Ed Davey is gone

Posted: May 8, 2015 by tchannon in Politics

<b>[edit] From comments, thank you for getting the result, expect Roger will be along later

marchesarosa says:

Pudsey General Election

Con hold with a 8.8% majority, 72% turnout

candidates………………..votes…………..%

Con Stuart Andrew……23,637……….46.4%
Lab Jamie Hanley…….19,136……….37.6%
UKIP Roger Tattersall..4,689…………..9.2%
Ryk Downes……………..1,926…………..3.8%
Claire Allen……………….1,539…………..3.0%

Well done, Roger! A good effort.</b>

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Cabinet minster, Energy Secretary Ed Davey

Kingston & Surbiton

2015 Result: Con gain from Lib Dem

http://news.sky.com/election/constituency/342/kingston-and-surbiton

Move of -15%, a vote down, not a swing.

At the point of writing it looks as though the Conservative party will hold a slim majority. Mostly as expected.

If a devil goes, who will be next in the post?

Post by Tim

Comments
  1. johnbuk says:

    Good riddance to bad rubbish, deserves everything he gets. I wrote to Cameron (The Prime Minister for those not in UK) about 2 or 3 years ago when Davey called people who did not believe his climate bollocks some derogatory term which I forget now. I asked him if he thought it was right that a fellow cabinet member of his government was so rude about the people who he was elected to represent. Got the usual wet pap in return. Joy of joys the little shit is gone.

  2. Graeme No.3 says:

    Well, some good has come out of the election.

    I had no evidence that he was rude, although I don’t doubt it, but I had very serious doubts about his sanity.

  3. wolsten says:

    Great news – interestingly they talk about the energy secretary’s demise conveniently forgetting his almost complete dedication to killing off reliable conventional energy. Turns out he was non-renewable, who would have thunk it?

  4. Owen Paterson would put the cat among the pigeons! But I would rather see the post wound up.

    Meanwhile, the wind mill at the top of our hill has stopped turning (symbolic?)

  5. Joe Public says:

    Whilst it’s good riddance to bad rubbish, whoever has the poison chalice foist upon them, they’ll meekly follow the party line.

    UNLESS it’s hammered home to Cameron that a major reason for UKIP’s popularity was the public’s disapproval of paying massive subsidies via energy bills.

  6. Richard111 says:

    Tory party seems to be in the lead at the moment. (phone call from up country).

  7. Richard111 says:

    Now confirmed on the BBC. Overall majority. So at least NO coalition.

  8. Graeme No.3 says:

    Roger,
    my commiserations. You did well for a first timer and got over 3 times the Green vote. With the MSM all against UKIP and a series of problems, it is a reasonable result for the party. It will be obvious to both the major ones that UKIP is not going to go away, and is more likely to get stronger as they do their TweedleDee and TweedleDum act.

  9. roobeedoo2 says:

    I wrote a limerick about Ed Davey once …

    There once was an MP Ed Davey,

    That is all.

  10. marchesarosa says:

    Pudsey General Election

    Con hold with a 8.8% majority, 72% turnout

    candidates………………..votes…………..%

    Con Stuart Andrew……23,637……….46.4%
    Lab Jamie Hanley…….19,136……….37.6%
    UKIP Roger Tattersall..4,689…………..9.2%
    Ryk Downes……………..1,926…………..3.8%
    Claire Allen……………….1,539…………..3.0%

    Well done, Roger! A good effort. The hammering of the Lib Dems and the decimation of Labour is a good result for us climate sceptics. Let’s hope to see a a change in climate policies henceforward.

    [Tim: I posted at 4am so thank you for getting Roger’s result, much as expected but wasn’t going to say it. Been around far too long. Farage’s loss was pretty much clear just after the polls closed when his main backer said as much. A shame because we need colourful people. –Tim]

  11. Andrew says:

    He has certainly left a mess, Hinkley may not even happen. The Austrians are up in arms over the subsidy, the design is now being criticised as dangerous.

    We face the real threat of blackouts, the metropolitan liberal elite has sleepwalked to potential disaster. http://www.thegwpf.com/oops-teslas-green-battery-doesnt-actually-work-that-well-with-solar/

    What will the Tories do, yes Paterson would be a good signal, hugely popular at DEFRA amongst scientific advisors, hugely unlikely. Just as likely a Gove returning to Education.

    I suspect a clean skin, a new name that will toe the party line, don’t expect boat rocking revelations, after all Paris is close, Dave will want a fudge, without getting the blame. After that we can only hope the dead hand of Osborne ( IF he is still at the treasury) will reign in the excess. His choice of where to cut is severely limited after panic promising.

    Can we avoid power cuts? Probably not, we are surely in for some very cold winters, sooner than many think. If you believe that this solar cycle is similar to cycle 12, the winter CETs match quite closely (24-12) the winter temperatures of next 3 winters of sc12 were all well below average. To see what I’m on about,watch this http://www.gavsweathervids.com/sc24-25.html.

    What a fine mess. legislate in haste, repent while taking a fine pension, non executive directorships & a speaking tour of green organisations, quangos & the gullible rich.

  12. Davey will pop up again as director of renewable energy companies, before they all fold (hopefully).

    Well done Rog. Like Ukip candidates across the country you did the best that could be expected, given adverse media coverage and tactical voting to keep out Liebour and Limpdims.

  13. Richard111 says:

    Lord Miliband anyone?

  14. Andrew says:

    Forget to say.

    Add polling models to the list of epic failures. Blame the public for lying.

  15. tchannon says:

    Roger is also standing for election to Leeds City Council. Vote counting commences 14:00 today.

  16. c777 says:

    The next one at the DECC?
    It will be a clear indication of the Conservatives intentions.
    My guess , Greg Barking-Mad.
    Its business as usual the EU’s new Carbon price will go through driving up food, transport, and fuel prices for everyone.
    We just got Kudos instead of Krang last night.

  17. p.g.sharrow says:

    The Conservatives have merely won the opportunity to garner all the blame for the coming disasters that result from the poor decisions of the last administration. pg

  18. Kon Dealer says:

    Along with Balls, this was the other result that had me jumping up and down screaming “YEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!”

    Let’s just hope that Ed’s bird-mincers go the same way as Potato-Ed himself- irrelevance.

  19. Richard111 says:

    UKIP came second in 90 constituencies! Incredible performance.

  20. tallbloke says:

    Richard III: Final result is second in 110 contituencies. That is a strong message to the main parties. UKIP is still on the march, despite the immediate setback.