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Election stuff

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by zxspectrum, May 7, 2010.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Im watching the election online and for some reason im enjoying it, i think its because im on the vodka lol. Does anynone know where i can find everything out about elections etc. As the way im seeing things now, is labour are regaining their seats etc, but with a slight swing to the conservatives, and for some reason over all theyt seem to be putting the cons in front but without a majority needed etc.

    Does every constitruency carry the same value, or are every one different because of the size, and say if labour regain all of their seats but with a swing to the cons, but then the cons reagina their seats, but with a swing to labour??

    And im going to run for the next election, withg my slogan borrowed from brewsters millions, NONE OF THE ABOVE, will you lot vote for me, as part of my manifesto i promise to make sure all IT people get a decent wage lol.

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/election2010/results

    Every one carry's the same value from what i understand.

    But its a bad time for labour, they may have 19 seats and the cons only 5 but that will change once the conservative heartland results are given. I suspect the conservatives have won.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Yep I think this too bnut ti will be close.
     
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    don't forget the slack time to get to count all us absentee voters :)
     
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  5. westernkings

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    It's actually going exactly how I said, and that is enough people prefer the option of a labour government despite it's mistakes and pitfalls, to a bunch of middle class and wealthy nepotists or a bunch of liberal foreigner loving, disarmament pushing plebs who haven't been in power for 3 times the period I have been alive so what the hell would they know about running a country given that everyone from the last time they were in is either dead or retired.

    Best of a bad situation.
     
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  6. Josiahb

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    I'm disappointed that the Lib Dems media success hasn't translated to votes, if only because their education plan is a whole bucket load better than what the conservatives have laid out.

    Pleased though to here Nick Clegg sticking to his principals and saying the party with the largest share of the vote should have first crack at forming a government even though it wasn't him.

    This election has shown the truly screwed up nature of the voting system in this country though

    CON 36.0%
    LAB 29.3%
    LD 22.9%
    Others 11.8%

    Vote share that close between LD and Lab with that big a difference in seats? And LD made a 1% gain in vote share and end up 5 seats down on '05.
     
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  7. JonnyMX

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    I think it just goes to reflect the public's confusion over who the good guys are, and basically should send a message back to politicians that we think they're all as bad as one another.

    Has anyone seen any stats on voter turnout?
    I'm just wondering if we've been more or less apathetic than in previous years.
     
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  8. Colloghi

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    Hopefully the conservatives wont get in power, although that looks like it may happen now..........

    Which means, considering they were pledging to break up and review new and current Major Government IT projects...............I might be out of a job in the next few months.


    Boooo
     
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  9. Josiahb

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    Voter turnout is at 65.1% which is a 4.1% bump on last time, but a drop compared to '97 when it was 71.4%.
     
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  10. Len

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    So........ The conservatives are now in power... What will life be like now?

    I predict a grim future.
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    If Darth Mandelson has anything to do with it were all screwed.
     

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  12. SimonD

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    It would have been a hell of a lot worse with Labour still in government. I am glad the Conservatives are in, that's who I voted for and it was about time that Brown went.
     
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  13. Len

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    I'm gonna be honest, I'm only concerned about me. Now, If Cameron is actually going to help young people by creating suitable training, employment opportunities etc then I'm all for the conservatives. Sadly, reading what happened when the conservatives used to be in power has put me off.
     
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  14. SimonD

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    Read further back and see what Labour did in the 70's, it's pretty much swings and roundabouts when it comes to either party.
     
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  15. greenbrucelee
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    Agreed, the labour dictatorship under Emporer mandleson and apprentice Brown needed ended. But I see Gordon Browns ploy now: Act like the graceful looser with the offer to the lib dems to have more power than they ever dreamed they could get. i.e dangle the carrot the donkey will bite.

    I just hope the conservatives dangle the bigger carrot because the more time we have with labour means more time for this country to go down the drain.
     
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    There was a reason the conservatives were in power for 18 years because Labour ****ed it up big time just like they have now.
     
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    And labour have been in for what, 13 years too? by golly, perhaps that means the conservatives f*cked it up before them too. Funny how quick people forget all but the most recent things, isnt it.
     
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  18. greenbrucelee
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    yeah but no one voted Gordon to be in power, if he had called an election When Tony I'm not up george bushs' arse honestly Blair stepped down then I think we would have had a more decisive result in the Tories favour.
     
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  19. SimonD

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    As I said, lets not forget that the reasons that the tories came to power in the late 70s, that was because Labour royally ****ed up back then, as I said it's swings and roundabouts, that means they both **** it up.
     
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  20. Fergal1982

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    meh. bottom line is that no party is looking out for anyone but themselves.
     
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