Friday, June 30, 2006

Where did the electorate go?

Labour party chairman Hazel Blears has described the Bromley by-election result as an "absolute disaster" for the Conservatives, even though they retained the seat despite haemorraging 12,000 votes!

Despite Hazel's claims, tactical voting appears to have broken down in Bromley, Labour lost 8,000 votes yet the Liberal Democrat vote only increased by 1,600.

The real disaster in Bromley is that not even half the electorate were sufficiently engaged with politics to vote, nearly 20,000 voters disappeared!

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