LiveElections 2014: Live blog from Oxford, West Oxfordshire and Cherwell councils

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  • Council elections for Oxford, West Oxfordshire and Cherwell
  • Results updated live as they come in
  • Euro election results come in on Sunday night

3:55pm

Turn out in Oxford city was 37 per cent for the district council and 38 per cent for the European elections.

Those Euro elections are coming in on Sunday night.

3:52pm

So, the wash-up in Oxford is that Labour has strengthened its grip on Oxford City Council and will have 33 seats in total - an increase in three.

The Liberal Democrats are the losers, going down four to eight seats.

The Greens are up one to six seats, while Mick Haines remains the one independent.

3:37pm

And we finish off with a double Lib Dem hold in Summertown, the only ward with two seats up for grabs. Jean Fooks and Andrew Gant

3:25pm

Oxford: Holywell. Bad result for Liberal Democrats. Not only lost it to the Greens' David Thomas, but candidate Jean Vila finished last

3:23pm

Just two wards to go in Oxford

3:18pm

Oxford: Labour takes St Clement's off the Liberal Democrats through Tom Hayes, retains Hinksey Park ward through Bob Price at a canter and Lye Valley with Ben Lloyd-Shogbesan

3:06pm

Oxford: Labour holds in Cowley Marsh with Mohammed Abbasi, Marston with Mary Clarkson, and Louise Upton in North ward

2:55pm

Oxford: Dick Wolff holds St Mary's for the Greens

2:54pm

Oxford: Rose Hill & Iffley sees Michele Paule holds it for Labour

2:47pm

Oxford: Two more Labour holds. Susanna Pressel in Jericho & Osney and Dee Sinclair in Quarry & Risinghurst

2:33pm

Oxford: And it is a Labour hold in barton for Van Coulter

2:31pm

Oxford: Cowley is a Labour hold for Christine Simm

2:26pm

Oxford: The biggie in Carfax. Deputy Lord Mayor Tony Brett is the incumbent and was facing a challenge from Labour's Alex Hollingsworth, the former city council leader.

Yet it is a Greens win for Ruthi Brandt.

Mr Brett finished fourth, behind the Conservative candidate.

2:24pm

Oxford: Littlemore Labour hold with Gill Sanders

2:19pm

Listen: Ian Hudspeth, the Oxfordshire County Council leader, talks about the Conservative performance in West Oxfordshire

2:17pm

Oxford: Labour's Susan Brown holds Churchill comfortably.

2:16pm

Liz Wade, after holding St Margaret's for the Lib Dems, said: "We have a local team that's working hard. We can achieve the sort of results we want."

2:03pm

Quirk in Headington Hill and Northway. Independent Nick Fell withdrew from the race but did not inform the council in time so his name was still on the ballot. He got 24 votes.

2:02pm

Oxford: Liberal Democrats hold Wolvercote through Steve Goddard

1:59pm

Oxford: Liberal Democrats hold Headington with Mohammed Altaf-Khan

1:55pm

Oxford: Not such good news for the Liberal Democrats in Headington Hill & Northway. Labour's Farida Anwar has taken it.

1:54pm

Oxford: As promised, St Margaret's. And it is a Liberal Democrat hold for Liz Wade.

1:51pm

St Margaret's result coming

1:50pm

Scott Seamons, following his win in Northfield Brook, said: "If you look back to last September we passed planning permission for more council homes than we have in decades. That's what's going to make a difference to people's lives."

1:48pm

Oxford: Change in Iffley Fields. Labour's Richard Tarver take the ward from the Greens' Steve Dawe

1:43pm

Oxford: Second result for Northfield Brook and again Labour easy win for Scott Seamons. You can follow the results as they drop here

1:42pm

Oxford: Second result for Northfield Brook and again Labour easy win for Scott Seamons. You can follow the results as they drop here

1:38pm

Listen to our interview with West Oxfordshire Conservative leader Barry Norton, who says locally the party has done well and the results are a vote of confidence.

