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2012 Local Elections

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  • View Poll Results: Who will you vote for in the 2012 Local Elections
    Conservatives
    32
    29.36%
    Labour Party
    40
    36.70%
    Liberal Democrats
    8
    7.34%
    UK Independence Party
    8
    7.34%
    Green Party
    10
    9.17%
    Scottish Nationalist Party
    11
    10.09%
    British National Party
    0
    0%
    Respect
    0
    0%

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    So the 2012 Local Elections are tomorrow, the Tories and Lib Dems are set to make losses while Labour, the SNP, and UKIP are predicted to make gains.

    Question is, who will you be voting for?
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    Green first choice mayor Labour second and then Labour for London assembly and local constituency.
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    None of the above: Plaid Cymru.
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    Conservative, we finally have a chance of toppling the Liberal Democrats here.
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    Conservative because I am not all that convinced by my local Labour candidate
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    While I rashly said UKIP yesterday, I have in fact voted Conservative, if only because there was no UKIP candidate near me.
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    I voted '1' for an SNP candidate and '2' for the Liberal Democrat. She has been a councillor for ages and is really hard working, and I think she deserves that chance while it is deprived for the rest of her party.

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    I voted ! And now I'm off for a shower to wash the moment off me :getmecoat:

    EDIT: Labour btw
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    I wish there was a UKIP candidate on mine, I don't like the Conservative candidate either
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    I hope the results that the Respect party has gained on this poll will mirror the actual results.

    (When this post was written, Respect had 0 votes)

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    Sunderland council is in and if replicated nationally would yield..

    Lab: 38%
    Con: 30%
    Lib: 15%

    BBC show a good historical correlation between Sunderland changes and the national result so i simply applied the swing.

    Ukip in 6 wards have polled over 20% however, could be a very good night for them.
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    (Original post by Gales)
    None of the above: Plaid Cymru.
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    Labour gaining all round with the Tories losing the most and the Liberal Democrats only slowly falling.

    Ukip have gained 1 ward and are apparently averaging 14%, squeezing the Tory vote.
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    Looking like a good night thus far...
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    (Original post by WharfedaleTiger)
    Looking like a good night thus far...
    The good thing about local elections, is that all damage Labour can do is localised and within a fixed budget/ borrowing from whatever the government says they can.

    Let's see where increased spending gets these councils by the end of their term
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Labour gaining all round with the Tories losing the most and the Liberal Democrats only slowly falling.

    Ukip have gained 1 ward and are apparently averaging 14%, squeezing the Tory vote.
    they are having another disaster..
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    (Original post by jakemittle)
    they are having another disaster..
    another? It's been one long disaster since they joined the coalition, they've shown themselves to be quite the band of traitors.
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    (Original post by jakemittle)
    they are having another disaster..
    It's actually mathematically impossible for them to do worse than they did last year...but it looks like they're trying nonetheless :rofl3:
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    (Original post by jakemittle)
    they are having another disaster..
    They are aren't they?

    I think Lib dems will be very glad that the tories have done just as badly as well, so there won't be nearly as much attention on them this time round compared to last year.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Labour gaining all round with the Tories losing the most and the Liberal Democrats only slowly falling.

    Ukip have gained 1 ward and are apparently averaging 14%, squeezing the Tory vote.
    A lot of the commentary about the Tory vote moving to UKIP is concerning, if the spoiler effect made tonight and future elections worse that would be worse than if Labour made the gains.

    Warsi's attempts to link the BNP and UKIP were utterly ridiculous. UKIP voters tend to be ex Tory's whilst BNP voters tend to be ex Labour supporters.

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