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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved
Posted by: Colin Jordan
Date/Time: 19/05/15 12:20:00

You’re right, Jonathan, I did rather skip over your point, and for that I apologize. My main point was that we’ve got to deal with the situation as it is, not as we might like it to be, and that was why I concentrated on the things Labour needs to think about if it is to constitute a viable opposition to the ruling party under the present system.

On your substantive point, I agree, though your figures are a little questionable, since they suggest that nobody else took part in the election apart from those who voted Labour or Conservative. The fact that the SNP got under 1.5 million votes and won 59 seats, whereas UKIP got 3.5 million votes and won only one seat suggests there is something seriously amiss with the present first-past-the-post system, and I think that over the next five years the government is going to have to address this, and in addition mount a determined campaign, starting I think at the level of schools, to encourage people to take a greater interest in politics and exercise their right to vote, whatever party they vote for.

Meanwhile, back to that leadership contest… 


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Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 13:35:00 R Atterwill
   Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 13:40:00 Mark Derrick
      Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 13:42:00 R Atterwill
         Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 13:50:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 13:56:00 R Atterwill
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 14:42:00 David Roberts
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 14:51:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 10/05/15 09:47:00 Phil Andrews
   Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 14:54:00 Adrian Irving
      Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 14:57:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 16:47:00 Steve Taylor
         Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 18:54:00 Loraine Pemberton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 19:21:00 Nigel Brooks
   Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 14:57:00 Peter Millman
   Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 15:57:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 15:58:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 16:53:00 R Atterwill
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 16:58:00 Huw Burford-Taylor
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 17:20:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 19:28:00 Mark Talbot
         Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 17:55:00 Viv Griffiths
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 18:31:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 19:27:00 Mark Talbot
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 19:35:00 Pete Mayes
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 21:21:00 Mark Talbot
   Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 20:37:00 R Atterwill
      Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 20:43:00 Claire Moran
         Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 20:52:00 Steve Taylor
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 20:55:00 Claire Moran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 21:03:00 Steve Taylor
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 21:02:00 Steve Taylor
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 21:41:00 Claire Moran
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 21:48:00 Georgina Flint
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 21:52:00 R Atterwill
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 21:57:00 Claire Moran
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 10/05/15 09:55:00 Phil Andrews
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 21:53:00 Mark Talbot
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 22:31:00 Georgina Flint
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 08/05/15 22:43:00 Pete Mayes
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 06:47:00 Sam Hearn
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 08:05:00 Colin Jordan
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 08:36:00 Steve Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 09:35:00 Peter Millman
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 10:00:00 Steve Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 10:02:00 Pete Mayes
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 10:12:00 Steve Taylor
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 11:38:00 Nigel Brooks
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 14:31:00 Robert Fish
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 14:34:00 Pete Mayes
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 14:53:00 Nigel Brooks
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 14:54:00 Pete Mayes
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 17:13:00 David Giles
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 09/05/15 19:32:00 Nigel Brooks
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 10/05/15 08:33:00 R Atterwill
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 10/05/15 09:14:00 Steve Taylor
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 10/05/15 09:58:00 Colin Jordan
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 10/05/15 11:00:00 Pete Mayes
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 10/05/15 11:15:00 Nigel Brooks
                                                   Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 10/05/15 21:40:00 Steve Taylor
                                                      Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 10/05/15 22:04:00 Julian Pavey
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 10/05/15 23:18:00 Pete Mayes
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Tory Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 11/05/15 00:54:00 Beryl Wall
                                    Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 12/05/15 11:32:00 John Whitworth
   Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 11/05/15 07:52:00 R Atterwill
      Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 11/05/15 18:52:00 Julian Pavey
         Frank Field11/05/15 23:38:00 David Giles
            Re:Frank Field12/05/15 11:41:00 Colin Jordan
            Re:Frank Field12/05/15 11:52:00 Pete Mayes
               Re:Re:Frank Field12/05/15 18:57:00 Pete Mayes
                  Re:Re:Re:Frank Field12/05/15 19:09:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Frank Field12/05/15 20:29:00 Nigel Brooks
                        Here  we go  Loop De Loo      12/05/15 21:50:00 Pete Mayes
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Frank Field14/05/15 08:05:00 David Giles
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Frank Field18/05/15 15:19:00 David Grantley
                              Re:Wallowing18/05/15 15:36:00 Richard Greenhough
         Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 15/05/15 01:18:00 David Giles
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 15/05/15 20:19:00 Steve Taylor
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 15/05/15 23:11:00 Pete Mayes
                  e:Conservative Party majority achieved 17/05/15 20:16:00 Steve Taylor
                     Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 17/05/15 20:30:00 Pete Mayes
                        Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 17/05/15 22:03:00 Phil Andrews
                           Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 17/05/15 22:16:00 Richard Jennings
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 17/05/15 22:35:00 Claire Moran
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 17/05/15 23:02:00 Nigel Brooks
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 17/05/15 23:09:00 Julian Pavey
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 18/05/15 08:25:00 Colin Jordan
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 18/05/15 13:27:00 Steve Taylor
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 18/05/15 14:27:00 Richard Greenhough
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 18/05/15 15:51:00 Jonathan Bingham
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 18/05/15 16:50:00 Phil Andrews
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 18/05/15 17:27:00 Colin Jordan
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 18/05/15 20:15:00 Jonathan Bingham
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 18/05/15 20:34:00 Claire Moran
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 19/05/15 12:20:00 Colin Jordan
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 19/05/15 17:41:00 Phil Andrews
                                                            Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:e:Conservative Party majority achieved 19/05/15 19:05:00 Jonathan Bingham
   Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 19/05/15 18:51:00 Marawan Abbas
      Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 19/05/15 19:13:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 19/05/15 19:36:00 Steve Taylor
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Conservative Party majority achieved 19/05/15 20:29:00 Marawan Abbas
               Re:Why Labour won in B&I20/05/15 10:07:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Why Labour won in B&I20/05/15 11:08:00 Anne England
                     Re:Why Labour won in B&I20/05/15 11:24:00 John Whitworth
                        Re:Re:Why Labour won in B&I20/05/15 11:51:00 Richard Greenhough
                     Re:Re:Re:Why Labour won in B&I20/05/15 11:53:00 Richard Greenhough
                  Re:Re:Why Labour won in B&I20/05/15 13:20:00 Steve Taylor
                     Re:Re:Re:Why Labour won in B&I 20/05/15 17:11:00 Marawan Abbas
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Why Labour won in B&I 20/05/15 19:39:00 Phil Andrews
                           Mary McLeod's recount request 21/05/15 09:54:00 David McLoughlin
                              Re:Mary McLeod's recount request 21/05/15 12:45:00 Marawan Abbas
                                 Re:Re:Mary McLeod's recount request 21/05/15 16:05:00 Phil Andrews
                                    Re:Re:Re:Mary McLeod's recount request 21/05/15 17:26:00 Sam Hearn
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Mary McLeod's recount request 21/05/15 18:01:00 Phil Andrews

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