1:24pm

Oxford: Very comfortable first up result for Labour, holding Blackbird Leys with Rae Humberstone. Dickie Bird came second for Ukip.

1:22pm

Carfax is a ward to watch as Lib Dem councillor Tony Breet goes up against former city council leader and Labour candidate Alex Hollingsworth

1:19pm

Expecting the first Oxford City Council results shortly, probably Blackbird Leys

1:14pm

So the attention turns on Oxford City Council. The counting began at about 1pm.

1:10pm

All the results for Cherwell District Council can be found here.

1:02pm

Last result for Cherwell and the Liberal Democrats have lost Kidlington South to the Conservatives' Carmen Griffiths. And they were only 76 ahead of Ukip.

So, the picture in Cherwell was 12 wards to the Tories (a loss of one), one for the Lib Dems (a loss of one) and three to Labour (a gain of two).

 

12:51pm

Cherwell: James MacNamara is successful in The Astons & Heyfords.

Just Kidlington South to go with still a feeling the Liberal Democrats may not hold it.

12:37pm

Cherwell: Douglas Webb holds Wroxton for the Tories.

Three more seats to go

12:32pm

David Cameron has tweeted:
 

12:31pm

Right, all the West Oxfordshire results are done. Of the 17 seats, the Conservatives won 15, Labour 1 and Liberal Democrats 1.

The results can be viewed in full here.

12:24pm

There were tears at Cherwell District Council from Chris Heath after she held Bloxham and Bodicote for the Conservatives.

She took over the seat from husband Eric in 2010, a year before he died from complications from diabetes.

She said: " I hadn't thought about it the last few weeks, I have been so busy and all of a sudden I have thought 'I have done it and he doesn't know'."

12:23pm

Cherwell: Deddington held by Tories, through new man Bryn Williams

12:11pm

Cherwell: Tories hold Bloxham with Chris Heath.

And in Kidlington North the Lib Dems hold with Douglas Williamson.

There is discussion though that Nick Clegg's party may struggle to keep Kidlington South.

11:58am

West Ox: Large cheer goes up as David Harvey sees off the Ukip challenge in Witney South for the Conservatives

11:57am

Cherwell: Norman Bolster has come out on top for the Conservatives in Bicester West

11:52am

Just two more results to come in West Oxfordshire. One of those is Witney South, which we are hearing is hotly contested with Ukip putting in a very strong showing.

11:48am

Independent candidate for Cowley Artwell thinks he probably hasn't won and says battling against national parties was an "uphill battle".

He was fighting his campaign on the issue of Temple Cowley Pools and says he knocked on all of the ward's 2,400 doors in the last few weeks.

11:45am

The Lib Dem lead in Summertown and Wolvercote has been described as "comfortable".

11:43am

Cherwell: Labour have just won Banbury Grimsbury & Castle off the Conservatives through Claire Bell 

11:42am

Here's Labour winner in Chipping Norton Laetisia Carter

11:34am

Matt Johnstone, who has just taken Banbury Neithrop from the Conservatives on Cherwell District Council, said: "I'm absolutely delighted with the result, it has been a long hard campaign."

Issues like parking and quality of pavements were among concerns, said the 30-year-old Deddington resident, third from right.

Witney Gazette:

11:31am

Ukip doing relatively well it appears with some second places.

In West Ox it has come second Clive Taylor came second to the Tories' Steve Good - although by a significant margin.

Up in Cherwell it has posted two other second places in the last few minutes. 

In Banbury Ruscote Geordie Brown was runner-up to Labour's Blair Richards, while in Hardwick Ryan Wilkins was 103 to the Conseratives' Tony Ilott.

11:25am

But the Lib Dems might be in for a good day in Headington, we're hearing.

11:25am

Reports are that it's neck and neck between the Greens and Labour in several East Oxford wards.

11:24am

West Ox: Colin Dingwall successful in Freeland for the Conservatives

11:20am

Remember, the results as they come in are running live in our module at oxfordmail.co.uk/elections_2014

11:18am

Witney Gazette:

Ben Woodruff, who has won Ducklington for the Conservatives: "No I have no intention of going to Thailand," he said making reference to predecessor Steve Hayward, who had moved to the country yet still stood. "The hard work on the campaign has paid off."

