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It’s polling day…

After all these weeks of campaigning, I can give you news of one confirmed loss from this election campaign – several pounds of weight from me. The election diet plan has had a very positive effect on me over the past few weeks,…

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…

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…

A long shot, but it might just work

Someone’s started up a petition on the Number 10 website to introduce STV in local elections in England. I’ve long thought that this would be a decent step to improving local democracy and accountability, so if you feel the same, why not go…

Key by-election news

I wrote last week about the odd situation in Gwynedd, where a lack of candidates forced a non-election in one ward, and that ward turned out to be crucial for overall control of the Council. Nominations for the ensuing by-election have now closed,…

Schrodinger’s ballot box – is it empty or full?

A couple of days ago, we had the story of the council ward in Wales with no candidates, and now we have the story of the ballot box in Glasgow that may or may not contain no votes. It seems that Glasgow Council…

The Gwynedd knife edge

One of the things about having a lot of local elections taking place at the same time is that it’s possible for a lot of rare situations to arise, just by the pure chance of probabilities. And sometimes, if you’re very lucky, two…

Local news and local elections

With the election over, I got to return to one of favourite evening pastimes (after canvassing, of course) – shouting at the TV when Look East is covering politics. Firstly, they clearly have an issue in getting accurate information about what’s going on.…

The result

As I’ve already had one phone call this morning asking how I did, here’s the result for Castle Ward: Nick Barlow (Lib Dem): 1113 Green: 715 Conservative: 583 Labour: 368 Thanks to everyone who voted for me, and I look forward to representing…

Why vote for me today?

First, I want to thank the voters of Castle Ward for giving me the chance to represent you as one of your councillors for the last four years. Representing the oldest part of Britain’s oldest recorded town has been a great honour, and…

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