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Comment posted Council Elections: The count by Integrity? Not in the ConDemAll.

Alison Hay not being returned was a pretty safe bet but still good to hear.

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

  • Supreme Court finds for appellants on Named Persons
    Who is stating that it won’t go ahead, all be it in a revised form?
  • Supreme Court finds for appellants on Named Persons
    And they would have got away with it if it wasn’t for those pesky kids…

    (I’ll get my coat)

    The extent to which it is defective must be marginal if it got as far as appeals to the Supreme Court.

    Be interesting to see how much any revisions are actually material in terms of what is rolled out but my gut feeling is that they will be marginal and a lot of people happy at today’s ruling are going to be spitting blood.

  • Supreme Court finds for appellants on Named Persons
    My personal view on this is that we are better without the thumbs up and down. They don’t mean anything and they just clutter the page. I think they are more of a trivial facebook/twitter thing than something for a forum.

    You also get people who simply use them just because they don’t like the poster regardless of what they say. I am pretty sure if Malcolm or NCH posted a story about a lovely old lady being recognised for her lifetime commitment to helping retired guide dogs there would be someone petty enough to give it a thumbs down!

    However I appreciate people might like them.

  • Supreme Court finds for appellants on Named Persons
    It is probably worth being clear that this will not stop it being implemented – it just means there will be some amendments to it. Amendments which could have been got to without a stack of cash wasted on legal battles if politicians could be a little more grown up and a little less obsessed with never admitting they don’t know everything.
  • What now for Scotland?

    Like indy1 it was a campaign packed with untruths from both sides and it further demonstrated that our politicians will say anything to hoodwink the public to voting their way. We are already seeing the Remain camp back pedalling on two of the claims they pedalled relentlessly in order to get votes.

    I think you’re pessimistic in terms of the number of previous NO voters that this will swing. Hardly scientific I know but I have been very surprised at the number of friends of mine who have already said they will now vote yes, some of them who were staunch No voters before. However I’m not basing this view on what a few of my mates say! There is just an inherent logic that such an issue is bound to cause a degree of swing toward Yes and we know that swing doesn’t need to be substantial.

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