Friday, May 07, 2010

Election results (Dorset South) and Purbeck District Council (Swanage South)

Name Party Votes      %     +/-
       Richard Drax                       Conservative 22,667       45.1     +7.1
       Jim Knight                       Labour 15,224       30.3     -11.4
       Ros Kayes                       Liberal Democrat 9,557       19.0     +3.2
       Mike Hobson                       UK Independence Party 2,034       4.0     +0.8
       Brian Heatley                         Green 595       1.2     +1.2
      Andy Kirkwood                       Movement for Active Democracy 233       0.5     +0.5
     Majority     7,443    14.8%
Turnout    50,310     68.1%   -1%








Purbeck District Council (Swanage South)

Gary Suttle (Cons): 1391
Mike Hadley (Lib Dem): 945
Max Stanford (Labour): 735

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done Richard!

Anonymous said...

Bad luck Mike!

Anonymous said...

Well done Max!

Anonymous said...

Which PDC seat did the conservatives loose?

Anonymous said...

How can you say weel done to someone who finnishes 3rd in a 3 horse race?

Anonymous said...

They tried.

Anonymous said...

Knowing the political complexion of Swanage Labour never were going to pick up the pdc seat and Max did well to get over 700 votes.

Anonymous said...

Conservative Gary Suttle's vote was down by 8.3%, the Labour vote up 3.5%. The LD vote down 1.7% so overall Swanage South had a swing to Labour and away from the other parties. The straw hat party was up a bit as well.

Anonymous said...

What a damn shame we've lost Jim.
South Dorset's got the blues, in more than one sense.

Anonymous said...

What a damn shame we've lost Jim.
South Dorset's got the blues, in more than one sense.

No you have that wrong now we have someone who will put country before himself one more piece of the labour bad apple cut out.

Anonymous said...

And exactly how will Drax put the country before himself? (especially if he plans to run his estate for 2 days a week). Don't make me laugh.

Anonymous said...

Our new MP in the Echo

Richard Drax, the seat’s new Tory MP, said the discussions about a deal with the Lib Dems were “way above my pay grade”.

“Clearly the most important thing is we’ve got to have a government and soon. We’ve got this big economic mess to sort out and we can’t sit around doing nothing,” he said.

He said promising the Lib Dems proportional representation would be “a step too far”.

“I do not believe this country would benefit from such a voting system because of the nature and history of this country. We are not German,” he said.“If we do it, we’ll regret it forever more,” he said.

Oh dear. You voted Stan Boardman in

Anonymous said...

Be afraid. Be very afraid....


I am. Depressingly so.

Anonymous said...

What a sad lot of left wing idoits we have in Swanage pack up and b&££er of back to t London.

Anonymous said...

Is it possible that you haven't been listening to Dave squirming over electoral reform?

Trust the Tories - nah!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
What a sad lot of left wing idoits we have in Swanage pack up and b&££er of back to t London.

You are probably right. Studies have shown that the reason rural folk vote Tory is an inbred 'serf' mentality. Thankfully the numbers of such people being able to vote will eventually dwindle due to the loss of opposable thumbs.

Anonymous said...

"What a sad lot of left wing idoits we have in Swanage pack up and b&££er of back to t London."

Thats the authentic voice of the brain-free brigade. Anything and everything they don't like comes from outside, whether its outside the town or outside the country. Its part of the mindset of people like this that views that diverge from theirs are imported. It has become a parody of itself but lacks the insight to be aware of this. Sounds like they have the MP they deserve now.

Incidentally PR failed to get a commons majority by 7 votes on a bill in 1917, one was passed in 1930 but the government fell before it could become law. The conservatives always opposed it for the simple reason that they would loose out. Nothing new there then.

Anonymous said...

'Studies have shown that the reason rural folk vote Tory is an inbred 'serf' mentality.'

And are you perchance refering to our wonderful Monarchy?

Anonymous said...

"What a sad lot of left wing idoits we have in Swanage pack up and b&££er of back to t London."
OI! What about us left wing idiots that grew up here?

Anonymous said...

Y'know, I'm disappointed, I always thought that I was the only left winger in town!

Come the Autumn election p'raps you and I should meet.

Anonymous said...

Sadly the right get away with the pretence that their outlook is somehow the "natural" one to have and we fall for it because we like to see ourselves as opposing orthodoxies.

In fact, the place was predominantly Liberal until towards the end of the nineteenth century since when the sensible progressives have been completely swamped by generations of blue incomers. Anyone local who wanted to do anything for the town by getting on the council has had no choice but to placate the blue tide by standing on their ticket. A number of tory town councillors have come up with some oddly old labour views over the years.

