The By-elections Thread - 2015-2017 edition

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  1. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    If she's not been in The Archers, I care not for her.
     
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  2. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    My guess is that the Lib Dems will come second.

    Any idea whether the Tory man is a Remainer or a Slave?
     
  3. Sharla

    Sharla The Resistance

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    She was in a Sainsbury's advert you say? The same Sainsbury's as Lord Sainsbury, the former minister under Blair who donated money to Labour and the Lib Dems to support their pro-EU stance?

    WHAT A FUCKING SELL OUT BLAIRITE RED TORY ZIONIST SCUM CUNT etc. DESELECT THE CAPITALIST WHORE.

    Expect an exclusive expose on The Canary soon.
     
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  4. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    It wouldn't surprise me if The Canary completely missed out the other older Sainsbury's Lord Sainsbury who is a Tory life peer.
     
  5. Sharla

    Sharla The Resistance

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    There are rumours that Tracy Brabin once bought a duvet cover from John Lewis - the same John Lewis who's managing director is standing for the Tories in the West Midlands mayoral contest.

    Update: the duvet cover was actually purchased as a present for Tracy by her mother, who gave her the receipt in case she wanted to exchange it. Tracy has now disowned her mother, who will be burned alive on 5th November with the duvet wrapped around her.
     
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  6. Ag

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    So as expected soap lady won by a landslide, while a man that is not David Cameron dropped a shit ton of Tory votes to win. Lib Dems 2nd, Labour down to 3rd.
     
  7. Sharla

    Sharla The Resistance

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    No sooner than two seats have been filled then Zac Goldsmith goes and resigns from his metropolitan elitist Westminster bubble adjacent seat. He's standing as an independent and the Tories won't stand a candidate against him but Zac's pro-Brexit and Richmond voted massively in favour of Remain and the Lib Dems lost the seat in 2010, having previously had Suzanne Kramer and the fucking awful Jenny Tonge as MPs.

    Caroline Pidgeon would surely fancy her chances.

    Also still no news on when Glasgow East's Natalie McGarry might resign, having been charged with embezzlment, one of 3 SNP mps to be investigated by the police in the last year.
     
  8. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    I think the Lib Dems have a candidate already selected. A young lady.

    Bookies have #LibDemFightback as the favourite.
     
  9. Zu-Klara

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    :D
     
  10. PJL

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    If the swing to the Lib Dems is anything like the Witney by-election, then they have a good shot at winning the seat.
     
  11. Sharla

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    UKIP not fielding a candidate in Richmond as they support Zac's Brexit stance. The Lib Dems won't believe their luck.
     
  12. Ag

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    The Lib Dems won't believe #6
     
  13. Kate

    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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    I got a link to apply to stand for Labour. Maybe I'll have a go :)
     
  14. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    You should go for it
     
  15. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    Yay! I'd vote for Kate
     
  16. Sharla

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    Fuck off Zac lol.
     
  17. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Wonderful news.
     
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    Finally! A tiny ray of light!
     
  19. Ellie

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    I thought that would be obvious. Didn't Richmond have the highest percentage of Remain votes in all of London? Smart move for Lib Dem woman.
     
  20. Alex

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    :D hahahahaha amazing
     
  21. Alex

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    If 2016 has taught us anything it's that nothing is obvious anymore!
     
  22. Ellie

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    Looking it up, it didn't but was still pretty high.
     
  23. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Never underestimate the ability of Labour to fuck things up.
     
  24. Sharla

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    Lib Dems were 3.25 to win with Zac 1.33 when I checked yesterday afternoon.

    Labour lost their deposit. Lol x 2

    Another by election next week for the Tories to defend.
     
  25. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    HA HA HA

    TOUGH LUCK RICH BOY
     
  26. octophone

    octophone The Electrocutioner

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    He probably try and get onto Strictly next year....
     
  27. Indie

    Indie Great Tits IN THE SNOW

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    Oh that is wonderful news to wake up to.
     
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    Penelope SMIRKING LESBIAN MOON

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    Labour got fewer votes than their total membership in Richmond Park despite a week of constant 'THE LIB DEMS AND THE TORIES ARE BASICALLY THE SAME' nonsense. GOOD.
     
  29. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    I keep reading THIS

    "In the referendum, the Richmond constituency voted 69% for Remain. In this by-election, Labour & LibDem votes added together make 54% of the vote. So there was a 15% swing against Remain."

    Talk about CLUTCHING AT STRAWS. I also saw some TWAT saying that only 26% of the electorate voted LIB DEM and 50% of people didn't vote LIB DEM so it's not BINDING (tee hee hee)

    ps. A referendum and a byelection are not the same thing and are not in any way comparable. And you want people to stop thinking that you are STUPID :eyes:
     
  30. PJL

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    Bit surprised by the Lib-Dem win, thought they'd be a good second.

    Where's the by-election next week?
     
  31. Ellie

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    Not sure about Richmond Park, but having been in the Twickenham and Richmond constituency most of my life, Labour have never even been a contender in the area. It's always been Lib Dem vs Conservatives in my memory. Sometimes I'm not even sure Labour get a close 3rd. It's quite strange.
     
  32. Sharla

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    Sleaford, who voted 62/38 for leave. Huge Tory majority for the pro-leave MP who had 56% of the vote last year, with Labour on 17% and UKIP 16%.
     
  33. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    No chance of Sleaford changing from Tory hands I would have thought. It even had a massive Tory majority in 1997.
     
  34. Sharla

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    Murmurings that Paul Nuttall and his sexy specs will stand in the forthcoming Leigh by election when Andy Burnham resigns. He tool 53% last year with the Tories second on 22.6% and UKIP on 19.7%. Leigh voted 64/36 for Leave.
     
  35. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    I can't believe we seem to have missed THIS story from last month, it's GOT IT ALL

    RESIGN
     
  36. Sharla

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    As the Nigel Evans trial showed, grabbing someone's cock is NOT sexual assault if you're a Tory MP.

    Still no SNP resignations despite 3 MPs being interviewed by the police and TRANSPORT MINISTER Humza Yousaf being caught by police driving without any insurance due to a "mix up".
     
  37. Sharla

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    Tories win as expected and Labour spinning their drop from second to fourth as a success because they didn't lose their deposit this week.
     
  38. Kate

    Kate she's for the streets BITCH

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    Better news from the Horsehay and Lightmoor seat on Telford & Wrekin Council *grabs desperately at straws* :(

    LAB: 45.9% (+20.5)
    CON: 38.2% (-3.8)
    UKIP: 15.9% (-1.6)
     
  39. Eileen

    Eileen All the better to see you with, my dear.

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    There's a lot of cherry picking of statistics in this thread. Labour were 2nd in 2015 because the Lib Dems collapsed, they came third in 2005. Labour have also increased their majority in all 5 seats in which they already held with the exception of one where they stayed the same. There hasn't been a test of Corbyn's leadership in any by election yet because we haven't had a by election that's a Labour vs someone else marginal.
     
  40. Sharla

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