LiveLIVE: Weymouth and Portland election results

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Summary

  • The old make up of the borough council was 13 Conservative councillors, 12 Labour, 7 Liberal Democrat and 4 Independents.
  • Now there are 11 Conservatives, 15 Labour, 7 Liberal Democrats, 2 Independents and a UKIP councillor.

5:51pm

Here is a video from this morning's vote count.

1:11pm

The elections have now finished. 

The results of the European elections will be announced at 10pm on Sunday evening.

12:37pm

Ray Banham lost his Melcombe Regis seat to UKIP councillor Francis Drake.

He will remain as mayor until the official handover to new mayor Kate Wheller at mayor-making next Thursday.

12:34pm

The Conservatives now have 11 councillors on the borough council, down from 13.

Councillor Ian Bruce said: "We were expecting with six seats up for grabs that we could have easily lost five of those to the Labour Party.

"The usual horse trading will go on but generally all the groups will work out a solution that means we can run the council for the benefit of all our electors." 

12:26pm

Labour now have 15 councillors on the borough council.

Councillor Sandra West said she was absolutely delighted.

She said: "We want to take the council forward now and work for the people of the borough." 

Ray Nowak said they would be working for people across the whole of the borough to 'improve the quality of life.'

 

12:10pm

The new make up of the council is that it is still hung with no party having overall control. 

Labour are now the largest party with 15 members. Conservatives have 11. The Liberal Democrats have seven. There are two independent members and one UKIP member. 

12:04pm

There have been three Labour gains and one UKIP gain.

11:59am

Claudia Webb (Con) takes Weymouth West with a majority of five.

11:53am

Dorset Echo:

Craig Robert Martin (Lab) wins Wyke Regis with a majority of 22 votes. He said: "I was exceptionally nervous but everybody had put a lot of hard work in. I'm very pleased with the result." He added: "I'm looking forward to getting out there and supporting the people that voted for me and just doing the best for my community." 

11:46am

11:45am

Christine said she was relieved it was over for the next four years. She's looking forward to moving forward and working together. She said: "There's quite a few campaigns we need to get up and running." She added that they haven't given up on the bus service in Southill.

11:39am

Dorset Echo:

Christine James (Lib Dem) keeps Westham North. 

11:37am

Mr Russell, 26, said he was elated. He added: "The main thing is we have to work together." He said he wanted to work together with voters to improve things. He said: "We need the voters. It's teamwork."

11:34am

Dorset Echo:

Cory Russell (Con) wins Wey Valley, replacing Kevin Hodder (Con) who's standing down. 

11:23am

Mr Brookes said this is the third time he's been on Weymouth and Portland Borough Council. He said he was a little nervous about the vote because of what had been happening nationally and gains made by other parties. He said he believed the whole political landscape was changing. 

11:19am

Dorset Echo:

Kevin Brookes (Con) takes Upwey and Broadwey, replacing Robert Dunster (Con) who's standing down. 

11:14am

26-year-old Gareth Rockingham said he was very pleased and was looking forward to re-energising the council. He said they had been working hard to get more young people involved. 

11:13am

Dorset Echo:

Gareth Rockingham (Lab) takes Westham East, replacing Ian James (Con) who is standing down.

11:04am

Hazel said she wasn't worried. She said: "I just feel so proud to serve such a wonderful area."

11:03am

Dorset Echo:

Hazel Bruce (Con) keeps her seat in Preston. 

10:59am

Dorset Echo:

Penelope McCartney (Labour) takes Tophill West. This is her second attempt at running as a councillor for the borough council. 

10:54am

Mayor Ray Banham lost his seat in Melcombe Regis. He said: "I'm gutted and shocked."

10:53am

Tophill West has gone from Conservative to Labour. New councillor Penelope McCartney said: "I think it's a great day for Portland. We have a really good team now working on Portland. We really care deeply."

10:51am

Dorset Echo:

Francis Drake becomes Weymouth and Portland's first ever UKIP councillor, winning Melcombe Regis. 

