Jul 2, 2021 -- 10:02AM, jollyswagman wrote:
at the last general election there was an independent who got 6,400 votes and ukip got over 1600, its a very complicated picture in batley and spen.
Yes, it's always a good battleground seat.
Jul 2, 2021 -- 10:15AM, Cider wrote:
A constituency that includes a significant community that doesn't share the values of the country they live in, and an incredibly toxic by election in that constituency. Purely a coincidence I'm sure.
BATLEY AND SPEN
Thanks for the info, one place I will avoid like the plague
Jul 2, 2021 -- 10:27AM, darkmatter wrote:
As well as the minority right wing parties total exceeding 323 the absence of the Green Party could also have helped Labour. Green Party supporters tend to be active voters and invariably previous Labour supporters. Without a candidate they would probably hold their noses and vote Labour rather than Galloway who they despise. They have been steadily increasing their share and probably would have got close to the Lib Dem figure, certainly more than 323.
Yes, good point. The Greens have been doing particularly well in some areas recently.
Jul 2, 2021 -- 11:05AM, Cider wrote:
How about posting all the bets you had on the market.
Those bets look legit, no way they could possibly be edited
Jul 2, 2021 -- 12:39PM, ----you-have-to-laugh--- wrote:
Great from corbyn congratulatingwinning candidate.Well done @kimleadbeater. Now begins the process of bringing a fractured community together. I’m sure she’ll make the people of #BatleyAndSpen proud - and that she will represent them all.
Jul 3, 2021 -- 8:54AM, Cider wrote:
Galloway is just tapping into the hatred that already exists in that area (and others), coming from the islamist extremists. He's a political opportunist. What do people expect to happen when a way of life is imported into this country that is in direct conflict to the prevailing values of the country as a whole. The paedo gangs, predominately asian Muslim men perps and white underage girl victims have been going on for decades in out towns, and still are, largely ignored by the institutions. That is nothing to do with Galloway.
About time we imported some of their medieval punishment for such people
Jul 3, 2021 -- 11:53AM, A_T wrote:
Galloway was thrown out of Labour years before anyone thought of Brexit. Tony Benn would have backed Brexit but his legacy is still highly respected by the left