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Yay for the power to vote! I had no idea that things would be so close in my constituency and was:

a) horrified that only 42 votes kept my constituency from going to the Conservatives

b)so so so glad that Z and I had exercised our democratic electoral powers.

Now to see what happens in the Parliament...



( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 7th, 2010 08:32 am (UTC)
Just seen that news! what by a whisker of hair, that was supposedly to be a safe Lab seat. Interesting a girl that used to live next door to me in Cambridge dorm got only 123 votes.

May. 10th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
Now I want an "I helped save Glenda Jackson" badge.
May. 11th, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)

you saved country too from someone who won't stop pulling racism card for cheap political score. urgh

May. 7th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC)
Ours has been a safe Labour seat for 13 years and is now Conservative by 3%...
May. 10th, 2010 12:31 pm (UTC)
Argh, argh, argh, argh.
Was the Labour candidate any good?
May. 7th, 2010 09:29 am (UTC)
Bloody hell...42 votes difference is terrifying. Leeds lost two seats to the Tories and the candidates were both absolutely lovely and would have made great MPs so it's a big shame BUT my area stayed Labour with Lib Dem in second and one which Labour feared they may lose stayed Labour as well which is a big relief...particularly as the candidate may be able to offer my mum a job now her boss has finished being an MP!
May. 10th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
Hurray! I hope the job comes through for your mum.
May. 7th, 2010 09:42 am (UTC)
It was NOT close here- Tories got over 50%, but the Lib Dems moved up into second place on about 20% after coming a dismal third the last few times.
May. 10th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
I'm really hoping that if Nick Clegg shows himself capable in whoever he coalates with, that it will boost the Lib Dems in public standing so that they do better at the next election. I was gutted they lost seats this time around considering they are already a minority party.

On the other hand, perhaps a term of Conservative government would also see the return of Old Labour.
May. 7th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yay!! What an exciting election.

BTW, I've been super busy lately so I've neglected to comment properly, but I love reading your Matei stories -- so charming & they always make me smile!
May. 10th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
No worries, I comment in my head on stuff all the time, which apparently rarely manifests itself on LJ.

I've been thinking about you and am glad things are looking up.
May. 8th, 2010 11:30 am (UTC)
42 votes is certainly pretty close. Can you imagine if your constituency had been one of those that had turned people away?!
My constituency (Tooting) has remained Labour. I voted Lib Dem - in part, tactically but also because I am not overly happy with either Lab or Con and I did not want to see them have ALL the power. I think there needs to be temperance.
At this moment in time it strikes me that the "right" thing would be a Con/LibDem government. I don't feel that Brown can remain on this result - they just did not get a big enough percentage and I think there would be a public outcry.
The real winner though is democracy. We have had the highest turnout for years.
May. 10th, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, it was shocking about people getting turned away! Esepcially considering some of them had been queueing for hours.

I hope some manner of electoral reform comes out of whatever deal Clegg ends up sealing with whoever, though. The whole system looks like it could use an overhaul.

I'm finding it hard to get excited about future government, although I am laying a lot of hope in Lib Dems being able to temper a Conservative Government. We'll see though. The funding for my job runs out at the end of the financial year, so everyone is all about waiting and seeing for the moment.
May. 16th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
Sorry for not replying sooner to this.
I guess all we can do is wait to see what happens.
I'm trying to keep an open mind about it. But until I next get a chance to vote I suppose there is not a lot I'll be able to "do" about whatever "they" do except watch from the side lines.
Hmmm, that kinda sounds pessimistic but it's not meant to be. In the meantime I'll continue to pursue getting more involved in transgender equality and rights.
Jun. 8th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC)
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