 

11:13am

Labour gain from Conservatives in Cherwell's Banbury Neithrop.

And in West Oxfordshire's Eynsham and Cassington ward the Liberal Democrats have lost the seat to the Conservatives.

11:05am

Seven straight Tory victories in West Oxfordshire has just been broken by the first Labour win in Chipping Norton. Laetisia Carter wins.

11:03am

Dickie Bird, who is co-ordinating UKIP's efforts at Cherwell District Council, said: "It has been tight here since the last election."

Asked if he expected its candidates, fighting in all 16 contested wards, to pick up a seat, he said: "I hope so. It is that tight, I'm not going to call. It is that tight in some of the wards."

Christian Miller, standing for the party in Banbury Calthorpe, where the incumbent is a Conservative, said: "It is going well, I think it is a sign of how things are changing at a local level as much as they are nationally." So far, the Conservatives have held both declared seats, in Sibford and Fringford.

10:59am

10:58am

Tom Simcox, at only 26, is the youngest councillor in West Oxfordshire. Elected for Ascott & Shipton for the Conservatives.

He says: "It's wonderful. It's been a hard slog over the last few weeks. And it is a nice relief as it has been nerve wracking."

10:56am

Barry Norton, the Tory leader on West Oxfordshire District Council, said: "Witney South is going to be the only place where Ukip have a chance. They came second their last year in the county elections and the boundaries are the same

"I would be very upset if David Harvey lost his seat as he has been very good in my cabinet and done a lot for Witney, such as free parking, recycling is the best in the country.

"If we lose I think the people of Witney will have shot themselves in the foot."

10:54am

UKIP came second in the first two West Oxfordshire wards where results have come through

10:52am

Overall turn-out in West Oxfordshire was 39.03% for council election and 38.64 for Euros

10:48am

Barry Wood has been re-elected in Cherwell's Fringford ward for the Conservatives

10:42am

First results in in West Oxfordshire. Three Tory wins

10:41am

The verification of ballot papers for Cherwell District Council at Banbury's Spiceball Leisure Centre was expected to finish at 2am but finished at 5am, with recounts among the reason for delays.

10:41am

The verification of ballot papers for Cherwell District Council at Banbury's Spiceball Leisure Centre was expected to finish at 2am but finished at 5am, with recounts among the reason for delays.

10:19am

We may get our first result in West Oxfordshire just after 10.30. 

10:11am

Conservative leader on Cherwell District Council Barry Wood said of his party's ruling 41 seats: "I'm anticipating we might lose a couple and we might gain one or two, net result, no overall change."

He said: "I'm quietly confident there will be no change to the control of Cherwell District Council. If there was to be a time when UKIP might get some votes, it would be the same day as the European elections, so we are watching very carefully."

10:06am

Turnout for Cherwell District Council was 36.82 per cent of which 22.91 per cent were postal votes. Turnout for the European elections was 31.98 per cent, of which 66.38 per cent were postal votes.

9:57am

The count starts at 10am for Cherwell District Council, which has 41 Conservative, five Labour, three Liberal Democrat and one independent councillors. Results are expected between for 16 out of 50 councillors.

Labour group leader Sean Woodcock said the group expects to hold Banbury Ruscote, where the party's Patrick Cartledge is not seeking re-election, with Barry Richards in his place.

Mr Woodcock said the party hopes to increase its seats to nine or ten, adding: "We are very, very confident. We have had a very good campaign, we have spoken to a lot of people, there is a lot of real anger out there."

Witney Gazette:

9:22am

9:20am

Oxford Town Hall just before the action started this morning

Witney Gazette:

9:18am

The process of verifying the votes in Oxford is going on and the count itself will start later this morning.

Labour will be hoping to increase its majority today, profiting from Lib Dem loses. But the Greens are also hoping to do well.

Seats to watch today will be Lib Dem held ones such as Holywell, Carfax and St Clements as well as the Green seat in St Mary's.