10:44am

Dorset Echo:

Mark Tewkesbury keeps his Littlemoor seat. He said: "I'm absolutely over the moon. All the hard work has paid off."

10:38am

Dorset Echo:

Margaret Leicester keeps her seat at Tophill East. She said: "I just want to thank everyone that voted for me."

10:34am

Dorset Echo:

10:32am

Paul Kimber keeps his seat in Underhill. He thanked the people of Underhill for their support. He said: "It's been a long two days and a tremendous night last night for Labour. Let's hope we can get enough seats to take control of the council."

10:13am

PURBECK District Council now has no party with an overall majority after last night’s elections.

Eight of the council’s seats were up for election and the Conservatives lost their grip on the authority, which is now in no overall control.

The Tories now hold 12 of 24 seats in the chamber, with the Lib Dems on 11 and one Independent.

That man is Nigel Dragon, who now holds the balance of power.

In Lytchett Matravers, which was the only seat to change hands, just 28 votes split the Tories and Lib Dems.

The success of the Lib Dem candidate, Martyn Colvey, who gained the seat at the expense of Tory Peter Webb, is being put down to UKIP polling 248 votes in the ward.

None of the other seven seats that were up for election changed hands.

All of those who won a seat will have to fight again next year because of boundary changes.

10:10am

Six long standing councillors are stepping down at this election: Robert Dunster, Ian Munro-Price, Ian James, Kevin Hodder, Dominic Lonsdale and Geoff Petherick.

10:10am

People are waiting to see if Ukip make any headway in Weymouth and Portland following overnight gains across the country

10:08am

10:07am

9:27am

A third of the council places are up for election today.

9:26am

Good morning.

The count for the elections will start at 10am.

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9:52am Fri 23 May 14

JoeyJo says...

Independents not Independants.
Independents not Independants. JoeyJo
  • Score: 3

10:26am Fri 23 May 14

shy talk says...

Got a landline call early evening yesterday number withheld, which made me suspicious. The caller said they were from the Labour Party and asked whom I had voted for in both elections. I replied no comment. Anybody else received any call’s from the Labour Party asking whom they had voted for?
Got a landline call early evening yesterday number withheld, which made me suspicious. The caller said they were from the Labour Party and asked whom I had voted for in both elections. I replied no comment. Anybody else received any call’s from the Labour Party asking whom they had voted for? shy talk
  • Score: 1

10:47am Fri 23 May 14

JoeyJo says...

No dodgy phone calls. But I had Conservative leaflets through my letterbox Wednesday night, after postal voters had already voted. Not only that but they were for the wrong ward. Some organisation.
No dodgy phone calls. But I had Conservative leaflets through my letterbox Wednesday night, after postal voters had already voted. Not only that but they were for the wrong ward. Some organisation. JoeyJo
  • Score: 1

11:23am Fri 23 May 14

PHonnor says...

Good to see some young blood which is what the town needs
Good to see some young blood which is what the town needs PHonnor
  • Score: 7

11:29am Fri 23 May 14

peskykat says...

The poor postman delivered us so many election leaflets in the town centre I ended up with a big pile of junk mail , we had Labour leaflet through the letter box early yesterday morning - that went into recycling straight away and as we have UKIP now instead of Ray Banham then I am happy enough though I didn't vote for either party .
The poor postman delivered us so many election leaflets in the town centre I ended up with a big pile of junk mail , we had Labour leaflet through the letter box early yesterday morning - that went into recycling straight away and as we have UKIP now instead of Ray Banham then I am happy enough though I didn't vote for either party . peskykat
  • Score: -9

12:00pm Fri 23 May 14

JoeyJo says...

Pleased to see the spelling correction.
Pleased to see the spelling correction. JoeyJo
  • Score: 3

12:06pm Fri 23 May 14

lauraintheclouds says...

Craig Martin not Robert Martin! Geez Echo sort it out!
Craig Martin not Robert Martin! Geez Echo sort it out! lauraintheclouds
  • Score: 1

12:20pm Fri 23 May 14

lauraintheclouds says...

