazing trick, and the figures that are given are skewed or used out of context.

They can promise what they like at the moment, knowing that they will never actually have to produce. Besides which, as a manifesto for local elections, these are things no local council can do anything about.
UKIP actually quote the cost of EU membership as £53m per day - and it is very questionable. That is based on our gross contribution to the EU budget, ignoring the money we get back. The actual "cost" figure is more like £20m per day - and let's put that in perspective; the NHS costs £267m per day, debt repayments £132m per day, and state pensions £203m per day. The EU budget is a drop in the ocean. The major tone of the UKIP manifesto is lower taxes, and increased spending. There aren't any real numbers given to show how they would pull off this amazing trick, and the figures that are given are skewed or used out of context. They can promise what they like at the moment, knowing that they will never actually have to produce. Besides which, as a manifesto for local elections, these are things no local council can do anything about. Robot 3021

11:04am Fri 3 May 13

Jabbadad says...

I am really saddened by Geraghty holding his seat.
Quite a statement about Tory voters in Riverside and St Clements who obviously endorse Geraghty's disgraceful actions against the Pensioners and disabled.
Yes it's democracy but shame on your values.
I am really saddened by Geraghty holding his seat. Quite a statement about Tory voters in Riverside and St Clements who obviously endorse Geraghty's disgraceful actions against the Pensioners and disabled. Yes it's democracy but shame on your values. Jabbadad

11:34am Fri 3 May 13

Truepear says...

DITTA OUT. Very proud of the people in Cathedral ward to finally stand up to him!
DITTA OUT. Very proud of the people in Cathedral ward to finally stand up to him! Truepear

1:24pm Fri 3 May 13

chrism says...

Disappointing speed of full results from WEN - http://gis.worcester
shire.gov.uk/website
/Elections/result201
3.aspx is way ahead (though admittedly the snapshots of who's won have come quicker here)
Disappointing speed of full results from WEN - http://gis.worcester shire.gov.uk/website /Elections/result201 3.aspx is way ahead (though admittedly the snapshots of who's won have come quicker here) chrism

3:52pm Fri 3 May 13

bmoc55 says...

Congrats to Simon Geraghty for holding off the insiduous UKIP.
Also kept Lyn Denham from her ambition.
Voters in Riverside have done justice to democracy
Congrats to Simon Geraghty for holding off the insiduous UKIP. Also kept Lyn Denham from her ambition. Voters in Riverside have done justice to democracy bmoc55

5:26pm Fri 3 May 13

BadgerMash says...

The County has spoken. An overwhelming majority of nearly 70% of the electorate did not vote.

The representatives selected by today's fiasco should have no illusion that they have any mandate to do anything.
The County has spoken. An overwhelming majority of nearly 70% of the electorate did not vote. The representatives selected by today's fiasco should have no illusion that they have any mandate to do anything. BadgerMash

5:54pm Fri 3 May 13

Allan Whitehead says...

Badger Marsh,
I have to agree with you while 70 per cent of the electorate have forfeited their vote.
Unfortunately, when we are out shopping or socialising during the daytime and we hear someone complain about the council, or its services, we will have to assume they actually went along a voted. It will be a certainty, which every time I move around the area, I will be in a place, and someone will be moaning. My question will always be the same. “Did you Vote?” Strangely enough, they all say yes, and then qualify their statement by saying but I did not vote for them.
Badger Marsh, I have to agree with you while 70 per cent of the electorate have forfeited their vote. Unfortunately, when we are out shopping or socialising during the daytime and we hear someone complain about the council, or its services, we will have to assume they actually went along a voted. It will be a certainty, which every time I move around the area, I will be in a place, and someone will be moaning. My question will always be the same. “Did you Vote?” Strangely enough, they all say yes, and then qualify their statement by saying but I did not vote for them. Allan Whitehead

8:02pm Fri 3 May 13

Jabbadad says...

yep bmoc55 democracy Tory fashion, now the Tory's of Riverside can continue on the disgraceful treatment of our older people by Gareghty & Co who you have just voted back in.
yep bmoc55 democracy Tory fashion, now the Tory's of Riverside can continue on the disgraceful treatment of our older people by Gareghty & Co who you have just voted back in. Jabbadad

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