9:17am

Good morning from our election blog. We have reporters on the ground in Oxford, Witney and Banbury covering the counts for you today.

We will have results updated live as they come in later today in our election module at oxfordmail.co.uk/elections_2014.

 

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11:04am Fri 23 May 14

mytaxes says...

Would it be possible to put the party after the candidate's name ? Why do so many people have a postal vote? Do they all have a disability or can't be bothered to go to a polling station?
Would it be possible to put the party after the candidate's name ? Why do so many people have a postal vote? Do they all have a disability or can't be bothered to go to a polling station? mytaxes
  • Score: -65

11:09am Fri 23 May 14

Fringe says...

The turnout percentages are disappointing in a true democracy such as ours. When over 60% of people can't be bothered to turn up and vote, then active minority groups and differing factions of one sort or another, get a larger voice/resources etc than they merit, without the restraining hand of the majority.
When things go pear shaped, don't complain if you didn't vote
The turnout percentages are disappointing in a true democracy such as ours. When over 60% of people can't be bothered to turn up and vote, then active minority groups and differing factions of one sort or another, get a larger voice/resources etc than they merit, without the restraining hand of the majority. When things go pear shaped, don't complain if you didn't vote Fringe
  • Score: -49

11:21am Fri 23 May 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

Well done UKIP an excellent vote!
Well done UKIP an excellent vote! yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: -57

11:34am Fri 23 May 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

According to the Tory toffs these elections should not count as less thna 50% of the people have voted. Well that's what they want to impose on Union votes.
They cant have it both ways, although they will as usual, one way for them and one for the rest of us.
According to the Tory toffs these elections should not count as less thna 50% of the people have voted. Well that's what they want to impose on Union votes. They cant have it both ways, although they will as usual, one way for them and one for the rest of us. HomerSimpsonDoh
  • Score: 28

11:58am Fri 23 May 14

Geoff Roberts says...

UK Independence Party aren't really for UK Independence, they just want independence from Europe. If they gained power we'd still not be independent. Especially as Farage has shown support for Adolf Putin who supports UK because it's useful for agitating anti EU sentiment and progressing Putin's campaign of making European countries dependent on his gas supply which can then be used to control governments.

UKIP will not last, they are against the status quo and the establishment will not allow them anywhere near power, perhaps the odd token to pacify but that's it.

Apart from that, people who voted UKIP without actually believing in the rest of their policies or ignoring them, are utter contemptuous idiots. People who didn't vote are better than them.
UK Independence Party aren't really for UK Independence, they just want independence from Europe. If they gained power we'd still not be independent. Especially as Farage has shown support for Adolf Putin who supports UK because it's useful for agitating anti EU sentiment and progressing Putin's campaign of making European countries dependent on his gas supply which can then be used to control governments. UKIP will not last, they are against the status quo and the establishment will not allow them anywhere near power, perhaps the odd token to pacify but that's it. Apart from that, people who voted UKIP without actually believing in the rest of their policies or ignoring them, are utter contemptuous idiots. People who didn't vote are better than them. Geoff Roberts
  • Score: -16

12:32pm Fri 23 May 14

snert says...

Voting is a deeply personal thing. There is no right and wrong. You cannot condemn one person for their choice as it is specifically "their choice" and theirs alone. If it differs from yours it doesn't make it wrong, it simply makes it different to yours. People that don't vote fall into two categories. Those that can't be bothered and those that actively choose to not vote. Those that actively choose to not vote have their reasons, and again, it is thir choice as a democratic society allows them that choice. Just because you think it is wrong, doesn't make it wrong or you right.

I get sick of hearing the battle of putting others down for their choices rather than trying to extoll the reasons why you chose the way you did assuming you are public about which way you voted.
Voting is a deeply personal thing. There is no right and wrong. You cannot condemn one person for their choice as it is specifically "their choice" and theirs alone. If it differs from yours it doesn't make it wrong, it simply makes it different to yours. People that don't vote fall into two categories. Those that can't be bothered and those that actively choose to not vote. Those that actively choose to not vote have their reasons, and again, it is thir choice as a democratic society allows them that choice. Just because you think it is wrong, doesn't make it wrong or you right. I get sick of hearing the battle of putting others down for their choices rather than trying to extoll the reasons why you chose the way you did assuming you are public about which way you voted. snert
  • Score: 13

12:45pm Fri 23 May 14

mytaxes says...

