Tag Archives: 2010 general election

I’d like to thank the Academy…

The observant amongst you will have noticed that I’m not at Liberal Democrat Conference this year. I had originally intended to go, but then events (the Tour of Britain on Friday, the Free Festival yesterday and various meetings next week) got in the way and meant it wouldn’t really have been worth my while to […]

Just happy to be nominated

I’ve been nominated in the 2010 Liberal Democrat Voice Blog Of The Year Awards, which probably seems rather odd given how little blogging I’ve done in the last twelve months. And so it would be, if it was for blogging, but instead it’s for the early morning Twitter conversation with Justin that turned into a […]

2010 General Election Diary final entry: A long day

To finish off my series of election entries, I’ll sum up what happened on the day itself. I’ll write another post later on that looks at what happens next, but this is just about what happened on election day, and the night after…and a little bit of the morning after too. I was up at […]

General Election 2010: Colchester result

Bob Russell (Liberal Democrat): 22151 Will Quince (Conservative): 15169 Jordan Newell (Labour): 5680 John Pitts (UKIP): 1350 Sidney Chaney (BNP): 705 Peter Lynn (Green): 694 Eddie Bone (English Democrats): 335 Garryck Noble (People’s Party Essex): 35 Paul Shaw: 20 So, Bob’s back for a fourth term, with an increased number of votes, majority and share […]

2010 General Election Diary Day 31: This is it

Assuming the clock on my website’s server is right, then as this post goes live, polling will have started in the General Election. And on this day of all days, I’d like to appeal to activists of all parties to think back over the lessons learned during this campaign and come together as one to […]

2010 General Election Diary Day 30: All over bar the voting

As the battlebuses pull into their last stops, and the last hordes of activists run through ever-darkening streets to push that one last leaflet that might make the difference through that one last letterbox, the election finally gets handed over to the voters. Yes, at last we’ll get the answer to the question that’s been […]

Vote music

Right, the man responsible for this – amongst so many other crime against music – has come out for the Tories today: And don’t let it be forgotten that this man has been campaigning with David Cameron: And never let this man’s Tory allegiances be forgotten: Meanwhile, this was created by a Liberal Democrat: And […]

2010 General Election Diary Day 29: Paper shortage

Do you remember four weeks ago? When BBC News spent half an hour showing us live footage of Gordon Brown’s car driving through London, when David Cameron told us he was going to campaign for the ‘great ignored’ and the media didn’t really care who Nick Clegg was? Yes, we’re four weeks into this campaign, […]

2010 General Election Diary Day 28: A 23% swing from Fish to hurricanes

I should remember to never talk about the weather. Yesterday doesn’t appear to have been a blip in the generally sunny election we’ve been having, and the rain has returned. Typical Bank Holiday weather, of course, including a brief hailstorm, but really scuppers the best laid plans of deliverers and canvassers. That didn’t stop electioneering […]

2010 General Election Diary Day 27: The Ice Age is coming

It couldn’t last, of course. All bubbles burst, all things that have been feeling so good for such a long period have to eventually drop back down to the norm, and perhaps even below the norm in order to appease the law of averages that govern this sort of thing. Yes, today was the first […]