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Mr Blackman Commends Himself

On 12 Jun 2015 at 6:54am Paul Newman wrote:
A less than enthralling piece from the great and mighty Cllr Rob Blackman discretely posted on Con Home.
This passage was rather sweet
"we only polled 800 more votes than in 2010. The Lib Dem support just crumbled giving ground to the Greens, Labour and probably some UKIP. The same was true in Eastbourne. However, what is really interesting is that in the Eastbourne Borough elections people stuck with the Lib Dems and even returned more of them to the council chamber.
It makes me think therefore that our success was not merely based on a great parliamentary result but because people were discerning and did vote for the people locally they thought would do a good job."
I think he is saying that it is the sheer personal brilliance of people like eeeerm ....Cllr Blackman should not be ignored when we try to explain the election success.......
uh huh...

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On 12 Jun 2015 at 12:12pm Old Bloke wrote:
Better be careful or the race police will be on your back
On 12 Jun 2015 at 5:25pm Peasant wrote:
Certainly a lot of people voted for the person rather than the party this time round. Out in Ringmer twice as many people voted for one Tory and one Lib Dem as for the other four candidates from the same parties, and I noted the same thing happening in Seaford, Newhaven and Lewes.
I think that is encouraging. There isn't much party politics in deciding which planning applications should be approved, how the few remaining council houses should be allocated or when the rubbish should be picked up from your house.

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