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>> No. 82250 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 12:43 pm
82250 No thread for today's locals?
I know NGAF about the locals, and doubly so for the fucking mayor of Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and associated fenland inbred swampdwelllers.
But, having walked my spoiled postal vote in, I feel like shitting up /pol/ with my apathy.
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>> No. 82251 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 1:25 pm
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Very noble of you. Nobody at the polling station will ever read any of that, though.
>> No. 82252 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 1:57 pm
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That's not mine. I just wrote "no mayor, please, it's daft'
>> No. 82253 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 4:26 pm
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I voted but I think after the general was called everyone stopped caring. Literally no information was posted about the candidates anywhere so digging through the local paper it seems to have mostly boiled down to whether we will become one massive unitary authority, one big one and several small or fucking the whole thing off.

Those poor souls in the surrounding districts are likely oblivious to the fact that they will soon be assimilated. Some might have even voted for it forgetting that local elections are about more than which logo you like best on the ballot paper. The fools.

>>82252
Maybe you should have ran on a platform of 'my election pledge is to get rid of my job'. Then promptly sat at home collecting cheques for the job anyway.

If Jimmy can get away with it so can you.
>> No. 82254 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 4:37 pm
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>>82251
>>82252
Yeah, note that the ballot paper is for a Police and Crime Commissioner election, not metro mayor.

>>82250
What's wrong with Julie Howell? I did some social media work for her.
>> No. 82255 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 5:04 pm
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>>82254 What's wrong with Julie Howell?
I don't think we should have a mayor, whoever it is, and spoiling was my feeble attempt at indicating that. It does, of course, mean that I didn't get to vote for or against anyone. It's not something I did flippantly. If the purple twunt gets in by one vote, I shall be sad.
>> No. 82256 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 6:23 pm
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>>82250
Working in a poll station today

6:30 to 22:00 for £160.

~20% turnout so far of 400.
>> No. 82259 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 7:55 pm
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>>82256
Always wondered what they got for the day.
>> No. 82260 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 8:00 pm
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>>82256
Council staff or casual?
>> No. 82261 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 8:09 pm
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>>82259
I'm sure I got offered double time when I worked for East Yorkshire council back in 2011.
>> No. 82262 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 8:26 pm
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>>82250
So close. Almost all their last names start with a B. What are the chances?
>> No. 82263 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 8:28 pm
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>>82262
I think they all had the same idea but ended up backfiring.
>> No. 82265 Anonymous
4th May 2017
Thursday 10:44 pm
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>>82250
Slightly excited about the results tbh.
>> No. 82266 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 4:41 pm
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Top stories of the day:

Andy Burnham is apparently relevant again
Everything is fucking blue
Lib Dems lose a load of seats but apparently have a silver lining
UKIPpers made redundant, 1 councillor elected to hold the door open for the rest
Even Glaswegians stomachs turn at the thought of Corbyn
Welsh still voting labour due to being 20 years behind the rest of the country
SNP vainly trying to keep hold of their inflated ego
Corby unavailable for comment due to being locked in his shed
>> No. 82267 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 4:57 pm
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>>82266
So it has gone exactly how everyone predicted it would. Riveting stuff.
>> No. 82268 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 10:12 pm
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>> No. 82269 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 10:21 pm
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>>82266
I'm sure we'd all agree that this is yet another fantastic achievement for Labour to run it so close to their opponents.
>> No. 82270 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 10:28 pm
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We are all still in year 7.
>> No. 82271 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 10:33 pm
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>>82270
So you're expecting the results to improve for Labour in four weeks time?
>> No. 82272 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 10:45 pm
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>>82271
You don't know what you are talking about.
>> No. 82273 Anonymous
5th May 2017
Friday 10:48 pm
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>>82270
The difference is obvious. The general election is all about "Corbyn chaos!" while the locals are all about "Cor, bin chaos!"
>> No. 82274 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 8:23 am
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Voting vs Lottery?
Looking at the results, it occurred to me that I've got more chance of winning something decent on the lottery, than my vote being the one that changes the result.
Even in a relatively open seat, that is. (Cambridge) You safe-seat bastards might as well not bother at all.
Daft system.
>> No. 82275 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 12:37 pm
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>>82273
You forgot to sign your post from 'Mike Giggler'.
>> No. 82276 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 3:23 pm
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>>82274
>I've got more chance of winning something decent on the lottery, than my vote being the one that changes the result.
Perhaps the rest of us really are better off with you not voting.
>> No. 82277 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 3:37 pm
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>>82276
Perhaps we'd all be better off with a different voting system?
Did vote, will vote, don't feel good about it, but thanks for your carefully crafted argument.
>> No. 82278 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 4:08 pm
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>>82277
>but thanks for your carefully crafted argument
You're ​welcome. Next time you want one, just ask by not spouting drivel and you'll probably get one.
>> No. 82279 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 6:14 pm
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>>82276
>>82278
Not him and I have no idea what your problem is. Have you been for your walk today?
>> No. 82280 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 9:43 pm
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>>82273
Very good, anon.
>> No. 82281 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 9:57 pm
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The value of your vote depends very much on the marginality of your seat. One vote in Swansea West is worth the same as 223 votes in Knowsley.

http://www.voterpower.org.uk/
>> No. 82287 Anonymous
6th May 2017
Saturday 10:21 pm
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>>82281
That entirely depends on how you value a vote. If you assume that the only thing that matters is the majority, then votes in some places make more difference than others. But this approach ignores the substantial data operations that parties are now running. The Conservatives aren't putting out policies friendly to old white people because they're the party of old white people. They're doing it because they vote and vote reliably. By at least putting a ballot paper in the box, regardless of whether or not you cast a valid vote or drew a massive cock, there's a record that you voted, and the parties know that someone like you voted. It sends a signal that your vote is on the market for anyone that cares to woo you.

In 2010, the under-30s outnumbered the over-65s by around a million, but the latter outvoted the former by over three million. Of the eligible under-30s, around two-thirds were registered to vote, and half of those turned out. Of the eligible over-65s, almost all were registered and around three-quarters of those turned out. Theresa May is appealing to old people, who vote in large numbers, and Kippers, who are highly motivated. Jeremy Corbyn is most popular with the young, who by and large don't vote. Which of those strategies is likely to pay off?

In short, if you think you're getting a bad deal, and you don't vote, then the two are probably related.

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