Anonymous said...

im gutted for the retard who wanted people to vote for themselves and richard drax is a homo and swanage are all farmers so thats why cons won.

Anonymous said...

12.02........speaks for him/herself.

Just the sort of layabout 'moron on benefits' who disgrace themselves through every utterance. Churchill was right about dealing with the ilk this person represents.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, oh dear. The blessed Saint Winston again. Feet of clay I am afraid but he showed what you could do with the media behind you.

Anonymous said...

Do you mean defeat Hitler and rescue Europe from Fascism?

If that's the definition of a man with feet of clay, I'm all for him!!!
As was all of Britain in the war.

Or are you a 'Conchie'? (Google it if you need to.)

Take a deep breath, exhale, and accept the fact that you lost. There, there.....all better now??

Anonymous said...

Granted he did want us to re-arm, but then he was a bloke who'd earnt his living fighting and writing about it but in 1935 he said that Hitler might yet "go down in history as the man who restored honour and peace of mind to the great Germanic nation and brought it back serene, helpful and strong, to the forefront of the European family circle."

He also planned to start WW3 against the Russians. Luckily for us the Yanks and the Russians, who were the ones who actually won the war, didn't want to play.

It's always puzzled me that if the whole country were behind him, why did the returning soldiers and the rest of the country dump him at the 1st opportunity?

A loony and a great orator, just what you need during a war!

Labour In Swanage said...

Anyone remember 'PeerDrax', the drink ... oh, I've spelt it wrong ... shouldn't have sent we Labour types to grammar school in the sixties, this is what happens.

The locals have a Conservative Club and they think that's the only party to vote for ... cheap drinks I guess, on Ashcroft.

I hope the Tories will reuse their massive collection of illegally positioned roadside placards at future elections, I'll bet the timber frames were not from sustainable forests as they are the party of waste aren't they?

Anonymous said...

I have it on good authority that the placards will be used to create fox dens in preparation for the restoration of hunting with hounds which is sure to come (excepting the Bankes/NT land, where it is banned by covenant).

I bet you forgot about the hunting ban, did you??

Won't Drax look luvverly in his Hunter wellies and hunting pinks??

Better keep your cat indoors when you hear the hunting horns.......

Anonymous said...

Do you mean defeat Hitler and rescue Europe from Fascism?

That is romantic fiction. The Russians and Americans defeated Germany. The British contribution was minor. Spain and Portugal were not rescued from Fascism at all giving the lie to the claim that the war was fought to rid the world of fascism. At the end of the war Churchill backed a fascist style takeover in Greece as it had not been made part of the Russian sphere or influence and there was concern the CP would seize power.

Anonymous said...

Um, well, politicians, history and the troof.

I wonder what we'll be saying about Chas, sorry, Nick, 'n' Dave in 5 months, years, decades time?

Looking at those two today I wondered if cloning had been limited to sheep!

Yellow tie Nick, blue tie Dave - repeat ad infinitum

Anonymous said...

Wasn't Drax wonderful today? Hasn't got his brogues under the desk before he starts attacking his own party. What a tedious, boorish man.

I hear tell he was a pretty poor tv presenter as well.

Yer gets wot yer sow.........

Anonymous said...

I was looking at stuff on the web about Churchill and came across this which is such a hoot I must share it.

http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/obscure2/druid.html

It is titled "Churchill’s Druids and Britain's Satanic Prime Minister"

Most American neocons, or teabaggers as they are now known, think he was wonderful but a minority thing he was a disaster and caused the loss of the Empire. His reputation in conservative circles here is mixed with the right wingers finding a lot to criticise.

By 1946 Churchill was popular but the record of his party on social and economic issues in the 30s was so dreadful that nothing could save him. What did he have to offer in the peace beyond scratchy records of morale boosting speeches, often read by the man who did Larry the Lamb because Winnie had been hitting the bottle and was a trifle slurred by the time he got into the studio.

Anonymous said...

American tea baggers would not have a clue about Churchill, and most would misidentify a photo of him with cigar with their spiritual leader, Rush Limbaugh.

(Google him to see the likeness.)

By the way, it's the Tea Party Movement, not Tea Baggers, a derogatory term whose meaning I will spare you. Tea Partyers would comfortably fit in between UKIP and BNP. The difference is that Tea Partyers legally and openly carry arms, much to the BNP's envy!!

Anonymous said...

Neocons are a small, well focused, elite, and highly-educated lobbying group of pro-Israel/American exceptionalism views. They would have no desire to be associated with Tea Party movement people, whose views they would view as scattered and simplistic.

Anonymous said...

www.urbandictionary.com has a list of definitions of teabagger most of which are not complimentary to the US right wing, the latter, understandably, are a little touchy about the term.