Tim writes, posting an article on politics on someone else’s blog, especially when they are running for office, is delicate.
What I know so far
- Cameron continues as prime minister, has visited HRH Queen Elizabeth about forming a government
- Ed Milliband has resigned as leader of the Labour party
- Nick Clegg has resigned as leader of the Liberal Democrat party
- Nigel Farage has resigned as leader of UKIP
- The Conservative majority is slender
- Scottish SDP managed a bloodbath in Scotland taking all but three seats, a massive swing includes seats which were held by the Labour Party for over 80 years.
- The Green Party are reduced to one MP
- UKIP are reduced to one MP
- UKIP received a large increase in their share of the vote, this not translating into seats, is one of the oddities of the UK, not unusual.
- Welsh and Irish MPs continue. Sien Fien will continue to abstain from attending Westminster.
- Tattersall lost in the Pudsey parliamentary election, coming in a distant third but nevertheless a good result for a first attempt and in the face of the two dominant UK parties. Breaking in is very hard.
The results for local mainly county based or city/town based elections will appear over the next few days. England does not have a regional parliament. These will bring a different slant on the result.
Looks like Roger kept his deposit, polled more than 5% of the votes.
Farage presumably carries on as an MEP.
There will be ex-UK appointees to EU posts / jobs.
Bishop Hill (sidebar) will pick up on a number of pertinent snippets.
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