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Joughin finished 5th in the 2010 by-election with 146 votes. He's increased his vote by 14 and is elected.

 

Not only was the turnout low @ 30%. The total number of registered electors is down by about 1500 - has a third of Douglas East disappeared? Last place is only 80 votes behind first - there's 4 candidates within 30 votes of each other, so if even 2% of the disappeared voted the whole result could have been different. This was a lottery.

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He is obviously the establishment candidate, toes the line, doesn't argue with the big boys and as thick as fuck.

Should be a shoe-in.

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Joughin finished 5th in the 2010 by-election with 146 votes. He's increased his vote by 14 and is elected.

 

Not only was the turnout low @ 30%. The total number of registered electors is down by about 1500 - has a third of Douglas East disappeared? Last place is only 80 votes behind first - there's 4 candidates within 30 votes of each other, so if even 2% of the disappeared voted the whole result could have been different. This was a lottery.

A great opportunity for the members for Douglas East (Robertshaw and Joughin) to walk round their area, talk to people and make sure they are on the electoral roll for next year. Lots of people were complaining that they haven't seen Robertshaw since he was elected and used to put on his 'concerned' voice to indicate how sympathetic he was to their plight.

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The forces of darkness don't want party politics in any form. Look at the stick Karran and Beecroft suffer from in Keys. Malarkey got in on a party ticket then when he wanted to take the queens shilling and wasn't allowed to by the party, as per policy at the time, he fabricated a disagreement with the leader and just left only to get booted out by Beecroft. Hall the same, got thrown out eventually and even Bell's possie saw him as useless hence no position.

All the vitriol on social media and mainstream bias against them, orchestrated from the top floor of the wedding cake, will ensure party politics will be synonymous with Ebola for a long time to come.

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Quite frankly, if we had the right calibre of people standing, we could manage this Island more effectively with 10/12 MHKs. Then, they wouldn't have time to dick about wasting time on stupid and pointless pissing contests, because they would need to spend every minute focussed on the real issues of the day.

 

This is exactly what should happen. The number of MHK's should be reduced and the salary doubled. Given that most UK constituencies consist of more than 60,000, there is no reason that 2500 should be represented by one person

 

Then you would get people of the right calibre standing.

 

Last night was a fecking joke, and if it is an indication of what is to come next year, then we are seriously in the shit.

 

Thinking that 30% was a decent enough turnout due to the weather is nonsense.

 

What I would be interested in knowing is why people didn't go to vote and what can be done to stop this lethargy.

 

There must be some on here that didn't bother, perhaps they could share why ? (not judging :D )

I just wondered if 30% was normal.

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No - 50% in my manor usually, apparently.

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I have a great idea!!!!!

 

Add up the turn out percentages of each area, add each one til it's near enough 100% - make those the new constituencies and let people stand accordingly.

 

This election is a smite on democracy.

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To be honest Bees, if they gave you Boot Advantage points for turning up at a polling booth they'd get more than 900 people turning up.

Only in Glenfaba ;)

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The forces of darkness don't want party politics in any form. Look at the stick Karran and Beecroft suffer from in Keys. Malarkey got in on a party ticket then when he wanted to take the queens shilling and wasn't allowed to by the party, as per policy at the time, he fabricated a disagreement with the leader and just left only to get booted out by Beecroft. Hall the same, got thrown out eventually and even Bell's possie saw him as useless hence no position.

All the vitriol on social media and mainstream bias against them, orchestrated from the top floor of the wedding cake, will ensure party politics will be synonymous with Ebola for a long time to come.

During the recent bye election i heard at least 3 press releases on Manx Radio saying various members didn't think party politics would work on the IOM.They purported to be commenting on the Junior Chamber of Commerce non-event but really were a subtle way of discrediting Liberal Vannin. We don't normally get three ministers commenting on a minor debate/discussion.

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To be honest Bees, if they gave you Boot Advantage points for turning up at a polling booth they'd get more than 900 people turning up.

Only in Glenfaba ;)

I meant Boots Advantage points! It's true though. Offer them a chance to save 30p off toothpaste or deodorant by claiming Boots points for voting and you'd get more than the crappy turnout we got this week. Voter apathy doesn't even cover it. There is no advantage to voting for candidates for most people. You replace one idiot with another idiot. It's just wasted effort turning up to vote.

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The forces of darkness don't want party politics in any form. Look at the stick Karran and Beecroft suffer from in Keys.

Yes, and the ones who dish this out should consider what a pathetic picture they present to the populace. They should hang their heads in shame (but they won't , because they are 'important' ... )

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To be honest Bees, if they gave you Boot Advantage points for turning up at a polling booth they'd get more than 900 people turning up.

Only in Glenfaba ;)

I meant Boots Advantage points! It's true though. Offer them a chance to save 30p off toothpaste or deodorant by claiming Boots points for voting and you'd get more than the crappy turnout we got this week. Voter apathy doesn't even cover it. There is no advantage to voting for candidates for most people. You replace one idiot with another idiot. It's just wasted effort turning up to vote.

Well that's certainly what happened in my constituency of Malew & Santon last time.

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