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Political balance

This is Nigel Huddlestone who is the Conservative candidate for the Mid-Worcestershire constituency which includes the town of Droitwich. A nice chap, who I met recently and who is a near certainty to win the seat. ( A chimpanzee in a blue rosette would win in this area)

 

In the spirit of a balanced approach I have changed his party rosette to Red (For overseas viewers this is the Labour party's colour and they are the main rivals to the Conservatives. nominally they are left of centre and the Conservatives are right of centre. These days the differences are more difficult to discern )

 

In the last election in 2010 the then Conservtive candidate got 54% of the vote and a majority of some 15000. In our first past the post system this makes it a very safe seat, particularly as the runner up last time was a Liberal Democrat and their vote has collapsed 

 

We have a UKIP candidate (they are a bunch of anti European, anti-immigration populists who hopefully will fade away ) There is also a Green candidate who is the friend of a friend of mines son in law. He will do well if he gets 5% of the vote. So in the true British spirit of supporting the underdog I suppose I should vote for him...now what was his name? 

Political balance

This is Nigel Huddlestone who is the Conservative candidate for the Mid-Worcestershire constituency which includes the town of Droitwich. A nice chap, who I met recently and who is a near certainty to win the seat. ( A chimpanzee in a blue rosette would win in this area)

 

In the spirit of a balanced approach I have changed his party rosette to Red (For overseas viewers this is the Labour party's colour and they are the main rivals to the Conservatives. nominally they are left of centre and the Conservatives are right of centre. These days the differences are more difficult to discern )

 

In the last election in 2010 the then Conservtive candidate got 54% of the vote and a majority of some 15000. In our first past the post system this makes it a very safe seat, particularly as the runner up last time was a Liberal Democrat and their vote has collapsed 

 

We have a UKIP candidate (they are a bunch of anti European, anti-immigration populists who hopefully will fade away ) There is also a Green candidate who is the friend of a friend of mines son in law. He will do well if he gets 5% of the vote. So in the true British spirit of supporting the underdog I suppose I should vote for him...now what was his name? 

comments (16)

Thanks for the explanation, Bill! Sounds much like our politics... except that the differences between the left and the right are widening, rather than merging. Everyone's become extreme, but for most of us "regular folk" who can see a bit of good in both sides- if only they'd speak to each other and compromise every now and then.
Bill Phillips: As an outsider I look at the US with growing concern that a lunatic right wing Republican might one day get elected to the White House
Politics seem to be the same everywhere Bill! I trust it will all go well...
Bill Phillips: I think you are right Richard. The sad thing is we trust them less and less
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 May 2015, 07:16
I read that Ed Milibrand and David Cameron put off their red or blue ties - and you are right "the differences are more difficult to discern", a phenomemon we can notice in our country, too.
The 'Greens' are rather popular in Germany and they inspired some good 'green' development. My best wishes for GB! I like your words very much!
Bill Phillips: The greens have increased here but with a first past the post system it is very hard for them to win seats.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 May 2015, 07:31
Whether interested in politics or not - and I confess I am - this is going to be a cracker of an election!
Bill Phillips: I will be up all night. May go to bed at about 8pm and get up at midnight
Simple up here,vote Tory.
Bill Phillips: People in the North shouldn't vote Tory. Sidney Silverman will be turning in his grave.
Simple up here,vote Tory.
Bill Phillips: My Grandfather was a member of the Conservative club in Nelson.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 May 2015, 08:41
I thought you didn't post on Thursdays! Couldn't resist ;o)

I always think they look silly wearing shirt and jacket without a tie - just to show how relaxed, cool and hip they are.
Bill Phillips: Not normally but as you say I couldn't resist.

I detest this trend of wearing a suit without a tie: as daft as wearing a polo shirt with one grin
Tomorrow is another day-but what will it bring?
Bill Phillips: a coalition government but it is anybody's guess which of the parties will be in it.
It'll be good when it's all over and let's hope they don't have to have another one
Bill Phillips: I fear there is a very real chance that a second election will happen within 12 months
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 May 2015, 11:25
Very tactful with the balanced approach, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I am seldom accused of being tactful Pauline grin
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 7 May 2015, 13:33
Obviously, Shawsy has been over influenced by Thatcher's ideology to create working class Tories.
Bill Phillips: He clearly believes that the Conservatives are the best party to govern the country. How he comes to this conclusion is a mystery
Trimbo will look good in a kilt if the SNP and Labour get in.If they do get in I am moving to Droitwich.
Bill Phillips: You would like Nigel Huddlestone. He is a very nice chap. If he wasn't a Tory I would have voted for him
I hope they all loose Bill, they're all eejits.
Bill Phillips: In a way they may well as both of the "main " parties are lusting for an overall majority and they do not look like getting it. I hope you have cast your vote
I know what you mean - but I assure you, there are enough liberals, libertarians, greens and reasonable republicans to keep that from happening. It doesn't mean a republican won't win the next election... but he/ she is unlikely to be too far to the right. Unfortunately, the rightists and the tea partiers are just very loud! smile
*** Sorry about the torries...
Bill Phillips: Looks like they are going to win. They might even get an overall majority
i'm glad that you posted this picture of him in the red rosette that you shared with me Bill... giving power to the rivals... good jobsmile
....petersmile
I enjoyed this post on Thursday when I caught up with it on my tablet while at Skegness. Our now re-elected Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan is like this guy, a very popular and active MP.giving alot of her time away from Westminster working for and going to all sorts of things in the constituency and I know of lots of people who are basically not Conservative but think highly of her which is more than can be said for her predecessor Andy Reid (Labour) who was rarely ever heard of from one weeks end to another. Sometimes it the person and not their politics that count I feel.
Bill Phillips: I can't say the result of the election fills me with joy, but as he was sure to win (and did so with 57% of the vote) at least he is someone who should be a decent constituency man. I think he may be destined for higher things to have been handed such a safe seat

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