Why do students have a vote in their university town and a vote in their home town? We have just read how many people opt for a postal vote so obviously they could do that. I object when those who do not pay council tax can vote for high spending wasteful councillors who continue to raise our council tax.
Why do students have a vote in their university town and a vote in their home town? We have just read how many people opt for a postal vote so obviously they could do that. I object when those who do not pay council tax can vote for high spending wasteful councillors who continue to raise our council tax. mytaxes
  • Score: 7

1:01pm Fri 23 May 14

Geoff Roberts says...

Modern democracy is a farce, it's there to ensure parties play by the establishment's rules and to distract the population away from affecting more radical change. In short, to keep the nation strong. We live in a world where we supposedly have so many options yet when it comes down to it, we get what we're given or we pick a colour based on loyalty, what others vote for and so on. In a way, those who choose not to vote are taking back more control than those who feel obliged to vote. Personally I think it's better, when you can't find the right candidate, to spoil your ballot paper, than not to vote. At least it shows you participated.

The real issue here for me isn't people not voting, it's that we're not afforded a 'none of the above' that would send a real message to all that there is something very wrong with the entire system.

As far as I'm concerned, if a system can't be replaced then it's not fit for purpose.

We can talk about referendums but referendums aren't people power, they are normally divisive tools of government that are afforded to the people in order, again, to make them feel they have a say. What tends to happen is that the question in referendums is set in such a way as to manipulate the electorate, gain votes for the party that initiated it.

People should take responsibility for their vote but I don't think people should be blamed for problems because they didn't vote.
Modern democracy is a farce, it's there to ensure parties play by the establishment's rules and to distract the population away from affecting more radical change. In short, to keep the nation strong. We live in a world where we supposedly have so many options yet when it comes down to it, we get what we're given or we pick a colour based on loyalty, what others vote for and so on. In a way, those who choose not to vote are taking back more control than those who feel obliged to vote. Personally I think it's better, when you can't find the right candidate, to spoil your ballot paper, than not to vote. At least it shows you participated. The real issue here for me isn't people not voting, it's that we're not afforded a 'none of the above' that would send a real message to all that there is something very wrong with the entire system. As far as I'm concerned, if a system can't be replaced then it's not fit for purpose. We can talk about referendums but referendums aren't people power, they are normally divisive tools of government that are afforded to the people in order, again, to make them feel they have a say. What tends to happen is that the question in referendums is set in such a way as to manipulate the electorate, gain votes for the party that initiated it. People should take responsibility for their vote but I don't think people should be blamed for problems because they didn't vote. Geoff Roberts
  • Score: -4

1:05pm Fri 23 May 14

Geoff Roberts says...

Cameron as usual banging on about 'the economy'. Whose economy? Not ours, it doesn't really serve us does it. Screw your economy.

Oh.

Seems to me the economy is screwing us.
Cameron as usual banging on about 'the economy'. Whose economy? Not ours, it doesn't really serve us does it. Screw your economy. Oh. Seems to me the economy is screwing us. Geoff Roberts
  • Score: -1

1:56pm Fri 23 May 14

the wizard says...

Quote,

Barry Norton, the Tory leader on West Oxfordshire District Council, said: "
Witney South is going to be the only place where Ukip have a chance.
"If we lose I think the people of Witney will have shot themselves in the foot."

Why, other people are entitled to a view and a vote of their choice. Just because it doesn't fall into your view it doesn't automatically become wrong.
Many would question the secret society the Town council are evolving under Tory leadership, just how wrong is that.

