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Nothing short of blatant electioneering about a non-issue. Some very questionable stories running in the HT over the last couple of days, all arguably trying to promote or discredit certain candidates.

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I'm sure there won't be many tears being shed in the Palace of Westminster this morning over the timely demise of the egregious Gavin (Private Pike) Williamson. His departure should certainly puncture the Tories' balloon of invincible self-confidence on polling day. Let's hope the Indie pact holds together in all wards.

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Unlike every other Council in the Country, Herefordshire are content not to bother start counting votes until 9am this morning;

Due to the number of contested district and parish elections we will be counting everything on Friday 3 May 2019 from 9am until finished. We will begin with counting the votes for the district elections in the morning, and follow with the parishes towards the afternoon.

Due to the number ... same as the last time and the time before that, surely?

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Bobblestock , votes counted 25.4% turnout  and IND wins

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Newton farm ward result 2nd May 2019

Independent Bernard Hunt wins Newton Farm with just 171 votes. The turn out was a tiny 18.6% in the Hereford seat.

Other candidates included Jacqueline Carwardine (Lib Dem 147)

Labour's Margy Whalley (101)

Glenda Powell (Democrats & Veterans Party 92)

Jeremy Chapman (Conservative 43).

In this ward 81.4% didn't, couldn't, wouldn't vote shows the state of local politics in Hereford/Herefordshire.

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Independent Bernard Hunt wins Newton Farm with just 171 votes. The turn out was a tiny 18.6% in the Hereford seat. Other candidates included Jacqueline Carwardine (Lib Dem 147), Labour's Margy Whalley (101), Glenda Powell (92) and Jeremy Chapman (Conservative 43).

 

Snap!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hampton

Elected Mr Harrington, John Dennis, It's Our County Independent Organised Capable.

Turnout 38.44%

Mr Baker, Bruce Allen, The Conservative Party Candidate. Votes 468

Mr Harrington, John Dennis, It's Our County Independent Organised Capable. Votes 611

Well done John

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32 minutes ago, Denise Lloyd said:

Well will you just look at that

 

Breaking news: Harry Bramer and Brian Wilcox both lose seats.

Happy days!

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I have loads to do but cannot move from this screen for too long just at the moment - will have to do massive catch up later on!

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Cabinet members ousted so far

Councillor H Bramer OUT
Councillor BA Durkin
Councillor DG Harlow
Councillor JG Lester IN
Councillor PD Price
Councillor P Rone
Councillor NE Shaw
Councillor EJ Swinglehurst

Cabinet support
Councillor AW Johnson IN
Councillor RJ Phillips IN

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Golden Valley North

Elected Mrs Hewitt, Jennie, Independent.

Turnout 55.08%

Mrs Hewitt, Jennie, Independent. Votes 697

Mr Price, Philip David, The Conservative Party Candidate. Votes 485

Ms Coda, Anna-Maria, Labour Party. Votes 141

 

Dropping like flies

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Cabinet members ousted so far

Councillor H Bramer OUT
Councillor BA Durkin
Councillor DG Harlow
Councillor JG Lester IN
Councillor PD Price OUT
Councillor P Rone
Councillor NE Shaw
Councillor EJ Swinglehurst

Cabinet support
Councillor AW Johnson IN
Councillor RJ Phillips IN

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Cutter out  - so much for his electioning efforts

 

PS to Megg............... Harlow is not standing

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16 minutes ago, megilleland said:

Cabinet members ousted so far

Councillor H Bramer OUT
Councillor BA Durkin
Councillor DG Harlow
Councillor JG Lester IN
Councillor PD Price OUT
Councillor P Rone
Councillor NE Shaw
Councillor EJ Swinglehurst

Cabinet support
Councillor AW Johnson IN
Councillor RJ Phillips IN

I think that should be EX cabinet members!

