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Guest Post: Grace Goodlad on why it’s Time 4 Tim and a fresh start

(In addition to my ‘Bloggers for Tim’ list, I’m also opening up the blog to guest posts from people supporting him for leader. The latest one is from Grace Goodlad, and if you want to follow in her footsteps, please get in touch!)…

Where did the Lib Dem voters go?

Seth Thevoz and Lewis Baston have a very interesting new post on the Social Liberal Forum website, looking in detail at the 57 seats the Liberal Democrats defended at this year’s general election. It’s worth reading the whole thing because, as Jonathan Calder…

Meanwhile, in Canada…

Having just done the roundup of the most popular posts for the last three months, it occurs to me that many of you reading this are election junkies just like me and are no doubt getting pretty jittery awaiting your next fix. Well,…

How the Tories pushing city Mayors has re-opened the door to electoral reform

Yesterday saw an expected yet still disappointing response from the Government to the various post-election electoral reform petitions. Expected, because we all know that there’s no way this Government is going to concede electoral reform, yet disappointing because it reveals that the minister…

Some data on seats won by Liberal Democrat since 1992

I’ve spent most of today gathering together some data about Liberal Democrat Parliamentary seats for my dissertation, and figured that some of you might find it interesting. The data set is Liberal Democrat seats won at a general election or by-election since 1992,…

If Labour truly want to challenge the Tories, they need to embrace electoral reform

Having a small masochistic streak in me, I watched some of Andrew Marr’s show this morning, so got to see Yvette Cooper saying that maybe adopting the Tory manifesto for their next set of policies wasn’t the best approach for the Labour Party.…

Should your vote be worth less as you get older?

I’m sure we’re all aware that the older you are, the more likely you are to vote, with the effect that politicians often ignore the needs of the young in favour of the old. After all, you’re always going to be more interested…

Election number-crunching: vote shares and differential turnout

I’ve been looking through the election numbers (and thanks to Stanno on Twitter for a spreadsheet packed full of election data) and here’s a few things I’ve noticed. The Liberal Democrats lost votes everywhere. There aren’t any chinks of light in seats where…

2015 Colchester local election results

As I get people coming here looking for them, I’ll post them as I get them so the post will be updated as the evening goes on. Click here for the General Election result. (These are for the original Colchester in Essex, England…

Colchester 2015 General Election result

I’ve spotted a few people landing here after googling for the result, so here it is. Will Quince (Conservative) 18,919 Bob Russell (Liberal Democrat) 13,344 Jordan Newell (Labour) 7,852 John Pitts (UKIP) 5,870 Mark Goacher (Green) 2499 Ken Scrimshaw (Christian People’s Alliance) 109…

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