Sunday, 7 June 2009

Minor Party County Council Election Results 2009

As of this moment it seems:

BNP: Three County Council seats (with claim of up to 5 Euro seats).
English Democrats: Won Vote for Mayor of Doncaster. No news on County Council seats.
Greens: 12 County Council seats (now on 123 seats).
UKIP: Eight County Council seats (plus claim for Euro Election triumph and beat BNP/Greens at head-to-head votes)
Mebyon Kernow: No update on their site, but they seem to have won 3 seats.

Any news on Socialist or similar parties' candidates welcome in feedback section.


Here's the blurb from the "minor parties sites."



BNP:

The British National Party stands to take at least one European parliamentary seat and has a chance of taking another three, according to a detailed analysis of the local election results across the country.

The BNP’s statistical analysis department has taken all of the available local election results from each region, and combined them to generate an average BNP vote across each region. These figures then provide a basis upon which European parliamentary results can be estimated. (European parliamentary seats are apportioned according to a complicated highest averages system known as the d’Hondt method, which is dependent on the total number of votes a party receives and the number of seats already allocated to that party in the election.)

The analysis of the local election results on Thursday are subject to a number of important caveats as far as the BNP is concerned.

- Firstly, in many regions, elections took place in local authorities which were not traditional BNP territory. For example, the BNP fought seats in the South East which had never been contested before, while in the West Midlands, there were no elections in BNP strongholds such as Stoke. For this reason, the local authority election results will be skewed, but they are the only figures currently available upon which any estimates can be made.

- Secondly, party political choice at local level may not be representative of party choice at national level. There is a strong train of thought which suggests that turnout for the BNP at Euro level is lower than at local level. Conversely, there is an equally strong argument that people who have voted BNP at local level are likely to already feel strongly enough about politics to carry this allegiance through to Euro level. On the current figures, it is impossible to tell which of the two scenarios will play out. Either of them, in any event, do not affect the fact that the BNP has an excellent chance of taking at least one seat in the North West.

- Thirdly, the final Euro tally will be affected by the size of the turnout for the UKIP party. Talked up by the media, it is highly possible that large numbers of people who have voted Tory at local level would have given their Euro vote to UKIP. This will see a substantial UKIP vote, which may affect the ability of the BNP to take seats under the d’Hondt system, even if its vote increases as per the figures below.

With these important caveats in mind, here follows the average local election result for the BNP. The possibility of a win or loss is calculated upon the minimum percentages required for the BNP to place on that region’s list of elected MEPs.

- South West region: Average BNP vote: 6.8 percent. Result: No Euro BNP seat.

- South East region: Average BNP vote: 7.4 percent. Result: BNP vote just below the threshold, therefore no Euro BNP seat. (This result can be affected by the fact that the BNP only fought local elections in many areas which had either never seen a BNP candidate before, or which had no record of previous large BNP votes.)

- London region: Only one local election contested by BNP, vote was 17.5 percent. Impossible to make prediction, therefore must presume no Euro BNP seat.

- East of England (Eastern) region: Average BNP vote: 9.8 percent. Result: BNP vote just below the threshold, therefore no Euro BNP seat.

- East Midlands region: Average BNP vote: 14.3 percent. Result: One possible Euro BNP seat.

- West Midlands region: Average BNP vote: 12.6 percent. Result: One possible Euro BNP seat. (This result could be boosted by the fact that the best BNP-supporting areas in the West Midlands - Stoke, Sandwell, Dudley and others - did not have local elections on Thursday, meaning that large numbers of BNP voters are not reflected in this average figure.)

- Yorkshire & Humberside region: Average BNP vote: 10.3 percent. Result: One possible Euro BNP seat. (This result could be boosted by the fact that the best BNP-supporting areas in Yorkshire - Leeds and others - did not have local elections on Thursday, meaning that large numbers of BNP votes are not reflected in this average figure.)

- North East region: Only two mayoral elections held, average BNP percentage in those two contests was 6 percent. Impossible to calculate on those figures, therefore no Euro BNP seat.

- North West region: Average BNP vote: 13.1 percent. Result: One BNP Euro seat, and possibly two.

It therefore seems likely that that BNP will take at least one European parliamentary seat in the elections. If the local results hold true on the Euro level, it could be more.

In either event, the BNP has now established itself as a national presence, and has become firmly embedded throughout the country as a household name. Membership has increased dramatically during the campaign, and the party is now better placed than ever before to carry on the struggle for the survival of our nation.



English Democrats:

3:15 TODAY: Doncaster elect the country's first English Democrats mayor.

Labour and Tory candidates eliminated after first round.

Davies wins after second round count.
Peter Davies 25,344 - Mick Maye 24,990

The Doncaster free press reported that:

As a true Englishman, Davies celebrated his victory with a pint of foaming nut-brown ale....

