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county council elections - VOTE AGAINST THE CUTS TODAY

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JuliaScurr Wed 01-May-13 12:07:32

Most cuts fall on local government
Vote against the cuts
Elect councillors who refuse to implement cuts
other anti-cuts candidates may be available

MiniTheMinx Thu 02-May-13 21:16:48

Just got back in from voting, no tusc in my area so voted labour......again.

BMW6 Fri 03-May-13 08:35:58

Looks like a massive fail by Labour and Lib Dems.........Tories keep overall control & huge UKIP gains.
Looks to me like the unpalatable truth is that majority of voters support the cuts, otherwise Labour would have doine far far better than this.

scaevola Fri 03-May-13 08:39:18

UKIP are definitely the winners.

Both they and Labour are inadequate in setting out an economic policy. If UKIP move faster than Labour, then Labour is sunk. (LibDems probably beyond salvage in the short term ay least).

tiggytape Fri 03-May-13 08:45:57

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dogsandcats Fri 03-May-13 09:23:13

I get the impression that MN is very out of whack with other voters. or else many posters are afraid to post what they really think, politacally wise, or else they may even lie on here

tiggytape Fri 03-May-13 09:49:33

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CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 03-May-13 10:14:03

We've retained a Conservative council. They're pretty effective locally, we still have libraries, sure-start centres and good services, the council tax has been frozen. If there are cuts they're not making a big impact here.

LaVolcan Fri 03-May-13 14:58:51

Well, in Oxfordshire we have had massive cuts in libraries. In some seats UKIP have split the Tory vote and helped to deny them an overall majority by one seat. This includes letting Labour in, in the heart of Cameron country of Witney south and central.

Chipstick10 Fri 03-May-13 15:40:26

I expected labour to do better actually. It was a given the Tories would do badly.

JuliaScurr Fri 03-May-13 21:00:57

LaVolcan grin

MrsBungle Fri 03-May-13 21:05:08

Labour have taken Nottinghamshire from the Tories. In this region even where conservatives kept their seats they were by much less of a percentage.

tiggytape Fri 03-May-13 22:32:15

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CogitoErgoSometimes Sat 04-May-13 07:36:04

If the UKIP success is anything to go by, the mood of the electorate at the moment has swung wildly to the right... further right than the Tories, even. Their dog-whistle little Englander agenda is the polar opposite to liberal. Far from Labour 'converting current feeling' therefore, their Socialism-Lite approach appears to be at completely the wrong end of the policital spectrum.

LaVolcan Sat 04-May-13 08:18:27

I don't think you can always go by Local Elections or Bye - elections. 20 odd years ago the SDP were riding high and hoping to replace Labour, as far as I recall. Where are they now? They joined up with the Liberals and now the Lib Dems are getting a pasting.

20 years ago too, the Tories got wiped out in local elections and looked to be completely finished. Last set of local elections they almost got a clean sweep.

Some people voting for UKIP are voting for a 'non of the above' choice.

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