Ha they do read these comments.. They've changed it now!
Ha they do read these comments.. They've changed it now! lauraintheclouds
  • Score: 4

12:33pm Fri 23 May 14

cosmick says...

WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER!
THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP.
THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.
WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER! THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP. THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN. cosmick
  • Score: 3

12:41pm Fri 23 May 14

Schrodinger's Cat says...

cosmick wrote:
WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER!
THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP.
THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.
The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER! THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP. THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.[/p][/quote]The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise. Schrodinger's Cat
  • Score: 2

12:50pm Fri 23 May 14

Weymike says...

Francis Drake sailed to victory :)
Francis Drake sailed to victory :) Weymike
  • Score: 3

2:19pm Fri 23 May 14

Goldman says...

NEED HELP. Can somebody please explain to me what is going on. We now have a UKIP member on the council which stands for UK independence if I am right, then why the hell is the town moaning about our gateway to Europe (the Condor ferry) possible relocation to Poole? Plus while we at it lets turn away all those European based cruise ships.
NEED HELP. Can somebody please explain to me what is going on. We now have a UKIP member on the council which stands for UK independence if I am right, then why the hell is the town moaning about our gateway to Europe (the Condor ferry) possible relocation to Poole? Plus while we at it lets turn away all those European based cruise ships. Goldman
  • Score: -1

2:28pm Fri 23 May 14

RobinofLocksley says...

Weymike wrote:
Francis Drake sailed to victory :)
Also v.good at deterring would-be immigrants |-)
[quote][p][bold]Weymike[/bold] wrote: Francis Drake sailed to victory :)[/p][/quote]Also v.good at deterring would-be immigrants |-) RobinofLocksley
  • Score: 3

2:55pm Fri 23 May 14

JamesYoung says...

Goldman wrote:
NEED HELP. Can somebody please explain to me what is going on. We now have a UKIP member on the council which stands for UK independence if I am right, then why the hell is the town moaning about our gateway to Europe (the Condor ferry) possible relocation to Poole? Plus while we at it lets turn away all those European based cruise ships.
Sure, i'll explain it to you.
Go to the UKIP website and read their policies.
Point out where it says that no Britons must ever travel to Europe again.
Point out where it says that no European visitors must ever land in Britain again.
UKIP wants out of political union with Europe. Like Norway. And Switzerland. Have you ever been to the Swiss Alps? I have, and guess what: nobody stopped me.
I am not a UKIP voter, but i have to say i am getting really annoyed with the way in which much needed debate on our membership in Europe and discussion about uncontrolled immigration is being utterly ruined by twisted sound bytes and stupid remarks like yours.
[quote][p][bold]Goldman[/bold] wrote: NEED HELP. Can somebody please explain to me what is going on. We now have a UKIP member on the council which stands for UK independence if I am right, then why the hell is the town moaning about our gateway to Europe (the Condor ferry) possible relocation to Poole? Plus while we at it lets turn away all those European based cruise ships.[/p][/quote]Sure, i'll explain it to you. Go to the UKIP website and read their policies. Point out where it says that no Britons must ever travel to Europe again. Point out where it says that no European visitors must ever land in Britain again. UKIP wants out of political union with Europe. Like Norway. And Switzerland. Have you ever been to the Swiss Alps? I have, and guess what: nobody stopped me. I am not a UKIP voter, but i have to say i am getting really annoyed with the way in which much needed debate on our membership in Europe and discussion about uncontrolled immigration is being utterly ruined by twisted sound bytes and stupid remarks like yours. JamesYoung
  • Score: 10

2:56pm Fri 23 May 14

cosmick says...

