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Dave

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Re: Local election results
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2012, 10:38:51 AM »
the national scene will have improved a little by then

I wish I could be so optimistic, Duke. All the signs are that things are getting worse not better.  See, for example, http://www.ukrecession.com/2012/04/, which is normally an objective and reliable source.  

When this government came to power two years ago, they inherited a very serious economic position, although a fairly weak recovery was at that time under way.  Since then everything Osborne has done has made it worse.  The recovery of early 2010 was well and truly snuffed out, and as a result the government has had to borrow billions more than it planned just to keep the show on the road.  Far from seeing any improvement by 2014, the target date for balancing the books has now slipped back from 2015 to 2017, two years after the next election.  And the really scary thing is, Osborne is lashed to the helm of this sinking ship - he can't change direction and stimulate growth, as the Americans have done so effectively, because that would spook the bond markets.  

I'm no admirer of Mr Balls either, but surely he couldn't make a bigger mess of it than this.   ::)

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Re: Local election results
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 08:37:42 AM »
By my reckoning, both councillors have been returned "by the skin  of their teeth" if you compare the total votes cast for ALL the candidates and to %turnout at the polls.

My Rydings in my opinion could have done much better and probably would have ousted Mrs Alexander, with the "assistance" of the other candidates, had he made a concerted effort in Marple, perhaps he did not get the support he deserved from the Marple Conservatives. I do hope that he will bounce back next.

Dave Goddard, well what can one say? I hope he remembers that the Job centre might be closed next week!

And Mrs Derbyshire whew! what a close call for her, the deputy leader and just returned with a majority of 24

However that is democracy and I know many of you will be happy and no doubt many of the electorate will now feel that they really should have bothered and voted.

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?ID=55&RPID=620081

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?XXR=0&ID=56&RPID=620311


Fortunately, Stockport will not fall into Labour hands.



I am afraid it will. Possibly after 2014 elections  Labour will have gained enough seats, probably 5 from the LibDems and at least 2/3 from the Conservatives to give them at least majority party status.


I don't see why, the national scene will have improved a little by then and nationally the likes if Ed Balls will be oiled as the lying toad he is. Where Labour has control of budgets we'll see council tax out of control and non collection problems leading to Liverpool & Sheffield style financial meltdowns in those towns and cities. Both lib Dems & Tories will fight back.

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Re: Local election results
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2012, 09:56:51 PM »
By my reckoning, both councillors have been returned "by the skin  of their teeth" if you compare the total votes cast for ALL the candidates and to %turnout at the polls.

Your "reckoning" is a little difficult agree with Alan.

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Re: Local election results
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 09:25:45 PM »
By my reckoning, both councillors have been returned "by the skin  of their teeth" if you compare the total votes cast for ALL the candidates and to %turnout at the polls.

My Rydings in my opinion could have done much better and probably would have ousted Mrs Alexander, with the "assistance" of the other candidates, had he made a concerted effort in Marple, perhaps he did not get the support he deserved from the Marple Conservatives. I do hope that he will bounce back next.

Dave Goddard, well what can one say? I hope he remembers that the Job centre might be closed next week!

And Mrs Derbyshire whew! what a close call for her, the deputy leader and just returned with a majority of 24

However that is democracy and I know many of you will be happy and no doubt many of the electorate will now feel that they really should have bothered and voted.

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?ID=55&RPID=620081

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?XXR=0&ID=56&RPID=620311


Fortunately, Stockport will not fall into Labour hands.



I am afraid it will. Possibly after 2014 elections  Labour will have gained enough seats, probably 5 from the LibDems and at least 2/3 from the Conservatives to give them at least majority party status.

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Re: Local election results
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 09:19:57 PM »
By my reckoning, both councillors have been returned "by the skin  of their teeth" if you compare the total votes cast for ALL the candidates and to %turnout at the polls.

My Rydings in my opinion could have done much better and probably would have ousted Mrs Alexander, with the "assistance" of the other candidates, had he made a concerted effort in Marple, perhaps he did not get the support he deserved from the Marple Conservatives. I do hope that he will bounce back next.

Dave Goddard, well what can one say? I hope he remembers that the Job centre might be closed next week!

And Mrs Derbyshire whew! what a close call for her, the deputy leader and just returned with a majority of 24

However that is democracy and I know many of you will be happy and no doubt many of the electorate will now feel that they really should have bothered and voted.

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?ID=55&RPID=620081

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?XXR=0&ID=56&RPID=620311

I don't think that Mr Rydings could have ousted Mrs Alexander if he'd had Winston Churchill canvassing for him, Picasso putting up his posters and Shakespeare writing his leaflets. By the way there are no elections next year it is fallow year. Next elections 2014. Mr Rydings is indeed young enough to bounce back many times. However he will need to run a much better campaign than he did if he is to make a dent in the Libdem organisation in South Marple. Many of their 200+ activists/ members are getting on a bit now and perhaps his best hope is to wait until 2018 by which time many of them may have died , the town hall will have been Labour for 2/3 years and we will have been almost 3 yrs into the worst national (labour) government the country has ever seen. Even then I suspect Marple would still be LibDem.     

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Re: Local election results
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 05:17:21 PM »
By my reckoning, both councillors have been returned "by the skin  of their teeth" if you compare the total votes cast for ALL the candidates and to %turnout at the polls.

Hardly - according to Victor's figures from last year, they have both increased the Libdem majority handsomely! 

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Re: Local election results
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 04:43:50 PM »
By my reckoning, both councillors have been returned "by the skin  of their teeth" if you compare the total votes cast for ALL the candidates and to %turnout at the polls.

My Rydings in my opinion could have done much better and probably would have ousted Mrs Alexander, with the "assistance" of the other candidates, had he made a concerted effort in Marple, perhaps he did not get the support he deserved from the Marple Conservatives. I do hope that he will bounce back next.

Dave Goddard, well what can one say? I hope he remembers that the Job centre might be closed next week!

And Mrs Derbyshire whew! what a close call for her, the deputy leader and just returned with a majority of 24

However that is democracy and I know many of you will be happy and no doubt many of the electorate will now feel that they really should have bothered and voted.

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?ID=55&RPID=620081

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?XXR=0&ID=56&RPID=620311


Fortunately, Stockport will not fall into Labour hands.

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Re: Local election results
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 04:36:03 PM »
By my reckoning, both councillors have been returned "by the skin  of their teeth" if you compare the total votes cast for ALL the candidates and to %turnout at the polls.

My Rydings in my opinion could have done much better and probably would have ousted Mrs Alexander, with the "assistance" of the other candidates, had he made a concerted effort in Marple, perhaps he did not get the support he deserved from the Marple Conservatives. I do hope that he will bounce back next.

Dave Goddard, well what can one say? I hope he remembers that the Job centre might be closed next week!

And Mrs Derbyshire whew! what a close call for her, the deputy leader and just returned with a majority of 24

However that is democracy and I know many of you will be happy and no doubt many of the electorate will now feel that they really should have bothered and voted.

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?ID=55&RPID=620081

http://democracy.stockport.gov.uk/mgElectionAreaResults.aspx?XXR=0&ID=56&RPID=620311
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Re: Local election results
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 02:55:40 PM »
The Marple South majority last year was 455, Marple North 381.

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Local election results
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 02:21:58 PM »
I see that both the incumbent LibDem candidates were returned with healthy majorities yesterday:

Marple North: M Candler 1700, A Finnie 1098.  Majority 602
Marple South: S Alexander 1906, C Rydings 906. Majority 1,000

Does anyone know how these majorities compare with last year?