Friday, 13 November 2009

Friday the 13th - The horror

Table showing Parliamentary by-election turnout since 1997

 
Glasgow North East — Lab hold
32.97%
Norwich North — Con gain
45.88%
Glenrothes — Lab hold
 52.37%
Glasgow East — SNP gain
 42.25%
Haltemprice & Howden — Con hold
 34.03%
Henley — Con hold
 50.32%
Crewe and Nantwich — Con gain
 58.2%
Ealing Southall — Lab hold
 42.9%
Sedgefield — Lab hold
 41.5%
Blaenau Gwent — Ind hold
 51.7%
Bromley and Chislehurst — Con hold
 40.5%
Dunfermline and West Fife — Lib Dem gain
 48.7%
Livingston — Lab hold
 38.6%
Cheadle — Lib Dem hold
 55.2%
Hartlepool — Lab hold
 45.8%
Birmingham Hodge Hill — Lab hold
 37.9%
Leicester South — Lib Dem gain
 40.6%
Brent East — Lib Dem gain
 36.2%
Ogmore — Lab hold
 35.2%
Ipswich — Lab hold
 40.2%
Falkirk West — Lab hold
 36.2%
West Bromich West — Lab hold
 27.6%
Glascow Anniesland — Lab hold
 38.4%
Preston — Lab hold
 29.6%
South Antrim — DUP gain
 43%
Tottenham — Lab hold
 25.4%
Romsey — Lib Dem gain
 55.5%
Ceredigion — PC hold
 45.6%
Kensington & Chelsea — Con hold
 29.7%
Wigan — Lab hold
 25%
Hamilton South — Lab hold
 41.3%
Eddisbury — Con hold
 51.4%
Leeds Central — Lab hold
 19.6%
Winchester — Lib Dem hold
 68.7%
Beckenham — Con hold
 43.6%
Paisley South — Lab hold
 43.1%
Uxbridge — Con hold
 55.5%

Source: House of Commons Research papers 01/37, 05/34, 08/12; Press Association

Politically engaged? Looks to me like more than half of the UK population doesn't give a flying fuck...

4 comments:

  1. LOL - naw, just showing that the population at large are not interested in by-elections. They don't change gummints, and it tends to be the hard core, politically engaged, that turn out.

    That in itself is good news for the SNP...

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  2. So are you saying, because I'm not sure, that Springburn will be neglected or punished by an SNP government for voting against them?

    I'm sure they were correct to reject the SNP if that's the case...

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  3. Considering what Labour's made of the place, I'm sure even SNP benign neglect wouldn't be noticed at all. Be just another day.

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  4. Hi quiet Man, thanks for your comment. 'Benign Neglect' that's an interesting way of putting it, two wrongs and all that?

    Surely the SNP at Holyrood can rise above revenge, I hope so...

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