Friday, 5 June 2009

Ears to the ground

Vaughan in the know?

A few suggestions are beginning to reach us regarding the European elections. The turnout was less than 30% in most Welsh parliamentary constituencies. There are also rumours that Labour have fallen to third place in Llanelli and Carmarthen East losing out to Plaid Cymru and UKIP in both constituencies. We'll see!

Interesting that that the Tory Guto Bebb has predicted UKIP will grab a seat in Wales. For that to happen the party will have to come fourth and win 50% + 1 of the vote of whichever party is on top. I would guess that would require some 15% of the vote. The party got 10.5% last time. Time will tell.

PS: The English Democrats' candidate has been elected the mayor of Doncaster. Blimey these are strange elections!

Update: According to the main elections officer, 30.5% of the welsh electorate votes yesterday. That slightly more than expected

Translation by Dewi Dau



Anonymous said...

30.5% is slightly better than 1999 (28.1%) but much lower than 2004 (41.9%).

Anonymous said...

At what stage does an election stop being reflective of the political mood or opinion? Only 9% voted in my ward on Thursday.