Others may choose to cite the constant flooding which again occurred yesterday at the junction of Welsh Way and High St, as it has done for many, many years, but what have you done to prevent it Mr Norton. Just what is your cabinet doing, allowing more and more developments with less and less infra structure improvements to support the new builds..
Shame on you Mr Norton for allowing the debacle of planning and lack of foresight to continue. Nappies and politicians need to be changed on a regular basis, for the same reason, which is why we have elections.
Quote, Barry Norton, the Tory leader on West Oxfordshire District Council, said: " Witney South is going to be the only place where Ukip have a chance. "If we lose I think the people of Witney will have shot themselves in the foot." Why, other people are entitled to a view and a vote of their choice. Just because it doesn't fall into your view it doesn't automatically become wrong. Many would question the secret society the Town council are evolving under Tory leadership, just how wrong is that. Others may choose to cite the constant flooding which again occurred yesterday at the junction of Welsh Way and High St, as it has done for many, many years, but what have you done to prevent it Mr Norton. Just what is your cabinet doing, allowing more and more developments with less and less infra structure improvements to support the new builds.. Shame on you Mr Norton for allowing the debacle of planning and lack of foresight to continue. Nappies and politicians need to be changed on a regular basis, for the same reason, which is why we have elections. the wizard
  • Score: 5

2:15pm Fri 23 May 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

HomerSimpsonDoh wrote:
According to the Tory toffs these elections should not count as less thna 50% of the people have voted. Well that's what they want to impose on Union votes.
They cant have it both ways, although they will as usual, one way for them and one for the rest of us.
Wasn't that how they got into power and had to join with the LibDems because they all got less than 50% at the general election ?
[quote][p][bold]HomerSimpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: According to the Tory toffs these elections should not count as less thna 50% of the people have voted. Well that's what they want to impose on Union votes. They cant have it both ways, although they will as usual, one way for them and one for the rest of us.[/p][/quote]Wasn't that how they got into power and had to join with the LibDems because they all got less than 50% at the general election ? Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
  • Score: 7

3:51pm Fri 23 May 14

the wizard says...

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe wrote:
HomerSimpsonDoh wrote:
According to the Tory toffs these elections should not count as less thna 50% of the people have voted. Well that's what they want to impose on Union votes.
They cant have it both ways, although they will as usual, one way for them and one for the rest of us.
Wasn't that how they got into power and had to join with the LibDems because they all got less than 50% at the general election ?
Old Double Dip Dave reckons we are in economic recovery, try telling that to food bank users in West Oxfordshire. We've had two World Wars and the highest interest rates ever under Thatcher, but folk still managed to feed themselves, but not with DD Dave in office, doesn't that tell you something ?
The rich getting richer while the poor slip deeper and deeper into poverty and despair.. We don't need out of Europe, we need out of hypocrisy and elitism and get back to some core values of decency and dignity.
[quote][p][bold]Sandy Wimpole-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HomerSimpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: According to the Tory toffs these elections should not count as less thna 50% of the people have voted. Well that's what they want to impose on Union votes. They cant have it both ways, although they will as usual, one way for them and one for the rest of us.[/p][/quote]Wasn't that how they got into power and had to join with the LibDems because they all got less than 50% at the general election ?[/p][/quote]Old Double Dip Dave reckons we are in economic recovery, try telling that to food bank users in West Oxfordshire. We've had two World Wars and the highest interest rates ever under Thatcher, but folk still managed to feed themselves, but not with DD Dave in office, doesn't that tell you something ? The rich getting richer while the poor slip deeper and deeper into poverty and despair.. We don't need out of Europe, we need out of hypocrisy and elitism and get back to some core values of decency and dignity. the wizard
  • Score: -1

6:11pm Fri 23 May 14

Geoff Roberts says...

Tony Brett deserved that.
Tony Brett deserved that. Geoff Roberts
  • Score: -3

8:38pm Fri 23 May 14

Madi50n says...

And you deserve the crap you've got instead. Luckily, I don't have a Green Party councillor.

What I love about this is most of those voting in that Green Party councillor are students, who'll all be gone from Carfax next year.

