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Polegate Results

On 6 Jun 2009 at 12:17am Simonindelicate wrote:
Hi, occasional reader, first time poster...
Does anyone know the story behind the Polegate council seat results?
From the eastsussex.gov.uk website:
Wealden District Council
People eligible to vote: 14,282. Turnout: 98%
Candidate Party Votes % of votes
FENTON, Kirsty Conservative 1,734 12.4%
MARTIN, Roy Liberal Democrat 1,473 10.5%
MURRAY, Douglas Malcolm Conservative 1,573 11.2%
SHING, Daniel Dak Yan Independent 3,452 24.7%
SHING, Stephen Sai Hung Independent 3,834 27.4%
TICEHURST, Catharine Louisa UK Independence 406 2.9%
TICEHURST, Alan Michael UK Independence 493 3.5%
WATKINS, Andy Liberal Democrat 1,035 7.4%
Independent win (two seats).
Two Shings elected with over half of an 98% turnout?
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On 6 Jun 2009 at 12:46am Simonindelicate wrote:
Actually, I think someone forgot to divide by two somewhere - all the two seat results have suspiciously high turnout figures.
On 6 Jun 2009 at 6:30pm Retired Archbishop wrote:
Proof that people who work for their constituents rather than a party are worthy of a vote. The only sad thing is that Roy Martin who has served Polegate for so long has been unceremoniously dumped. He is known to Lewesians as the man behind the Expedient Jazz band and even in his mid eighties, he still carries and plays the bass drum each November 5th. Says a lot for some of the jessies who moan about the size of the crosses which they carry a few hundred yards and they are a quarter of his age. And yes, everyone had two votes.
On 6 Jun 2009 at 8:08pm Jazz man wrote:
Problem is, in this case the Shings work for themselves and dupe their constituents. There were four of them from the same family standing across 3 constituencies, and we're supposed to believe they're non-political. The youngest one lives in London but was trying to get elected for Alfriston, East Hoathly and Hellingly an area which he has 0 involvement with. The ringleader, Stephen Shing, takes credit for campaigns he has nothing to do with and poor old Roy, who still campaigns his socks off gets dumped by people who want someone 'non-political'. I'm gutted for him.
On 7 Jun 2009 at 6:46am Retired Archbishop wrote:
In this secret ballot, i will disclose that I voted for Roy because of his track record over many decades but Shing does work very hard for the community as well. Roy will hopefully continue on teh Town and District councils.
On 9 Jun 2009 at 4:36pm Rowen Morland wrote:
So what's the story behind the Shing's? This is the first I've heard of them.

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