Giving any seats to a party that relied on fraud to get almost all (if not all) of its votes is a mockery of this entire process. To give the BNP any seats is to admit that bribery and fraud are to be rewarded in elections.
Do we get to be voted for an extra day since we had one less day on the ballot poll?
Guys, can we come to some sort of middle ground here?
On the one hand we have people calling for the BNP to be baned and all votes discounted.
On the other we have people saying the BNP should have a vote and a seat reinstated.
Can I say to avoid any further arguments we leave things as they are with the single vote and seat remaining discounted with no further chance of changes to the number of votes and/or seats unless some substantial new evidence comes to light either way?
The decision regarding bribery is final, and I for one am not going to persue it any further.
If Parties feel they will have trouble filling so many seats, then please mention so in the Recommendations thread in the HoC or PM me any alternative proposals.
I would like to congratulate all of those involved in the election, for being (on the whole) honest and behaving with integrity. It was nice to see very little nagative campaigning this time around.
Lists of constituencies will be sent to Parties within the next 24 hours, (as will official Cabinet posts for the 3 main Parties).
Can I also say that the rules depicting how people would get seats from votes was stated before the election with calls for people to submit differnet ideas (otherwise I felt it was agreed that parties with votes got two extra seats and independents would ned at least 10 votes for a seat).
And that I think we agreed in the long term (as far as I remember) that seats would total about 50 and that we should stick with a total around this amount.