On 5 May 2017 at 9:38am Castle Gate wrote:
For East Sussex County Council election results, there's an interesting tally, including an up-to-date map, here (at the link below).
Check it out here »
On 5 May 2017 at 10:36am Harry wrote:
Can anyone explain to me why people are giving a thumbs down response to a link to a results table?
On 5 May 2017 at 10:42am Historian wrote:
Probably because there are no LOCAL results on it yet, maybe
On 5 May 2017 at 11:29am Purple mane wrote:
And that its stating the obvious. I was thinking of starting a new thread entitled 'helpful hints: to avoid tripping up whilst walking, don't tie your shoelaces together.'
On 5 May 2017 at 12:14pm We'vehadourfun wrote:
Because posting links and cut and pasting is just dull. These people think we can't use the telly Internet news papers for ourselves
On 5 May 2017 at 12:35pm Counter wrote:
Good to see the leader of the UKIP group on ESCC lose his seat at Peacehaven. He couldn't even get half as many votes as the Labour candidate.
On 5 May 2017 at 1:12pm Jonny wrote:
UKIPers now voting Tory. Next best option for fascists.
On 5 May 2017 at 1:36pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Thanks for posting the link, OP.
Eastbourne's starting to look quite yellow. Could be bad news for Caroline Ansell next month.
On 5 May 2017 at 1:42pm Cyclaman wrote:
LAB - 568
LD - 757
IND - 2370
SOC - 19
GRN - 307
CON - 263
On 5 May 2017 at 1:49pm @clyclamen wrote:
Good!despite the smear campaign on here by do gooder liberal types.
On 5 May 2017 at 1:53pm Zebedee wrote:
Yes. Good indeed.
Now, what about Bridge results?
On 5 May 2017 at 1:56pm Zebedee wrote:
Oh. The Tory got in for Chailey and the Liberal for Bridge (closely followed by the Green candidate Johnny Dennis).
On 5 May 2017 at 2:13pm Counter wrote:
Things are looking grim for Ms Caulfield.
On 5 May 2017 at 2:30pm Hooky wrote:
Tories take control of the council. So much for the bleating Lewes-centric types with their damned signs and posters.
Things are looking good for Ms Caulfield, as the constituency isn't just the clever clogs in Lewes.
On 5 May 2017 at 2:59pm progressiveboy wrote:
Lewes labour need to wake up to the reality of the impending general election. Want the tories out? then you've got to go"progressive" . Want them forming the next government? then keep your head in the sand and keep on voting labour. Your choice!
On 5 May 2017 at 4:14pm Counter wrote:
Tactical voting will defeat Caulfield. Labour supporters voted for Baker until he sullied himself by joining a coalition with the Tories. Now is the time to return to the Lib Dems and back the Progressive Alliance movement, which is the ONLY way to minimise the number of Tories in parliament.
On 5 May 2017 at 4:31pm Turnout wrote:
Everything has conspired recently to the advantage of the tories,including brexit folk on a guilt trip,and made full use of by the Tory spin doctors.Well hat's off to them that's politics,but two years down the line when it's looking grim it would be nice to have some sort of opposition surely.
On 5 May 2017 at 6:34pm Clifford wrote:
@clyclamen wrote: 'Good!despite the smear campaign on here by do gooder liberal types.'
Interesting that you don't think ROK does any good as a councillor. Hardly a glowing testimonial on your part.
On 5 May 2017 at 6:59pm Floater wrote:
I don't think that tactical voting will defeat Caulfield. I'm sure the Lib Dems will get a good number of Labour and Green votes - but not as many as Caulfield will get from ex UKIP voters. I think there's a possibility that the Lib Dems will lose a fair number of voters too as people get drawn in to the "strong and stable" message and feel that May is the best person to get us through Brexit.
On 5 May 2017 at 8:10pm A Person wrote:
The other narrative is that "Brexit" is going to end in disaster which is why May has called an election now. I think there are probably quite a lot of Tory voters who strongly believe that the Tories can't be granted an open mandate for Brexit, especially after her extraordinary speech about "threats" from the EU. I think those voters might well migrate away from MC's craven "leave at any cost" position and vote LibDem.
On 5 May 2017 at 8:28pm Earl wrote:
@Floater - There's every reason to think that tactical voting will work. Maria Caulfield achieved a pretty small majority on the back of voters punishing the LibDems for the coalition. That won't be an issue this time and the thousands who switched to Labour and Green (many voting with their heart rather than tactically) will now switch back. Judging by the window stickers, the future is orange.
On 5 May 2017 at 8:58pm Floater wrote:
@Earl. Labour and Green combined got 7.5 thousand votes last time. Even if a large proportion of those shift to LibDem then they're likely to be offset by a large proportion of ex UKIP voters choosing to vote Tory (there were 5.5 thousand UKIP voters here last time). There hasn't event been a UKIP candidate named for Lewes as far as I know and if there isn't then all of those votes will be up for grabs. Caulfield won by over 1000 votes so the LibDems will need to pick up nearly all Labour and Green voters in that scenario. I think that a large proportion of the Labour voters will shift to the LibDems but there's a hard core Green vote - particularly in Lewes town - and I'm not convinced that many of them will join the tactical voting.
The big unknown of course will be turnout. There seems to be a fair bit of apathy at the moment.
On 5 May 2017 at 9:11pm Conservative Hold wrote:
Forget all your tactical voting. No chance. Maria is home and dry already. And rightly so. She is the most concientious and hard working mp we have had in living memory. Puts that clown baker to shame.
On 5 May 2017 at 9:59pm @floater wrote:
According to the green canvassing my house that is exactly what they will do,I fact the greens are the champions of tactical voting in the up and coming elections.
On 5 May 2017 at 10:07pm Teddybear wrote:
I live in lewes and I have never seen Marie caulifield she lives in rotting dean I thought you had to live in lewes so if you have a problem you can go and see her get her out vote lib dem in lewes people
On 5 May 2017 at 10:09pm Normans Wisdom wrote:
What has Ms Caulfield achieved as an mp? Answers on a postage stamp please......
On 6 May 2017 at 5:50am Howard wrote:
A lot more than Baker she's got my vote
On 6 May 2017 at 8:02am Englishman wrote:
Now that we have a Conservative controlled County Council, and shortly likely to have a strong Conservative government, those who don't already should try to live up to their standards instead of complaining about life.
On 6 May 2017 at 9:01am Pedro wrote:
@ englishman - live "up"? You mean get used to a fall in living standards?! I'm looking forward to longer waiting times, more poverty in the area, more and larger potholes to navigate around. Enjoy the race to the bottom.
On 7 May 2017 at 8:32pm Fairmeadow wrote:
LibDems may get the Green vote if The Greens decide not to put up a candidate, but the Corbynistas will be standing. Labour Brexiteers, of whom there are a lot, won't be voting for the LibDems anyway.