Schrodinger's Cat wrote:
cosmick wrote:
WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER!
THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP.
THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.
The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise.
Please tell / show me where any one said there will be an earthquake in WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND.
THE EARTHQUAKE WILL BE SUNDAYS RESULTS.
Only 10 months to go and UKIP will be banging on the doors again looking at the local seats up for the local election, next year, no one is safe.
[quote][p][bold]Schrodinger's Cat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER! THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP. THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.[/p][/quote]The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise.[/p][/quote]Please tell / show me where any one said there will be an earthquake in WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND. THE EARTHQUAKE WILL BE SUNDAYS RESULTS. Only 10 months to go and UKIP will be banging on the doors again looking at the local seats up for the local election, next year, no one is safe. cosmick
  • Score: 1

2:57pm Fri 23 May 14

cosmick says...

Goldman wrote:
NEED HELP. Can somebody please explain to me what is going on. We now have a UKIP member on the council which stands for UK independence if I am right, then why the hell is the town moaning about our gateway to Europe (the Condor ferry) possible relocation to Poole? Plus while we at it lets turn away all those European based cruise ships.
You fool.
[quote][p][bold]Goldman[/bold] wrote: NEED HELP. Can somebody please explain to me what is going on. We now have a UKIP member on the council which stands for UK independence if I am right, then why the hell is the town moaning about our gateway to Europe (the Condor ferry) possible relocation to Poole? Plus while we at it lets turn away all those European based cruise ships.[/p][/quote]You fool. cosmick
  • Score: 4

3:23pm Fri 23 May 14

shy talk says...

Come Echo update the results. For those interested in the results use the link below.

www.dorsetforyou.com
/414751
Come Echo update the results. For those interested in the results use the link below. www.dorsetforyou.com /414751 shy talk
  • Score: 3

3:24pm Fri 23 May 14

Schrodinger's Cat says...

cosmick wrote:
Schrodinger's Cat wrote:
cosmick wrote:
WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER!
THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP.
THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.
The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise.
Please tell / show me where any one said there will be an earthquake in WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND.
THE EARTHQUAKE WILL BE SUNDAYS RESULTS.
Only 10 months to go and UKIP will be banging on the doors again looking at the local seats up for the local election, next year, no one is safe.
Would you care to make predictions at this point on i) how many UKIP MPs will be elected in 2015 and ii) how many WPBC seats UKIP will win next year?
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Schrodinger's Cat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER! THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP. THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.[/p][/quote]The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise.[/p][/quote]Please tell / show me where any one said there will be an earthquake in WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND. THE EARTHQUAKE WILL BE SUNDAYS RESULTS. Only 10 months to go and UKIP will be banging on the doors again looking at the local seats up for the local election, next year, no one is safe.[/p][/quote]Would you care to make predictions at this point on i) how many UKIP MPs will be elected in 2015 and ii) how many WPBC seats UKIP will win next year? Schrodinger's Cat
  • Score: -2

3:58pm Fri 23 May 14

ksmain says...

cosmick wrote:
Schrodinger's Cat wrote:
cosmick wrote:
WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER!
THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP.
THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.
The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise.
Please tell / show me where any one said there will be an earthquake in WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND.
THE EARTHQUAKE WILL BE SUNDAYS RESULTS.
Only 10 months to go and UKIP will be banging on the doors again looking at the local seats up for the local election, next year, no one is safe.
But what influence will UKIP have?

Despite winning seats on the councils, they have yet to win a council and remain a very minor player.

So the only thing to do is align yourself with a major party - which given their policies don't - it is unlikely to happen.

And how much of the success is down to the charisma of Farage or a protest vote against the major parties.

i am not particularly against them as a party - but they have exactly blown us all away with their success. And one wonders what their success will be at a General Election (not far away) where voting is always a lot different from local elections.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Schrodinger's Cat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER! THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP. THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.[/p][/quote]The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise.[/p][/quote]Please tell / show me where any one said there will be an earthquake in WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND. THE EARTHQUAKE WILL BE SUNDAYS RESULTS. Only 10 months to go and UKIP will be banging on the doors again looking at the local seats up for the local election, next year, no one is safe.[/p][/quote]But what influence will UKIP have? Despite winning seats on the councils, they have yet to win a council and remain a very minor player. So the only thing to do is align yourself with a major party - which given their policies don't - it is unlikely to happen. And how much of the success is down to the charisma of Farage or a protest vote against the major parties. i am not particularly against them as a party - but they have exactly blown us all away with their success. And one wonders what their success will be at a General Election (not far away) where voting is always a lot different from local elections. ksmain
  • Score: 4

5:41pm Fri 23 May 14

cosmick says...

