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Bonkers Blog May 2014

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23 May (Part 1) - Home from the count

The election declarations at Bexley’s Crook Log Sports Centre were not complete until just after eight thirty, some three and a half hours later than anticipated and you will all know the results by now. It took 25 minutes to get out of the car park.

There was a nice bonus at the end of an otherwise fairly dull and predictable night when cabinet member Chris Taylor was kicked out of office in Blackfen and Lamorbey thanks to the Independents who took 2,104 votes from the Conservatives; I bet he wishes he hadn’t done the Chicken Run now.

Those 2,100 votes allowed UKIP to slip into third place. Ironic when you consider that the Independents were at work for 34 days and the UKIP candidate didn’t knock on a single door and, according to one of her colleagues, found time to leaflet only eight roads.

There will be a blog later describing the eleven hour experience and eventually an analysis - if that is the right word - of the voting numbers plus some of the more gossip-worthy incidents. Meanwhile there is nothing to stop you doing the arithmetic yourself, just follow the link at the end of the first sentence.


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