May 4th Local Election

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Well the votes have been cast and are in the process of being counted.

Already we know that the Tory’s are leading in number of seats gained. A fair few from UKIP but even more from my party Labour.

I cant say that I am surprised by the collapse in the UKIP vote. Their Reason Detra  was a referendum on leaving the EU. Which thanks to David Cameron they got. And being the smaller party in favour of leaving the EU they were pushed to the sidelines in the sidelines int eh campaigning, and weren’t even the first to be spoken to when the result went their way.

The man who is Mr UKIP has stood down from the leadership. Ok not straight away their was a little tooing and froing where he was leader, then he wasn’t, then he was, then he wasn’t again.

Now UKIP’s leader is a man who’s bullshitted about having mates die at Hillsborough. Is under investigation for election fraud after claiming to live in a house that hadn’t been lived in for years to stand in a by election. A by election caused by Tristram Hunt stepping down after being offered any historians dream job.

So UKIP are being sent so far wholesale back down the hole they came from. And, to be honest it has been a long time coming and more then welcome.

As for leader the vote has held so far in wales and only dropped 65 seats in England as i write this.

Not a lot of seat given there’s over a thousand up for grabs this election. But, enough that councils have been lost and as I write one new Regional Major is a Tory.

I have to be honest here, I didn’t vote for my party this time. The first time in my voting  The person standing for my party in my area is someone I have no respect and in fact don’t like. I voted for an independent candidate. A woman who has held both local and county council seats for our area for over twenty years. A massive feat given that normally to get elected in our area all you have to do is wear a blue rosette.

I personally have know this lady for most of the time shes held her seats. My mother was elected to the local council in the same election and as the only Labour councillor she was basically an independent and worked very closely with all the independents. And this lady was the best of the bunch. Slightly annoying and in your face, but worked bloody hard and got the job done.

So on a local level I deemed my vote was best to go to the person who has a long track record of doing right by her constituents and gets things done, over someone who only joined a political party in their dotage and claims that peoples homes don’t exist cause their not easy to get to.

There will more then likely be another long post about the election when its all said an done, but in the mean time I’ll be Volunteering in my local Citizens Advice Office with one eye on the results and one on the training I’m doing to become an advisor.


Chris Huhne

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Thank god this man is finally leaving the government benches.

This whole saga of him, his ex-wife and speeding points has been going on kong enough. I do think that he should resign as an MP as well as a minister though. It has been proven that he has a case to answer for and should not be getting a public pay packet when he will be costing us the tax payer money in crown court fees.

I know that he has been an mp long enough to get a pretty decent pension, but he is young enough and rich enough to not need to use it for legal expenses.

He has put Nick Clegg in even more of an impotant position then he was in before. Clegg has stood by him all through the media speculation and investigation. But, now that loyalty has been proven to be misplaced and come back to bite him on the arse.

I dont know how the Lib Dems can come back from this. In less then two years 40% of their cabinet minister have had to resign. Each time they where well known Lib dems who most people could pick out of a line up easier then Clegg and seemed to have their heads screwed on when it came to dealing with their remit.

The cabinet will be an easier place for the Tories without him since he was the main pain their butts. But, that isn’t any reason to really miss him. For all he has stood up against the Tories they have still managed to push through their evil agenda.

Cant say i have ever heard of Ed Davey before today. Will need to do some research into what he looks like and claims to stand for. As for the other changes in the Lib DEm side of the cabinet theres only one name Norman Lamb i reconise, and i dont think its for a good reason.