Strategic Voting - Local Council Elections
local government |
Tuesday May 04, 2010 19:01 by Vota
Following on from the discussion and info about the elections for MPs http://bristol.indymedia.org/article/692368 - this is about the local elections on 6th May: Voting is not THE answer, but it is AN answer. Not voting favours groups like UKIP and the BNP whos voters will come out and who have much naster agendas... Better a LibDem or Green than BNP or English Democrat. But not only that, strong votes in favour of progressive candidates sends a signal to the population at large that we are not alone.
The BNP are standing in the following Wards:
So if you live in any of these - please vote as the BNP need apathy to win. They got LESS votes in the European Parliament elections but because the turnout was so low, this gave them 2 seats. Which gave them a load of resources to pay thier cronies out of EU funds and build the party with the cash. If Bristol gives the BNP a kicking in the balot-box they might not bother next time...
Here's all the wards up for election: http://www.bristol.gov.uk/item/elections/?XSL=main&Elec...Id=64
Avonmouth - Tories 1st and Labour 2nd, but BNP came third; but only just. Vote LibDem to push BNP to 4th
Bedminster - Labour 1st and Tories 2nd, but greens did a strong 3rd with 20% of the vote. Vote Green to push to 2nd
Bishopston - LibDem 1st and Greens 2nd - take your pick...
Bishopsworth - Tory 1st by long way, Labour 2nd - Vote Labour to keep tories down.
Brislington East - Labour 1st, but Tories close 2nd - Vote Labour to keep tories down.
Brislington West - LibDem 1st by long way...
Filwood - Labour 1st, LibDems 2nd, so vote LibDems to get Labour.
Hartcliffe - Labour 1st, but Tories close 2nd - Vote Labour to keep tories down.
Henbury - Tory 1st by long way, Labour 2nd - Vote Labour to keep tories down.
Hengrove - 1st Tories but close 2nd LibDem - vote LibDem to win seat from Tories.
Henleaze - 1st LibDem, but v.close with 2nd Tories - vote LibDem to keep tories out.
Horfield - Very close. 1st Tories but close 2nd LibDem - vote LibDem to win seat from Tories.
Kingsweston - LibDem 1st by long way...
Knowle - LibDem 1st by long way...
Lockleaze - LibDems 1st, Labour 2nd. Vote LibDems to keep labour out.
Redland - LibDem 1st and Greens 2nd - take your pick...
Southmead - Very close. LibDems 1st, Labour 2nd. Vote LibDems to keep labour out.
Southville - Very close. 3 votes in it last time! 1st Labour, 2nd Green - Vote Green to get Labour out.
Stockwood - 1st Tories, 2nd Green - Vote Green.
Stoke Bishop - 1st Tories, 2nd LibDem - Vote LibDem to win seat from Tories.
Westbury-on-Trym - 1st Tories, 2nd LibDem - Vote LibDem to win seat from Tories.
Whitchurch Park - Helen Holland's seat. Labour 1st, LibDem 2nd - Vote LibDem.
Windmill Hill - LibDem 1st by long way...
What are your thoughts? If you don't like LibDems, the Greens are standing in all the wards up for election... Thanks