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    Coalition gets trashed in Rotherham

    Well, byelections are funny things, but last night's results in Rotherham make for sober reading.

    Sarah Champion (Lab) 9,866 (46.25%, +1.62%)
    Jane Collins (UKIP) 4,648 (21.79%, +15.87%)
    Marlene Guest (BNP) 1,804 (8.46%, -1.96%)
    Yvonne Ridley (Respect) 1,778 (8.34%)
    Simon Wilson (Cons) 1,157 (5.42%, -11.32%)
    David Wildgoose (Eng Dem) 703 (3.30%)
    Simon Copley (Ind) 582 (2.73%, -3.58%)
    Michael Beckett (Lib Dems) 451 (2.11%, -13.87%)
    Ralph Dyson (TUSC) 261 (1.22%)
    Paul Dickson (Ind) 51 (0.24%)
    Clint Bristow (ND) 29 (0.14%)

    The Tories took a drubbing, even for Rotherham. The xenophobic right had a good evening, with the unpleasant UKIP in second and the despicable BNP in third place. But the Liberal Democrats came 8th, behind even the English Democrats, whoever they are. Extinction beckons, I reckon.

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    Bye bye, Lib Dems! Don't let electoral oblivion hit you on the arse on the way out.

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    Just goes to show, we may be used to our politicians lying to us. But we certainly don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirandashell View Post
    Just goes to show, we may be used to our politicians lying to us. But we certainly don't like it.
    You British are always so proper. Voters on the other side of the pond apparently don't mind all that much. Our liars typically see a 90% + reelection rate.
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    To be honest, it's more the getting caught that pisses us off. It feels like rubbing our faces in it. Especially when the 'liar' has previously taken the moral high ground like the Lib Dems did before the Election.

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    Are they still about? I thought they'd packed in when Screaming Lord Sutch died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirandashell View Post
    To be honest, it's more the getting caught that pisses us off. It feels like rubbing our faces in it. Especially when the 'liar' has previously taken the moral high ground like the Lib Dems did before the Election.
    The Lib Dems' combination of leftish sanctimony and letting Thatcherites gut the welfare state is horrible. They back Osborne as he destroys the Health Service and then make a stand against the Tories on...the Leveson Report.

    Truly, truly pathetic. Even the English Democrats couldn't be that bad. Whoever they are, as I think I've said before.

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    Yes well..... Any party with 'English' in their name should put 'Little' in front of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirandashell View Post
    Are they still about? I thought they'd packed in when Screaming Lord Sutch died.
    They had a candidate in my constituency last election. Matt "Bananamatt" Fensome, according to Wikipedia.
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    Let's not pretend this means anything on a national scale. The turnout was way down - typical mid-term protest vote. When the next general election comes around it'll be the usual suspects occupying the top slots.
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    Apparently the turnout was very low indeed. The Manchester by-election apparently had a turnout of around 18%, which is one of the lowest turnouts since 1945.

    Sadly, I don't think there's any chance the Big Three will be dislodged from their usual posts. Sad times for us lefty voters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crunchyblanket View Post
    Apparently the turnout was very low indeed. The Manchester by-election apparently had a turnout of around 18%, which is one of the lowest turnouts since 1945.

    Sadly, I don't think there's any chance the Big Three will be dislodged from their usual posts. Sad times for us lefty voters.
    Almost every poll and byelection for the last couple of years has suggested the Lib Dems have lost between a third and a half of their support. I think they have. They think they have as well.

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