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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…

2015 General Election Day 38: With the finish line in sight…

…it’s make your mind up time. Polling stations open around 12 hours after I’m writing this, and close 15 hours after that. Then Britain gets to make its real decision: BBC, ITV or Channel 4 for the election night coverage. Or you could…

More Tory negative campaigning in Colchester

One thing that’s interested me this election is that the Tories appear to not be bothering in the local election in my ward. We haven’t received a single leaflet from them mentioning their local election candidate, but that’s not too much of a…

2015 General Election Day 37: John Thurso’s Huge Manatee chases King Arthur to Land’s End

There’s one question that’s been predominant in my thoughts today: as the leaders set off on their final legs of their great campaign tours, some of them are promising to campaign day and night and go without sleep. So, how exactly do you…

Another stop on the farewell tour

Only a few days left for me as a councillor – I’m not quite sure if my term ends when my replacement is announced on Friday, or if I’m technically still in office over the weekend – but I’ve been chatting with Jason…

Next time Tories complain about negative campaigning, show them this

As in the rest of the country, our local Tories are never averse to screaming ‘dirty Lib Dem negative campaigning’ when anyone says something that’s less-than-positive about them (and those sort of comments are frequent in Colchester when they propose silly ideas like…

Meet the new candidates, same as the old candidates

The Colchester nomination list was published about a minute after I published that last post, and it confirmed that there’d be six candidates (austerity bites with a 33% cut in the number of candidates), but also something else I’ve mentioned before. In 2010,…

Stepping down

Those of you in Colchester likely already know this, but let’s make it official: I won’t be standing for re-election to Colchester Borough Council this year, so my eight years on the Council will be coming to an end in May. It’s been…

Review: The Fitzrovia Radio Hour’s Dracula at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester

It’s been a while since I’ve done a review of anything here, but I wanted to spread the word about this production, in the hope that it might spur some of you into going to see it. The Fitzrovia Radio Hour are a…

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