Friday, May 06, 2005

Britain's most intelligent voters.

Britain's most intelligent voters live in Tower Hamlets.

George Galloway, the anti-war Respect candidate took the Tower Hamlets seat from Labour's pro-war Oona King with a swing of 38 per cent.

Respect performed well in East and West Ham, forming a new political power in East London.

The anti-war SNP gained two seats from Labour in the Western Isles and Dundee East.

The anti-war Green Party increased its share of the vote nationwide in nearly all the seats it contested. Their biggest gain was in the Brighton Pavilion seat.

Independent candidate Richard Taylor retained his Kidderminster seat.

Peter Law was also returned to Westminster as an independent MP for Blaenau Gwent.

In Medway, anti-war Labour candidate Bob Marshall-Andrews was the winner.

The anti-war Liberal Democrats have gained at least 11 seats from Labour and 3 from the Conservatives.

Lib Dem gains include: East Dunbartonshire, Hornsey and Wood Green, Ceredigion, Cardiff Central, Birmingham Yardley, Manchester Withington, Rochdale, Leeds North West, Bristol West, Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey, Taunton, Solihull, Westmorland and Lonsdale, Cambridge, Falmouth and Camborne

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Odd results:

Dumfries and Galloway

Pro-war Labour candidate Russell Brown won the seat with his vote increasing 8.7%

Britain tests DU shells in the Dumfries and Galloway area. Radiation reports showed serious contamination near Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway. "Well above acceptable limits," the Ministry of Defence was to acknowledge later. Robert Fisk The Independent 4 October 1999.

Blackburn

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw held onto his Blackburn seat with only a slightly reduced majority.

Leicester South

Labour gain from the Liberal Democrats.

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