Schrodinger's Cat wrote:
cosmick wrote:
Schrodinger's Cat wrote:
cosmick wrote:
WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER!
THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP.
THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.
The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise.
Please tell / show me where any one said there will be an earthquake in WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND.
THE EARTHQUAKE WILL BE SUNDAYS RESULTS.
Only 10 months to go and UKIP will be banging on the doors again looking at the local seats up for the local election, next year, no one is safe.
Would you care to make predictions at this point on i) how many UKIP MPs will be elected in 2015 and ii) how many WPBC seats UKIP will win next year?
Yes but not today. We dont do knee jerk reactions.
[quote][p][bold]Schrodinger's Cat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Schrodinger's Cat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER! THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP. THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.[/p][/quote]The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise.[/p][/quote]Please tell / show me where any one said there will be an earthquake in WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND. THE EARTHQUAKE WILL BE SUNDAYS RESULTS. Only 10 months to go and UKIP will be banging on the doors again looking at the local seats up for the local election, next year, no one is safe.[/p][/quote]Would you care to make predictions at this point on i) how many UKIP MPs will be elected in 2015 and ii) how many WPBC seats UKIP will win next year?[/p][/quote]Yes but not today. We dont do knee jerk reactions. cosmick
  • Score: 2

8:16pm Fri 23 May 14

westbaywonder says...

shy talk wrote:
Got a landline call early evening yesterday number withheld, which made me suspicious. The caller said they were from the Labour Party and asked whom I had voted for in both elections. I replied no comment. Anybody else received any call’s from the Labour Party asking whom they had voted for?
Take no notice, these calls are from Woodsedge.
[quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: Got a landline call early evening yesterday number withheld, which made me suspicious. The caller said they were from the Labour Party and asked whom I had voted for in both elections. I replied no comment. Anybody else received any call’s from the Labour Party asking whom they had voted for?[/p][/quote]Take no notice, these calls are from Woodsedge. westbaywonder
  • Score: 2

10:07pm Fri 23 May 14

JACKC says...

Didn't vote for the first time in ages......sick to death of them all. Got the usually leaflets through the door.. "sorry I missed you.".. like hell didn't even knock the door, or the dogs would've got you! Frightened you might hear a few home truths? or get asked a few pertinent questions? Amazing how they all crawl out of the woodwork when they want your vote, but couldn't give a t.ss about you any other time of the year.
Didn't vote for the first time in ages......sick to death of them all. Got the usually leaflets through the door.. "sorry I missed you.".. like hell didn't even knock the door, or the dogs would've got you! Frightened you might hear a few home truths? or get asked a few pertinent questions? Amazing how they all crawl out of the woodwork when they want your vote, but couldn't give a t.ss about you any other time of the year. JACKC
  • Score: 0

10:47pm Fri 23 May 14

banknote says...

cosmick wrote:
WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER!
THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP.
THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.
Stop shouting.

Or does your keyboard only take caps?
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER! THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP. THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.[/p][/quote]Stop shouting. Or does your keyboard only take caps? banknote
  • Score: -1

7:44am Sat 24 May 14

cj07589 says...

