Big Society vs Proportional Representation

Posted on Wed 05 May 2010 in general • Tagged with election, ge2010, policies, politics, turnout

This will be my last post on the subject of politics for some time. Tomorrow is election day and even though blogging is not yet subject to the oversight of Ofcom the convention of not campaigning on election day seems like a good one to follow.

The campaign has taken …

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Interesting Times

Posted on Tue 27 April 2010 in general • Tagged with cambridge, cambs, election, ge2010, politics

The election race in my constituency just got a lot more interesting. The suspension of the local Labour candidate offers up some interesting options for the voters. While the Tory incumbent has a fairly healthy majority he does benefit from a splitting of the opposition vote.

Despite kicking the candidate …

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Seconds out, round two

Posted on Thu 22 April 2010 in general • Tagged with election, ge2010, politics

The knives are well and truly out for Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats ahead of tonight's debate. They can't exactly complain now they have been propelled from third party to potential front-runners (modulo electoral effects). While the "scrutiny" offered by the British press is predictably smear-like I'm hoping it's …

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Post Match Analysis

Posted on Fri 16 April 2010 in general • Tagged with debate, election, ge2010, politics, tv

Our polling cards arrived this morning. Now I know I can vote I'm still a little conflicted about who to vote for. Last night I tuned into ITV to see if I can clear up that confusion.

The debate was certainly livelier than the chancellors debate. Part of that was …

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Under starters orders

Posted on Wed 07 April 2010 in general • Tagged with cambridge, election, politics

It wasn't exactly the most surprising announcement but the race is now on for who forms the next government. Anyone not registered to vote has about 13 days to make sure they are registered for the election.

According to the Electoral Reform Society there isn't much point voting as all …

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