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Cabinet members ousted so far

Councillor H Bramer OUT
Councillor BA Durkin IN
Councillor DG Harlow (didn't stand, but his position gone) OUT
Councillor JG Lester IN
Councillor PD Price OUT
Councillor P Rone IN
Councillor NE Shaw IN
Councillor EJ Swinglehurst

Cabinet support
Councillor AW Johnson IN
Councillor RJ Phillips IN

Quite right two wheels. Councillor EJ Swinglehurst - any news on her position?

Voting results on Council's website.

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1 hour ago, megilleland said:

Cabinet members ousted so far

Councillor H Bramer OUT
Councillor BA Durkin IN
Councillor DG Harlow (didn't stand, but his position gone) OUT
Councillor JG Lester IN
Councillor PD Price OUT
Councillor P Rone IN
Councillor NE Shaw IN
Councillor EJ Swinglehurst

Cabinet support
Councillor AW Johnson IN
Councillor RJ Phillips IN

Quite right two wheels. Councillor EJ Swinglehurst - any news on her position?

Voting results on Council's website.

She won

Miss Swinglehurst, Elissa Jane, The Conservative Party Candidate. Votes 653

Ms Setterfield, Maggie, Green Party. Votes 552

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Nothing to shout about. I'm sure the likes of Mr Bramer and Mr Price etc. will all now be inter-elected to some brand new appointed position. Folk like them don't go quietly!

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Cllr Price will not be missed nobody like him, just thought Cllr Bremer was also mayor of Ross. the mood at the count you could cut with a knife, Cllr Chappell face was a picture he was so confident he was going to win. There has been a lot of complaints sent to the election officers about many Cllrs, some of the Cllrs that have been elected could be disqualified from their wards within a few weeks, its in the hands of the police, from Worcester. so I have been told.

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On 19/04/2019 at 21:50, megilleland said:

Make your vote count is pretty difficult when there is only one name on the ballot paper.

From The Slog today:

In an astonishing drift towards Soviet democracy, 300 council seats in England have been guaranteed for one party or individual before a single ballot has been cast, weeks before the May 2nd polling day.

The closed shop of shoo-in candidates affects around 850,000 voters across Britain. 150 councillors will win their seats without a single vote being cast. In these wards the candidates are running uncontested meaning these candidates ‘win’ their seats automatically. And Parties or independent candidates have also been guaranteed an additional 152 seats, as multi-member wards go ‘under-contested’ – i.e. where a lack of competition means that at least 1 seat in the ward is guaranteed for a particular party or independent candidate.

The scandal of 21st century Rotten Boroughs has come to light thanks to painstaking research carried out by the Electoral Reform Society (ERS). And the most telling statistic is this one:

While the Conservative Party will get 137 of these undercontested seats, Labour will get just 2 (two) 

This is because the Labour Party accepts that, in many Wards, FPTP (first past the post) leaves them with no chance of winning. Yet they appear not to be worried about giving their supporters zero choice at local level. In fact, from the Leader downwards, they oppose any move away from FPTP. How curious that a Party so often using “democracy” as its watchword should be so unconcerned about a lack of it.

Make your vote count is pretty difficult when there is only one name on the ballot paper.

I'm very happy with FPTP. You get a most popular winner in an area. We had a vote on this recently. We decided to retain FPTP. 

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For the benefit of Newton Farm Residents does Mr Bernard Hunt have a point of contact ie address, telephone or email where they may bring matters to his attention. I understand he has business premises in Whitecross, however I doubt whether people may want to go there and find he is out or not available.

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Megilleland. Bernard Hunt lives in Bromyard there was a landline and mobile number on his leaflet (or should I say Phil Edwards) because it was all about him, nothing about Bernard Hunt. He disappeared from the count after 30 minutes because he had calls to make in regard to his business, good start for the people of Newton Farm, his business comes before his councillor work, time will tell.

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Well if Bernard Hunt, who is totally useless, can get elected it really does not say much about the voters in Newton Farm and/or the other candidates. But of course if you believe the conspiracy theorists he and others may be disqualified soon. 

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