Goldman wrote:
NEED HELP. Can somebody please explain to me what is going on. We now have a UKIP member on the council which stands for UK independence if I am right, then why the hell is the town moaning about our gateway to Europe (the Condor ferry) possible relocation to Poole? Plus while we at it lets turn away all those European based cruise ships.
Another small minded middle class libertarian skewing UKIP policy to bash out fabricated and pathetic jibs. Which part of controlling the border and managing immigration properly don't you understand exactly? I suspect you don't want to understand because democracy is obviously insulting to you.
[quote][p][bold]Goldman[/bold] wrote: NEED HELP. Can somebody please explain to me what is going on. We now have a UKIP member on the council which stands for UK independence if I am right, then why the hell is the town moaning about our gateway to Europe (the Condor ferry) possible relocation to Poole? Plus while we at it lets turn away all those European based cruise ships.[/p][/quote]Another small minded middle class libertarian skewing UKIP policy to bash out fabricated and pathetic jibs. Which part of controlling the border and managing immigration properly don't you understand exactly? I suspect you don't want to understand because democracy is obviously insulting to you. cj07589
  • Score: 3

7:50am Sat 24 May 14

cj07589 says...

cosmick wrote:
Schrodinger's Cat wrote:
cosmick wrote:
WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER!
THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP.
THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.
The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise.
Please tell / show me where any one said there will be an earthquake in WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND.
THE EARTHQUAKE WILL BE SUNDAYS RESULTS.
Only 10 months to go and UKIP will be banging on the doors again looking at the local seats up for the local election, next year, no one is safe.
If you bothered to read the media article correct you'd know on a national basis it's is a political earthquake that will change the political landscape. 4main political parties existing that is fact. If you'd prefer to put your head in the sand the same as call me Dave and Grommit then please feel free to continue to do so. UKIP is here to stay and change is going to happen whether to appreciate the bigger picture or not.
[quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Schrodinger's Cat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cosmick[/bold] wrote: WELL DONE COUNCILLOR DRAKE, FIRST STEPS TO POWER! THANK YOU TO ALL HIS VOTERS AND THOSES WHO VOTED UKIP. THE DOOR IS NOW OPEN.[/p][/quote]The door is now open, but only one person managed to squeeze through it! Hardly the UKIP earthquake that we were told was going to shake Weymouth + Portland. Difficult to see how much power and influence Cllr Drake will be able to exert, but time will tell I suppose. The risk is he'll just be another Tory in disguise.[/p][/quote]Please tell / show me where any one said there will be an earthquake in WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND. THE EARTHQUAKE WILL BE SUNDAYS RESULTS. Only 10 months to go and UKIP will be banging on the doors again looking at the local seats up for the local election, next year, no one is safe.[/p][/quote]If you bothered to read the media article correct you'd know on a national basis it's is a political earthquake that will change the political landscape. 4main political parties existing that is fact. If you'd prefer to put your head in the sand the same as call me Dave and Grommit then please feel free to continue to do so. UKIP is here to stay and change is going to happen whether to appreciate the bigger picture or not. cj07589
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8:55pm Sun 25 May 14

golden_goose_egg says...

is there a map that shows the areas of weymouth and portland council and what the corresponding results are towards?
is there a map that shows the areas of weymouth and portland council and what the corresponding results are towards? golden_goose_egg
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2:35pm Tue 27 May 14

jjlad2 says...

JACKC wrote:
Didn't vote for the first time in ages......sick to death of them all. Got the usually leaflets through the door.. "sorry I missed you.".. like hell didn't even knock the door, or the dogs would've got you! Frightened you might hear a few home truths? or get asked a few pertinent questions? Amazing how they all crawl out of the woodwork when they want your vote, but couldn't give a t.ss about you any other time of the year.
Then i hope we do not see you on here complaining about local council and thier agenda's, decisions and policies, technically, you have forgone the right to moan.
[quote][p][bold]JACKC[/bold] wrote: Didn't vote for the first time in ages......sick to death of them all. Got the usually leaflets through the door.. "sorry I missed you.".. like hell didn't even knock the door, or the dogs would've got you! Frightened you might hear a few home truths? or get asked a few pertinent questions? Amazing how they all crawl out of the woodwork when they want your vote, but couldn't give a t.ss about you any other time of the year.[/p][/quote]Then i hope we do not see you on here complaining about local council and thier agenda's, decisions and policies, technically, you have forgone the right to moan. jjlad2
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