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    OP, have you actually been to Witney?
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    Galloway could stand for a newly created party with a new name. I mean he beat labour in Bradford. If he could do that there he could easily beat the Tories in Whitney where people are sitting on the fence a lot. They might not all vote labour but Galloway is a man of principle and somebody that could make a change and make things better for the people of Whitney.

    A motto. Whitney Working together to make things better...

    Thats the motto I'd choose if I was standing as an MP. Who could dispute such a positive slogan like that?
    How else can anyone put this in a way that you'll understand?

    IT - IS - A - TORY - SAFE - SEAT - WITH - A - FORTY - THREE - POINT - MAJORITY.

    They aren't fence sitters, poor in need of rescue or wanting change(least of all from a nutter like Galloway at the opposite end of the political spectrum).

    p.s. There's no h in Witney.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    Whitney is in Oxfordshire which means it does not need industry because those shire counties are essentially commuter towns for wealthy London professionals who have reached middle management and sent the kids to university. South Yorkshire actually has a lot of industry but little wealth, everybody of importance commutes to Leeds.
    Witney's traditional industry is blanket-making.

    The last blanket factory there closed in 2002.

    Earlys of Witney moved to Derbyshire but subsequently closed
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    It says here there's a five year rule. I'm guessing it means you can't have been a member of another party in the previous 5 years.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entr...b0ac5a02dc7ec6

    I doubt anyone really wants Ken Livingstone mk2 around right now either.
    From what I can see he could apply now, having read both the membership and national disciplinary parts of the Labour Party rulebook the only 5 year rule I can see is that after expulsion readmission will not normally be considered until 5 years have elapsed, he's on 14, well beyond the 5 year condition.

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    (Original post by Jammy Duel)
    From what I can see he could apply now, having read both the membership and national disciplinary parts of the Labour Party rulebook the only 5 year rule I can see is that after expulsion readmission will not normally be considered until 5 years have elapsed, he's on 14, well beyond the 5 year condition.

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    Ah, fair enough. He might stand a chance then since the NEC voted by by 2(16 to 14 I believe) to let Corbyn on the ballot for re-election.
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    OP, have you actually been to Witney?
    I'm not sure possibly when I was quite young. It think it is near South Yorkshire area near Donny area? So I guess its not far from the North south divide.

    From photos it looks quite nice, good traditional stone architecture but guess you can't judge a book by its cover. I guess its mostly a middle class area like most people are.
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    It think it is near South Yorkshire area near Donny area?
    ok.
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    ok.
    I'm not sure. Am I right?
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    I'm not sure. Am I right?
    Witney is about as close to Yorkshire as London is to Cardiff in terms of geography. It's in Oxfordshire & is most certainly not going to vote Labour if someone like Corbyn us in power. I'm more than willing to bet my car on that.
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    rural england is largely Tory. Oxfordshire, consumer belt, high average wage, typical Tory area.

    this redrawing thing is being overblown by journos with no real understanding of British political culture.

    Like Corbyn losing his seat next time...haha.*******s. Islington is not working class, but very liberal lefty, i doubt he'll lose it. and David Davis...lol. he'll get back for the same reasons (kind of) as Cameron. North Yorkshire is Tory, rural, affluent.
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    (Original post by JamesN88)
    Ah, fair enough. He might stand a chance then since the NEC voted by by 2(16 to 14 I believe) to let Corbyn on the ballot for re-election.
    And Izzard, the bumbling oaf he is, has since shored up Corbyn's control of the NEC

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    What I don't think OP gets is most people in Witney are rich so they don't have to work.

    On the Jeremy Corbyn line he is an insane mad mane and needs to be put in broad more.

    Here is a good video on socialism.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=okHGCz6xxiw
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    Stop feeding the troll :facepalm2:
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    Highly unlikely that Labour would win, but they could improve their share as Cameron would have had the appeal of being the Prime Minister, which the new candidate won't. There tends to be a bit of a backlash against the sitting government party, and the UKIP vote is possibly going to weaken due to their lack of a platform since the EU vote. This is posh land so it will definitely stay Tory.
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    (Original post by Aliccam)
    There tends to be a bit of a backlash against the sitting government party.
    Except, as mentioned previously, at the last election (when they were the sitting Government), Cameron increased his share.
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    Except, as mentioned previously, at the last election (when they were the sitting Government), Cameron increased his share.
    Cameron only gained 1.4% despite the collapse in the Liberal vote. PMs usually do do well. The new candidate won't be PM.
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    (Original post by niteninja1)
    What I don't think OP gets is most people in Witney are rich so they don't have to work.

    On the Jeremy Corbyn line he is an insane mad mane and needs to be put in broad more.

    Here is a good video on socialism.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=okHGCz6xxiw
    If Witney has a high proportion of unemployed people who don't work then surely the Tory party are the last people they'd support, with all their cuts to welfare? If people don't work they can claim unemployment benefits and the unemployed are currently being threatened to look for work or be sanctioned and loose their benefits.

    I mean Teeside is therefore similar the Witney. A lot of people there don't work either and get welfare. But they support labour.
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    (Original post by kimkarsd)
    rural england is largely Tory. Oxfordshire, consumer belt, high average wage, typical Tory area.

    this redrawing thing is being overblown by journos with no real understanding of British political culture.

    Like Corbyn losing his seat next time...haha.*******s. Islington is not working class, but very liberal lefty, i doubt he'll lose it. and David Davis...lol. he'll get back for the same reasons (kind of) as Cameron. North Yorkshire is Tory, rural, affluent.
    Labour won't lose that area that's for sure, however Jeremy will have to back out on his call for all women shortlists when the boundaries are redrawn.

    He is quite literally losing it though as the seat is being abolished, so he'll have to stand again in one of the new constituencies
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    (Original post by Ambitious1999)
    If Witney has a high proportion of unemployed people who don't work then surely the Tory party are the last people they'd support, with all their cuts to welfare? If people don't work they can claim unemployment benefits and the unemployed are currently being threatened to look for work or be sanctioned and loose their benefits.
    You didn't get what I said they are all RICH I.e retired or just have **** loads of money.
 
 
 
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