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The Poll on the website was meant as a bit of fun however, after removing obvious multiple entries, it appears some people have been taking it a bit too seriously! [Read more...]

The Poll on the website was meant as a bit of fun however, after removing obvious multiple entries, it appears some people have been taking it a bit too seriously! 🙂

Several votes in the election poll on the website have been removed due to “multiple voting” – not quite “election fraud” but you have to wonder why…

Before Removal Results

As at 8:30am today (Wednesday 1st May) the results for the main parties stood as follows:

  • Conservatives – 38
  • Liberal Democrats – 171
  • Labour – 51
  • UKIP – 179

After Removal Results

After the adjustments the results stood as follows:

  • Conservatives – 37
  • Liberal Democrats – 57
  • Labour – 35
  • UKIP – 129

Number of Removed Votes

This means the total of removed “votes” were as follows:

  • Conservatives – 1
  • Liberal Democrats – 114
  • Labour – 16
  • UKIP – 50

Unfortunately due to a blip in the database the adjusted figures are not showing on the site – we’re working through with the poll developer to rectify this.

We have kept records of the votes removed together with the details – and have removed all apart from one vote after multiple clicks on a daily basis were tracked. For example, 4 clicks was reduced to 1 instead of removing them all.

The poll on the website may or may not be accurate come Thursday – it is a lot easier to click a button than to get out and tick a box in a polling booth.

The poll will close at 7.00am on Thursday (election day). And yes, we will still be monitoring it 😉

Note To Parties

If you feel the results are inaccurate for your party, feel free to get in touch and you can have details of your party votes.

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  • This is appalling and shows that the sleaze and corruption affecting central government can equally affect local politics.

    And it is notable that the party with the most to gain from such corruption is the one with the most double votes! (ie the one that should very clearly be in 2nd place by a large margin)

    Of course, if one of the LIberal Democrat candidates had been present at last night’s Hustings in the Guildhall then they could have been held to account for it.

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