Tuesday, May 10, 2005

UK - more odd election results?


According to the BBC, 10 May 2005, Police in Stoke-on-Trent are investigating claims that postal votes may have been tampered with.

The returning officer related that 43 papers for Stoke North arrived together and the declaration of identity had been removed from each.

Joan Walley held the constituency for Labour with a majority of more than 10,000 over the Conservatives.

Labour 16,191 votes -5.4%

Conservative 6,155 votes +1.2%

Liberal Democrat 4,561 votes +2.9%


Which of the following show big swings against Labour?
Which result stands out as very different?

Birmingham Ladywood
Labour 17,262 votes -17.0%
Liberal Democrat 10,461 votes +23.3%

Birmingham Hodge Hill
Labour 13,822 votes -15.3%
Liberal Democrat 8,373 +21.4%

Birmingham Perry Barr
Khalid Mahmood Labour 18,269 +0.5%
Jon Hunt Liberal Democrat 10,321 +3.6%

Birmingham Sparkbrook & Small Heath
Labour 13,787 -21.4%
Respect-Unity Coalition 10,498 +27.5%
Liberal Democrat 7,727 +7.0%

Birmingham Yardley (Lib gain)
Liberal Democrat 13,648 +8.1%
10,976 -9.6%

In 1974, Labour's Harold Wilson won 39% of the vote and had a majority of only 3 seats.

In 2005, Labour's Tony Blair won 35% of the vote and had a majority of 67 seats.

In 2005, Blair lost lots of not very marginal seats, but managed to hold on to some of the most marginal.

More at:

Possible UK vote fraud? Some figures.

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