“THE scale of the Scottish Tories’ 2005 general election defeat was laid bare yesterday as it emerged that the party spent Â£1.3 million on a campaign which yielded only one MP and left it with the lowest vote share in its history.”
UK General Election 2005
Top UK election spenders revealed: “…Labour spent Â£1.90 for every vote it won, compared with Â£2.03 for the Tories. The Lib Dems got the best value at 72p per vote, although they spent more per seat won than Labour.”
Peter Snow hangs up swingometer. Gah! Elections will never be the same. Who else could possibly present absurd computer graphics with authority? (Via.)
Hmm, well one person has decided to get all party political with the proportional representation debate. Forgetting the arguments about PR versus FPTP, which are well rehearsed on both sides, what interests me is the Lib Dem obsession with PR. It tells you everything you need to know about them. They donâ€™t believe they have […]
They’ve still not learned, according to “a leading Highlands Tory” no less. Sorry to quote such a large chunk of it, but he hits the nail pretty much on the head in my view. Robbie Rowantree… also claimed his party was complacent on race relations, riven by homophobia and stuck in a time warp… He […]
I’m posting this in every single category to make sure everybody who might need this gets it. I’ve decided that my categories are a mess, and tomorrow I’m going to attempt to clean them up a bit. I’ll be creating new categories, deleting rubbish old ones, and changing where they go. Some posts might end […]
Justin at Chicken Yoghurt has had a look at the Parliamentary research paper on the election.
Now that the election is well and truly over (well, almost) the political landscape looks like a slightly different place.. Firstly, Tony Blair is facing challenges to his “mandate” left, right and centre — literally. The seemingly never-ending criticism from his own backbenchers ever since Friday suggests that even with a majority Blair is going […]
Armando Iannucci’s new programme, The Thick of It, is finally starting next Thursday on BBC Four. The Observer has a preview piece on it, and it sounds like it’s going to be one of the very best programmes of the year. …Chris Morris, his friend and collaborator on The Day Today, says [it] ‘is one […]
Zimbabwe TV says British election marred by fraud.