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Offline Angel

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Local Election
« on: May 03, 2006, 12:58:37 am »
I have not received a single piece of literature, from any of the parties, through the door.  I live in Moffats Lane and there are two of us eligible to vote in this house.

How can anyone expect us to vote for them with no information - if they can't be bothered, then I'm not sure I can.

(Hope this is within forum guidelines!)
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2006, 07:37:28 am »
Hi Angel,

We also live in Moffats and we are not aware of any election literature being posted through the door. If you are looking for information, BBC News Online has a special section on the local election. Click here. If you put your postcode in the box on the right of the BBC page and press search, it will give you more details. There is also an interactive map for each district.

And as for forum guidelines. Of course this is fine. The forum was set up specifically so people could discuss such local issues and share knowledge and information in order to help each other.

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2006, 09:13:15 am »

We're in Bluebridge Road and we've had 2 sheets of A4 through the door from the local Conservatives, nothing from anyone else.....
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2006, 10:06:02 am »
We live in Georges Wood Road and have also had the Tory two page leaflet only. I guess the parties target their efforts.
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2006, 11:02:05 am »
I delivered the Conservative (as if you did not guess) leaflet in Swanley Bar at couple of weeks ago, and received one from the Liberals recently if my memory is correct, but I can't remember everything.

Do these leaflets sway anyone to vote for a particular candidate?

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2006, 11:08:27 am »
They can do. I haven't decided who to vote for yet and a list of policies would help.
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2006, 11:43:02 am »

Do these leaflets sway anyone to vote for a particular candidate?

Definitely!
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2006, 12:34:35 pm »
Hi Angel,

We do in theory have a 100% delivery throughout Welwyn Hatfield (more than 45,000 front doors) and a strong delivery network in Brookmans Park. I will check what's happened on Moffats Lane.  Thanks for mentioning that there's a problem.  The entire delivery process is carried out via volunteers, so we are in the hands of their generosity.

Appreciate you raising the issue and will seek to plug the delivery gap.

Kind regards,
Grant Shapps MP
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2006, 12:40:52 pm »
Hi Angel,

I have checked and understand that our deliverer for the higher part of Moffats was unwell, but that another deliverer has been out to complete that section of Moffats this morning.

Perhaps you could let us know whether you do now have at least one leaflet through from our side.

Grant Shapps MP
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2006, 01:31:56 pm »
Hi Angel,

I have checked and understand that our deliverer for the higher part of Moffats was unwell, but that another deliverer has been out to complete that section of Moffats this morning.

Perhaps you could let us know whether you do now have at least one leaflet through from our side.
Grant Shapps MP

Thank you - I've just checked and have received a leaflet through the door (from your side  ;)).
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2006, 08:28:59 am »
The only people that came knocking on our door (in PB) were the Torys. Seems like the others don't seem too bothered.
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2006, 09:40:15 am »
Someone who has lived here for a while - when was the last time anyone else apart from The Tories won the local Brookmans Park and Little Heath Ward? Not recently I wouldn't bet!  I'm not surprised the other parties are concentrating their efforts elsewhere....
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Re: Local Election
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2006, 01:02:42 pm »
The Lib Dem candidate lives locally - I would have thought s/he (can't remember which!) would have canvassed locally. 
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2006, 06:26:53 am »
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have each won a seat on Welwyn Hatfield District Council, with Labour losing two. More details.
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Re: Local Election
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2006, 12:13:17 pm »
So what was the turn out?? Did Brookmans Park beat Welham Green??
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2006, 12:15:28 pm »
Brookmans Park and Little Heath

2,027 voted which was 67% of the 3,029 on the electoral register

Welham Green

1,061 voted  which was 38% of the 2,780 on the register.

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2006, 12:25:19 pm »
That's quite a high turn out then especially as 66.6% of the candidates did nothing to get anyone to vote for them!! ;)
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2006, 07:39:20 pm »
We didn't have any literature either in Brookmans Avenue.  ???
 

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Re: Local Election
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2006, 07:48:41 pm »
That IS a high turnout-what good democrats we must all be. ;).

If you look at the results you see why no-one except the Tories bothered round here. I hadnt realised how one-sided it is round here.
 

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