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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-05-07 14:52
Subject: An odd result
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In our area, the Lib Dems gained a seat, going from 3 to 4. But the odd result is the seat they won: Norwich South.

Look at those figures:
Simon WrightLiberal Democrat13,96029.4-0.6
Charles ClarkeLabour13,65028.7-8.7
Antony LittleConservative10,90222.9+1.1
Adrian RamsayGreen7,09514.9+7.5
Steve EmmensUK Independence Party1,1452.4+0.9
Leonard HeatherBritish National Party6971.5+1.5
Gabriel PolleyWorkers Revolutionary Party1020.2+0.0

Yes, the Lib Dems actually gained a seat while losing share. What happened was that Labour lost many more (with an appreciable number going Green), letting the LDs in.

(East England is pretty solid blue. Tories: 52. LDs: 4. Labour: 2 (the two Luton seats, with control freak Esther Rantzen failing).
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User: lil_shepherd
Date: 2010-05-07 14:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That is indeed odd. Locally, the Tories held on easily, but Lib Dems, despite only half the Labour vote last time out, suddenly arrived in second place, despite only getting an extra 1.5%...
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