Party chair Robin Tilbrook congratulated Peter on his spectacular triumph.
"Peter has done fantastically well, he's fought a great campaign on the issues that really matter.
This is not only a great result for the people of Doncaster - it's a great result for the people of England, too! Peter is now truly the Boris Johnson of the north."




Greens:

In yesterday's county elections the Green Party continued to make steady progress.

The party made its breakthrough onto four county councils - Cambridgeshire (1 seat), Devon (1), Gloucestershire (1) and Suffolk (2).

In Norfolk the Greens held 2 seats and gained 5.

In Lancashire the party successfully defended 1 seat and gained a second. Lancaster Greens also held a city council seat in a by-election, and continue to hold 12 seats on the city council.

Unfortunately the Greens had effectively lost 4 seats before the campaign began, due to council reorganisation and boundary changes (in Eastern and North East regions). The only unexpected loss was 3 out of the 5 Green Party seats on Oxfordshire County Council.

Greens gain most at Labour and LibDem expense

The Green Party ended the campaign with 123 councillors on 42 councils, up from 119 on 41.

Of the Green Party's gains, 7 were from Labour, 2 from the LibDems and 1 from the Conservatives. This too continues a familiar pattern.

The party's steady progress in the 2009 elections was reflected in recruitment, with an 8.5% growth in membership during the six weeks of the campaign.

Greens look forward to the general election

The single most encouraging result was in Norfolk, where the Greens won more votes than any other party not only in the Norwich South parliamentary constituency, but also throughout the Norwich City Council area. This bodes well for the target constituency of Norwich South, which will be contested by Adrian Ramsay, the Green Party's deputy leader and currently leader of the opposition on Norwich City Council.

And in Lancashire, in the Lancaster and Fleetwood target constituency the Greens outpolled everyone except the Conservatives.






UKIP:

UKIP have triumphed in the local elections taking a total of EIGHT seats on Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Norfolk and Suffolk county councils and Newcastle-Under-Lyme district council.

The Party has picked up four council seats on Staffordshire County Council as Labour were decimated, losing 29 of their 32 councillors.

The UKIP winners were Derrick Huckfield (Bradwell & Porhill), David Nixon (Cross Heath & Silverdale), Geoff Locke (Kidsgrove & Talke) and Steve Povey (Leek South).

In Nottinghamshire, Labour again got a pasting losing 22 of their 35 seats and UKIP were among the beneficiaries as Rev Tom Irvine won Hucknall. And in Norfolk, Rex Parkinson-Hare took the Yarmouth Nelson and Southdown ward with 779 votes, beating Labour on 702 and the Conservatives on 551. Again, Labour was crushed, losing 19 of their 22 seats on the council.

On Suffolk County Council, UKIP's Bill Mountford will take up his seat on behalf of the residents of Lowewstoft South.

Meanwhile, in the by-election for Newcastle-Under-Lyne, UKIP's David Woolley is the new representative for Wolstanton.

A handful of results from the 594 seats contested by UKIP are still to come in but 57 of the party's candidates, so far, won more than 25% of their seat's total vote. Overall, UKIP took a total of around 350,000 votes at the council elections.

In the 480 seats where both UKIP and Labour contested elections, UKIP took more than 80,000 votes than Labour. And the party also beat the BNP and the Green Party in the majority of seats where they were head-to-head.

The average UKIP vote share in seats where a party candidate stood was almost 16%.


Link:

BBC Web Update (seems a bit wrong on some counts???)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

POLL of Great Britain puts "Nationalist Alliance" @ 5% equal to the BNP (Nationalist Alliance = SNP/PC & English Democrats) - this is a change from the norm, when it is simply quoted as SNP/PC -See Page 6 of the Sunday Telegraph - where they dare not say the name "English Democrats" > English Democrats on the Radar !!!!!!!!!



Page 7 it refers to SNP/PC in 2004



Full Poll Results



Conservative & Unionist Party = 29%

Liberal Eurocrats = 20%

British Labour = 17%

Greens = 11%

UKIP = 10%

English Democrats/Scottish National/Plaid Cymru = 5% (Nationalists)

BNP = 5%

Others = 3%



This is a significant development, - Telegraph afraid to say the name English Democrats

Anonymous said...

So even at County Council level, UKIP did better than the BNP.

Anonymous said...

English Dems...another MI5 front organisation.

Anonymous said...

If you are looking for MI5 orgs then each "right wing" party is one!

Anonymous said...

As a true Englishman, Davies celebrated his victory with a pint of foaming nut-brown ale...

yeah with his nut brown "English" members and the traitorous dog Rushton

Anonymous said...

English Democrats - 'nationalist' in the sense that Plaid Cymru/Scottish National Party are, how long before the too spout 'English Independence within Europe' nonsense?

English Democrats yet another State run safety-valve to try and sweep up BNP votes.

Anonymous said...

BNP yet another State run safety-valve to try and sweep up UKIP votes.


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