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Eastleigh By-Election: Who would you vote for?


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Poll: Who would you vote for in the Eastleigh By-Election? (25 member(s) have cast votes)

Who would you vote for in the Eastleigh By-Election?

  1. COLIN BEX - Wessex Regionalists (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. DAVID BISHOP - Elvis Loves Pets Party (3 votes [12.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  3. JIM DUGGAN - Peace Party (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. RAY HALL - Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party (2 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  5. HOWLING LAUD HOPE - Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party (2 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  6. MARIA HUTCHINGS - Conservative (2 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  7. DIANE JAMES - UK Independence Party (3 votes [12.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  8. DR IAIN MACLENNAN - National Health Action Party (2 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  9. KEVIN MILBURN - Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship" (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. JOHN O'FARRELL - Labour (5 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  11. DARREN PROCTER - Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (2 votes [8.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.00%

  12. DANNY STUPPLE - Independent (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. MIKE THORNTON - Liberal Democrats (3 votes [12.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  14. MICHAEL WALTERS - English Democrats (1 votes [4.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

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#1 John Drake

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:15 PM

According to the Beeb, this is the official candidate list for Thursday's Eastleigh By-Election. A right motley bunch by the looks of it. Who would you vote for out of this lot, and who do you think will win it?


COLIN BEX - Wessex Regionalists
DAVID BISHOP - Elvis Loves Pets Party
JIM DUGGAN - Peace Party
RAY HALL - Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party
HOWLING LAUD HOPE - Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party
MARIA HUTCHINGS - Conservative
DIANE JAMES - UK Independence Party
DR IAIN MACLENNAN - National Health Action Party
KEVIN MILBURN - Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship"
JOHN O'FARRELL - Labour
DARREN PROCTER - Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
DANNY STUPPLE - Independent
MIKE THORNTON - Liberal Democrats
MICHAEL WALTERS - English Democrats

Here's more info in the unlikely event you want to know what they all stand for:
http://www.bbc.co.uk...litics-21418431

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#2 gingerjon

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:20 PM

I would vote for the National Health Action Party.



I've no idea who will win. It seems like being a four-way marginal whoever gets the 100 majority. The Tories are slight favourites now I believe though so let's assume it'll be them.
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#3 Steve May

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

According to the Beeb, this is the official candidate list for Thursday's Eastleigh By-Election. A right motley bunch by the looks of it. Who would you vote for out of this lot, and who do you think will win it?


I'd vote for John O Farrell. I think Maria Hutchings will win it, although she seems to be doing her very, very best to avoid doing so.

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#4 Steve May

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

I would vote for the National Health Action Party.


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#5 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:32 PM

Bishop is unbeatable IMHO
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#6 Johnoco

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:07 PM

John O'Farrel because some of his books are pretty good. If not the Beer Baccy & Crumpet party sound like a good bunch.

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#7 WearyRhino

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Bishop is unbeatable IMHO


but not unabashed.

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#8 Wolford6

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:35 PM

Howling Laud Hope.

He stood for the Loonies against Galloway in Bradford and stayed (and socialised) in the New Beehive.

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#9 RidingPie

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:07 AM

as much as I'd love to vote for the Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party party, and as much as I'm not happy with the party its still the Lib Dems for me (duck!). People keep telling me I should sway to ukip but they are far too illiberal for me (stance on gay marriage and civil liberties).

In an interesting aside though, if UKIP starts splitting the tory vote I wonder if there will be some kicking themselves over rejecting AV! (Probably not but we'll know tomorrow)

#10 Steve May

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

as much as I'd love to vote for the Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party party, and as much as I'm not happy with the party its still the Lib Dems for me (duck!). People keep telling me I should sway to ukip but they are far too illiberal for me (stance on gay marriage and civil liberties).


Lib Dem to UKIP would be quite some journey politically on the face of it.

But dig down a bit and the Lib Dems in practice have real problems with women, ethnic minorities and homosexuality. UKIP are just more honest about it.

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#11 Steve May

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:01 AM

as much as I'd love to vote for the Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party party, and as much as I'm not happy with the party its still the Lib Dems for me (duck!). People keep telling me I should sway to ukip but they are far too illiberal for me (stance on gay marriage and civil liberties).


As for the civil liberties bit, the Lib Dems are part of a government that will shortly bring the Justice and Security Bill to Parliament. The Lib Dem membership is, righty in my view, deeply against it. It will be interesting to see how the MPs vote.

My guess is that they'll make a big fuss about opposing it, then vote for it anyway.

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#12 Wolford6

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

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http://www.dailymail...-need-move.html

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#13 Griff9of13

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

A single picture tells a thousand words


http://www.dailymail...-need-move.html


You're quite right, it tells you all you need to know about the daily wail.

BTW, the Side Bar of Shame is on pretty good form today. The one thing the self appointed guardian of the nations morals that is the wail does more than anything else to remind us of it's utter hypocrisy.
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#14 Futtocks

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:40 AM

as much as I'd love to vote for the <span style="color: #282828"><span style="font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif">Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party party


Sadly, 'crumpet' in this case is an acronym.

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#15 RidingPie

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

Lib Dem to UKIP would be quite some journey politically on the face of it.

But dig down a bit and the Lib Dems in practice have real problems with women, ethnic minorities and homosexuality. UKIP are just more honest about it.


On the face of it yes, but I consider my self a fiscal conservative and social liberal. That's mostly why labour don't come in to my equation, at least until they show they've learnt some lessons in that area, and realise that socially 1984 (the Orwell novel) was a warning not a blueprint for society. As a small business owner technically I should vote Conservative, but frankly their snotty pro-London, anti civil liberties attitude repulses me. Leaving me with the Lib Dems. They certainly aren't perfect but I'll at least give them a chance to improve. After that I guess I'll stop voting as I refuse to only vote for the least bad candidate.

The thing about being in a coalition is that you can't have everything you want (the torys haven't had it all their own way either, and if the torys don't win expect an explosion on the far right) and frankly the Lib Dems were naive when they negotiated the coalition agreement, but since they were the smallest party they couldn't expect to get much. Directly after the election most commentators predicted another general election within 12 to 18 month, but the government has managed to provide stable governance of the country so far.

#16 RidingPie

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:03 AM

As for the civil liberties bit, the Lib Dems are part of a government that will shortly bring the Justice and Security Bill to Parliament. The Lib Dem membership is, righty in my view, deeply against it. It will be interesting to see how the MPs vote.

My guess is that they'll make a big fuss about opposing it, then vote for it anyway.


So Steve, if you enter a coalition government do you hold all your lines or make compromises. Of course you've got to make compromises. Sadly though since the media, and society as a whole don't seem to get how they work, ever concession is seen as a defeat. Do you remember the concessions the torys have made?

#17 gingerjon

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

The Lib Dem membership is, righty in my view, deeply against it.


Presumably, given how keen you were on every 'security' measure implemented prior to 2010 you are concerned that the new bill doesn't go far enough in giving snoopers power and restricting the right to a fair trial?
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#18 Wolford6

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:22 PM

Do you remember the concessions the torys have made?


Having that smarmy no-mark Clegg as Deputy PM for a start.

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#19 MikeW

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

A single picture tells a thousand words


http://www.dailymail...-need-move.html


Indeed. Is Maria Hutchins really short or is Chris Grayling really tall? Or both? The public needs to be told.

#20 RidingPie

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:14 PM

Having that smarmy no-mark Clegg as Deputy PM for a start.


Or maybe the basic level of tax going up. Or the referendum on a better voting system. Or the scrapping of the GCSE replacement (Clegg was for that but the party against)




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