Posts Tagged “ealing southall by-election”

Chris Rennard's verdict

by Stephen Tall on July 20, 2007

Commenting on Lib Dem Voice, Lib Dem chief executive and by-election supremo Lord Chris Rennard has posted the following assessment of how the party fared in the Ealing Southall and Sedgefield by-elections: In Ealing Southall, our campaigns teams’ assesment of (…)

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The morning after the night before

by Stephen Tall on July 20, 2007

What to make of last night’s by-elections? Well, for the Labour Party there is evident relief that they have held on to both Ealing Southall and Sedgefield, albeit with considerably reduced majorities, and swings to the Liberal Democrats of 6% (…)

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Ealing Southall result: 6% swing from Labour to Lib Dem

by Stephen Tall on July 20, 2007

Results just in: Labour Party: 15,188 (41%) -8% compared to 2005 Nigel Bakhai, Liberal Democrats: 10,118 (28%) +4% David Cameron’s Conservatives: 8,230 (23%) Huge congratulations to Nigel Bakhai, the Ealing Southall Lib Dems, and all those who helped the campaign, (…)

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Grant Shapps in irony-is-dead shocker

by Stephen Tall on July 19, 2007

Grant Shapps MP, the Tory by-election campaign manager in Ealing Southall, gained some level of infamy last week when he was caught red-handed pretending to be a Lib Dem member posting comments to YouTube. Mr Shapps’ weak excuse – that (…)

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Police investigation into Ealing Southall postal votes ‘leak’

by Stephen Tall on July 19, 2007

As if the Ealing Southall by-election needed another twist… news has broken tonight that police will be mounting an investigation following the leaking of alleged postal vote scores via the Telegraph’s Little and Large blog, authored by Daily Telegraph journalists (…)

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Chris Rennard: a re-count in Ealing Southall, challengers to Labour in Sedgefield

by Stephen Tall on July 17, 2007

Lib Dem chief executive and by-election supremo, Lord Chris Rennard, has posted his thoughts on Lib Dem Voice on the current state of play for Thursday’s by-elections in Ealing Southall and Sedgefield: By-elections can be fast moving in the last (…)

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Razzall and Littlewood on Ming’s future

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2007

The Guardian reports on today’s BBC World at One interviews with former Lib Dem campaign manager, Lord Tim Razzall, and former head of communications, Mark Littlewood, here. Both suggest Ming Campbell’s future would come under the spotlight if the party (…)

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Prediction competition: place your free bets here

by Stephen Tall on July 16, 2007

What do you think will happen this Thursday, 19th July, in the crunch by-elections in Ealing Southall and Sedgefield? Will Labour cling on in one, both or neither seats? And which of the two main opposition parties, the Lib Dems (…)

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Lib Dem councillor denies tactical vote slur

by Stephen Tall on July 11, 2007

The Lib Dem Voice posting on Monday, ‘Five Labour councillors switch to the Tories in Ealing’, provoked a large response – 54 comments at the last count. Four of these comments (Nos 16, 20, 23 and 24) purported to be (…)

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Ready for a double by-election day?

by Stephen Tall on June 26, 2007

Rumours abound (hat-tips: Dizzy and Guido) that Tony Blair will announce his resignation as an MP this week, triggering a by-election in Sedgefield to be held on the same day as the by-election in Ealing Southall. Labour’s thinking goes that (…)

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