Good luck with that.
And you deserve the crap you've got instead. Luckily, I don't have a Green Party councillor. What I love about this is most of those voting in that Green Party councillor are students, who'll all be gone from Carfax next year. Good luck with that. Madi50n
  • Score: 3

2:14am Sat 24 May 14

The New Private Eye says...

Madi50n wrote:
And you deserve the crap you've got instead. Luckily, I don't have a Green Party councillor.

What I love about this is most of those voting in that Green Party councillor are students, who'll all be gone from Carfax next year.

Good luck with that.
Another reason to dislike the little darlings even more
[quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: And you deserve the crap you've got instead. Luckily, I don't have a Green Party councillor. What I love about this is most of those voting in that Green Party councillor are students, who'll all be gone from Carfax next year. Good luck with that.[/p][/quote]Another reason to dislike the little darlings even more The New Private Eye
  • Score: -1

9:41am Sat 24 May 14

stayingafloat says...

Geoff Roberts wrote:
UK Independence Party aren't really for UK Independence, they just want independence from Europe. If they gained power we'd still not be independent. Especially as Farage has shown support for Adolf Putin who supports UK because it's useful for agitating anti EU sentiment and progressing Putin's campaign of making European countries dependent on his gas supply which can then be used to control governments.

UKIP will not last, they are against the status quo and the establishment will not allow them anywhere near power, perhaps the odd token to pacify but that's it.

Apart from that, people who voted UKIP without actually believing in the rest of their policies or ignoring them, are utter contemptuous idiots. People who didn't vote are better than them.
A precious self righteous person speaks.
[quote][p][bold]Geoff Roberts[/bold] wrote: UK Independence Party aren't really for UK Independence, they just want independence from Europe. If they gained power we'd still not be independent. Especially as Farage has shown support for Adolf Putin who supports UK because it's useful for agitating anti EU sentiment and progressing Putin's campaign of making European countries dependent on his gas supply which can then be used to control governments. UKIP will not last, they are against the status quo and the establishment will not allow them anywhere near power, perhaps the odd token to pacify but that's it. Apart from that, people who voted UKIP without actually believing in the rest of their policies or ignoring them, are utter contemptuous idiots. People who didn't vote are better than them.[/p][/quote]A precious self righteous person speaks. stayingafloat
  • Score: 4

10:03am Sat 24 May 14

Madi50n says...

The New Private Eye wrote:
Madi50n wrote:
And you deserve the crap you've got instead. Luckily, I don't have a Green Party councillor.

What I love about this is most of those voting in that Green Party councillor are students, who'll all be gone from Carfax next year.

Good luck with that.
Another reason to dislike the little darlings even more
I like students, it does help that my income pretty much relies on them, same as a lot of my friends and a lot of people in this city.

That and the fact that I was once a student, not at Oxford unfortunately, and still remember what it was like to young and immature.

Luckily I live in an area that completely rejected Labour & the Tories, although I'd have been ok with them winning over the Kippers.

If I am happy with anything from this election, it's that not one of the "Standing at the back dressed stupidly and looking stupid party' (same colours as UKIP) got a single seat. At least there are more educated & cultured people in this county than uneducated & uncultured i.e. thick people.
[quote][p][bold]The New Private Eye[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Madi50n[/bold] wrote: And you deserve the crap you've got instead. Luckily, I don't have a Green Party councillor. What I love about this is most of those voting in that Green Party councillor are students, who'll all be gone from Carfax next year. Good luck with that.[/p][/quote]Another reason to dislike the little darlings even more[/p][/quote]I like students, it does help that my income pretty much relies on them, same as a lot of my friends and a lot of people in this city. That and the fact that I was once a student, not at Oxford unfortunately, and still remember what it was like to young and immature. Luckily I live in an area that completely rejected Labour & the Tories, although I'd have been ok with them winning over the Kippers. If I am happy with anything from this election, it's that not one of the "Standing at the back dressed stupidly and looking stupid party' (same colours as UKIP) got a single seat. At least there are more educated & cultured people in this county than uneducated & uncultured i.e. thick people. Madi50n
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