By-election previews 8.12.16

By-elections on 8th December 2016: SLEAFORD AND NORTH HYKEHAMHouse of Commons; caused by the resignation of Conservative MP Stephen Phillips, who is dissatisfied with the Government’s strategy for leaving the European Union. He had served since 2010.For the first time since 1990 we have two parliamentary by-elections taking place in successive weeks. After last week’s…

By-election preview 5.12.16

One Monday by-election on 5th December 2016: CARNOUSTIE AND DISTRICTAngus council; caused by the death of Scottish National Party councillor Helen Oswald at the age of 69. The Provost of Angus since 2012, Oswald was first elected in 1999, serving for Sidlaw East ward until 2007. Before moving into politics she had worked in insurance,…

Richmond Park

When I look at constituencies I first want to know the demographic balance in the seat. Are there particular demographic groups which dominate? If so, how do they vote? And where else are they found?So, below is the demographic profile of Richmond Park:The first obvious take is that two colours dominate; pink and olive. These…

Just to say

I have taken down all the research related to UKIP from these pages. I paid for them out of my own pocket. I didn’t need to do this but I did so in order to try to come up with practical solutions for how Labour deals with the threat from UKIP. There are a number…

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By-election preview 28.11.16

One Monday by-election on 28 November 2016: ARBROATH EAST AND LUNANAngus council; caused by the resignation of Independent councillor Bob Spink on health grounds. He had served since 2003 after retiring from the family firm R R Spink and Sons, manufacturers of Arbroath smokies.Monday by-elections don’t come around very often, but this is the first…