Comment posted Council Elections: The count by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll.
Macintyre, Strong and Scoullar elected in ward 8 as expected
Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll also commented
- 3,285 votes. 44.53% turn out so you are looking at an electorate of 7,377.
- I have just seen the figures for the Lomond North ward and it is abundantly clear that the school closure issue was a massive issue in the mind of the voters.
George Freeman, who supported our schools from start to finish, who was third in 2007 has jumped to first with a 38% increase in the number of first preferences he got.
Danny Kelly who blindly voted for closure despite pledging himself to supporting them (he always claimed to have a wise strategy which nobody ever actually agreed with) saw his vote collapse by a remarkable 68% going from 2nd in 2007 (only marginally behind Billy Petrie) to 2nd last out of seven (this despite 4 candidates standing for the first time in Lomond North).
My personal thanks to the people of Lomond North for showing their support for the candidate who publicly backed us and stuck to his word.
- Hard to say just now as there are a small number of candidates who it isn’t clear what side of the fence they will fall on.
My speculation is that, at the moment we have:
17 of what I would say are the ‘Good Guys’ (i.e. not favouring Duck Walsh’s Alliance),
14 ‘Bad Guys’
2 I am genuinely have no idea which way they will fall
and we also have three seats left to be determined by the Dunoon election
In my counts of 17 and 14 there is one in each who I have think will fall into those particular groups.
- Trail has knocked Nisbet out in Helensburgh South
- Ward 9 has a shock.
Freeman in 9 rightly so.
Kelly out (rightly so)
Corry and MacIntyre in – I must admit I didn’t expect that.
Recent comments by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll
- On nationalism
I can’t believe that when there is so much of significance to be debated people are still banging on about a small number of English outlets or taxi drivers not accepting Scottish pound notes. I have travelled up and down to England countless times over the past twenty years and yes I have had a Scottish note knocked back on a very small number of occasions. All bar two occasions I have managed, pretty easily, to persuade the person they can take the note. Whilst I accept some others may have had more difficulty it is hardly a major hardship and pretty easy to avoid.
I have also had problems getting Northern Irish notes accepted in Scotland. In fact I have had more trouble using Northern Irish money in Scotland than I have Scottish money in England.
So are Scottish businesses and taxi drivers not treating the Northern Irish equally?
Do you know how I get round it? I make sure I don’t take NI notes back to Scotland or if I do it is a very small amount and then I go to a cash point in Scotland and get some money out (or I take Scottish notes with me so I have some when I get back). Disaster avoided!
- Sunday Times commissioned study on indy setup costs
Isn’t Scotland’s savings on trident what the White Paper refers to as savings from reducing defence and security spending? If so the White Paper has already committed those savings to eight bullet pointed areas of commitment.
If I shop in Iceland instead of Morrisons and save £15 a week I can either buy 4 pints of beer, a DVD or maybe a Sky TV subscription – I can’t buy all three!
- Thuggish Yes campaign benefits from media’s artificial ‘balance’ as Murphy forced to suspend campaign tour
Is the orange march normally televised or are you just referring to clips of it on the news?
- Scottish National Party selects candidate for by-election in Oban North and Lorn
We have secrecy over voting for a good reason. Councillors are entitled to it just as much as anyone
- Jim Murphy hit by eggs in Kirkcaldy
Jim Murphy said this
The spontaneous audiences also produce some characters. My favourite so far was a man claiming to be ‘the Oban Seagull Whisperer”. He turned up in the West Highland capital with the sole aim of persuading the call of nature of said seagulls to disrupt our session. I think the bag of chips in his hand were a bigger calling signal than any of his silent sounds.
If people can’t see that is a joke then heaven help us!
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