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    The only way I'll ever consider supporting the Tories is if William Hague comes to be their leader, and since that isn't very likely, I doubt I'll ever vote for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhoenixFire View Post
    The only way I'll ever consider supporting the Tories is if William Hague comes to be their leader, and since that isn't very likely, I doubt I'll ever vote for them.


    Hague is our MP where i live..he isnt a bad sort of guy considering he's a tory!!
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    The older I get, the less I care. Let's be honest, whatever I do at the election box, it's going to make no difference whatsoever to my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    What does everyone think of Brown not calling an election.
    The Murdoch media juggernaught essentially forced him to back down. Despicable.


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    So, Labour have taken a hammering in the council elections, with plenty of gains by the Tories. I think it's pretty clear that large portions of the nation want change.

    Interesting to see how the capital will go.
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    No change here, Conservatives have always had Trafford in the bag, bar the 96-2003 era when the party was really in the turd. Been a right bitter campaign round here due to the fact there rebuilding the town centre, and both parties are blaming each other for it not being on schedule (how about blaming the fat builders?) Wouldnt have been surprised to see labour gain a couple of seats, as they've been campaigning with the claws out, but they actually lost one.


    TBH, think the massive battering is down to the economy going a bit tits up, and the shambles that is the 10p tax. Brown REALLY got that wrong at the worst possible time


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    Oxford must be the only local council in the country that has had Labour gains. We now have no Conservative councillors in the whole city.

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    We didn't have elections here, but I'm sure it would have gone like this:

    Cbf - 50%
    Tories - 40%
    BNP - 8%
    Lib Dems - 1%
    Labour - 1%

    Apparently, when they count votes here, what they do is just count how many votes aren't for the Conservatives, as that's much quicker than doing it properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Oxford must be the only local council in the country that has had Labour gains. We now have no Conservative councillors in the whole city.
    I think Liverpool had Labour gains actually, and there was a small controversy with Libs clinging to power only because of a late defection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Pickup View Post
    Oxford must be the only local council in the country that has had Labour gains. We now have no Conservative councillors in the whole city.
    Oxford?!! Does no one in gown bother to vote?!
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    Strange place Oxford, world-class University, Birkenheadesque population in parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Strange place Oxford, world-class University, Birkenheadesque population in parts
    My bit is all Lib Dem and Green. The East side is all Labour.

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    Must be the East side that is Birkenheadesque then.

    Not that I'm suggesting that all ****holes are Labour areas, but y'know...if the cap fits and all

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Must be the East side that is Birkenheadesque then.

    Not that I'm suggesting that all ****holes are Labour areas, but y'know...if the cap fits and all
    Blackbird Leys is the bit you're on about.

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    Mate of mine who studied there said the whole lot was dodgy but I wasn't having that

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