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Labour predicted to win Stafford in May 2015 General Election by .03% Majority

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Zhaine1989, Feb 22, 2015.

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Who are you planning to Vote for?

  1. Conservative - Jeremy Lefroy

    13 vote(s)
    18.3%
  2. Labour - Kate Godfrey

    32 vote(s)
    45.1%
  3. UKIP - Edward Whitfield

    12 vote(s)
    16.9%
  4. Green - Mike Shone

    7 vote(s)
    9.9%
  5. National Health Action - Karen Howell

    7 vote(s)
    9.9%
  1. andy w

    andy w Well-Known Forumite

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    Is the answer 42?
    I remember looking at some different forms of voting systems that were proposed by the Labour Party in the late 90's and whilst all had their merits they all had drawbacks and witnessing at counts the difficulty some have with putting one cross in a box my opinion was to keep it as simple as possible.
    I believe there is still plenty of merit of having a directly elected MP who represents and is answerable to his or her constituents but the First Past the Post system is unrepresentative of the total votes cast. A recent example of unfair representation was in 1983 when the SDP/Liberal alliance won 25% of the total vote and only won 23 seats whereas Labour won 209 seats with 27%.
    The Scottish parliament is made up of both constituency MSPs and MSPs off party lists depending on the share of the vote covering a region. I'm not too sure about having a mixed chamber as there is distinct differences to the type of representation that is expected of the MSPs. Having two chambers can accommodate both types of representation but which chamber would have the ultimate say on matters is another matter.
     
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  2. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Never mind today's proposal to shut down Stafford Hospital

    Forget Syria

    Tax Evasion? Pah

    What colour is this frock!

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  3. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Mr Marwood this is just 1 massive publicity stunt! Just looked on Roman originals web site and guess what it comes in four colours blue and Black , Red and Black Ivory and Black and pink and black .. Alright the gold and White isn't there but the pink one doesn't exactly look pink ..
     
  4. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    So beige then?
     
  5. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Have the boundaries changed yet again from the last election?

    Speaking with one of my village idiot friends last night and he said they have gone from Stone to Stafford to Stone in successive elections ... ( Ellenhall way )

    He also said their alternative candidate to Bill Cash was twelve years of age:rofl:

    I thought you had to be 16?
     
  6. Kickstart

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    I would suggest a salary higher than that AND keeping a decent pension.

    But with the restriction that they could receive no other income other than that salary / pension for the rest of their lives. No other paid employment, no share income, no payments for after dinner speeches, etc. Stops any kickbacks / seats on boards / etc for behaviour indulged in while in parliament. Sure they could be given a directorship in a large company, if they were prepared to give their time for free.

    But would need something to stop the kickbacks just going to spouses, etc.

    All the best

    K
     
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  7. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Yes, that is where I am trying go with this. Of course we all know about the law and the wealthy, it doesn't apply to them
     
  8. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Mandatory prison terms for absolutely any breach of the rules would be high on my list, each rule should have a jail term applied with the more dishonest ones around 10 years (to be served consecutively).
     
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    Tories ban control orders supported by Nick Clegg. Now tories are clambering to reintroduce them. How David wishes he did not listen to the Lib Dems.
     
  10. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Don't dare a person who has nothing else left to lose
     
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  12. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Pretty much sums up my employment status right now, I suspect once I find something I'm happy to go to I'll be fired for deliberate gross misconduct :P
     
  13. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    What job do you want?
     
  14. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Council member looks promising right now, I've mastered the word sorry in advance.
     
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  15. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Although if we're being honest I'm probably best described as a database bloke with strong web skills, not a graphic designer but strong HTML plus javascript/classic ASP for the client/server ends. I also fix/build hardware and have been a sysadmin for a smallish (35 people) company.
     
  16. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I understood the bit where you said bloke
     
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    Better still, there will soon be a vacancy for Borough Council Chief Exec, if you think you could survive on only about £100k for a part time job. Just make sure you practise phrases like 'sincere apology', 'time to move on', 'unfortunate misunderstanding', 'robust process' and 'we were unaware'.
     
  18. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Latest Polls have the Conservative Party to hold the seat of Stafford

    With an overall majority of 15

    Here are a list of prices for a visit to the doctors with the real cost of the new prescriptions

    Plus the cost of your new medical insurance policy
     
  19. 1JKz

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    You got any more info and detail on the "latest polls" you mention Marwood?

    I see a latest poll, (you started) and we (the true representation of Stafford, haa) have Labour ahead, I'm sure your poll has just as enough latestness about it!
     
  20. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    http://may2015.com/category/seat-calculator/

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    Re here... Bunch of Lefties ;)
     
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