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Friday, 27 July 2012

Two vote or not to vote, that is the question

Stoke-on-Trent City Council by-election, Thursday, 26 July 2012

Springfields and Trent Vale Ward

City Ind 370
Lab 245
Lib Dem 152
C 109
UKIP 105  9.9% (2011 15.4%)
Ind 36
BNP 27  2.6%
Trade Unionists and Socialists against Cuts 14
Democratic Nationalists 2  0.2%

May 2011 - Lab 537, Lib Dem 321, Community Voice 277, UKIP 206

City Ind gain from Lab

Swing 3.6% Lab to Lib Dem


  1. A quite staggering result. Has any candidate ever received fewer votes?

  2. Two votes...one presumably from the candidate himself and what happened to the ten people who nominated him?
    There should be a recount.
    The most interesting question for me, though, is who is the 'City Independent' who trounced all the others? Can anyone shed any light on that please?

  3. The last time a nationalist candidate got 2 votes was in London in 1964 - an NSM guy - but in those days the party name did not go on the ballot paper. In Stoke the candidate Mark Leat could not vote for himself as he did not live in the ward. Mark only has himself to blame as he did no work in the ward and his leaflet was shocking. May this be a lesson...