that Greg Mulholland won Leeds NW, which is a great result, and my old mate Martin Hemingway got 1,100 for the Green s without costing the LDs the seat. Nice all round.
Thanks to everyone who's contributed over the past month or so--KC, ELv, Mrs EVil, Eggie, Nurseman, Jarda, GLowboat, Yorkiesoul, Nobby, Katherine and I've probably forgotten loads. Back to normal service now.
THere's a great post-mortem over at Nosemonkey's place.
Well, I was broadly right. Fekri didn't do as well as I thought. The BNP got less than their local result, so are no real threat (and as for 'Labour will come in fourth'???), and Poulsen was a damp squib. Turnout was on the big side, so Cryer won, though I didn't expect the increased majority--and how bad Poulsen did!
Cryer 20, 720 44.7%
Poulsen 15,868 34.3
Fekri 5,484 11.8
Griffin 4,240 9.2
I think everyone's in bed...where are you all?
Counted four police vans in Ilkley tonight..more police than I've ever seen in town before.
At least we'll be safe in our beds.
Well the results are in. A six or seven mile run round Ilkley, and the poster count is:
Dale Eddison: 35-ish
William Brown: 10-ish
Anne Cryer: 8
Karl Poulsen: 5
As one would expect in Ilkley, then, a win for the estate agents.
Just got back from a jog round western Ilkley. Two Cryer posters and eight Poulsen posters in four and a bit miles.
It's not enough for Poulsen.
Excellent article by Paul Keating in T'Grauniad, particularly his analysis of the assumed distinction between citizenship and humanity inherent in racism.
I got a couple of criticisms of my previous post on alleged poet Ian McMillan and his total crapness.
Well, here's his output for the Today programme. I'm assuming they appointed him as 'token comedy northerner', it can't be for anything else. Utter bilge. The man should be hog-tied and eviscerated. Slowly.
INcidentally, it seems when making permalinks, Typepad doesn't like swear words. That previous post had its title changed in the link to 'local meejah'-aren't merkins amusing?
Interesting rumours flying around that the reason that Labour have spent so much time attacking the LibDems nationally over the last week is that they've seen how well the LDs have done on the postal vote. What this means for this constituency is, however, anyone's guess.