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LIVE: Weymouth and Portland election results

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    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.

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ksmain 3:58pm Fri 23 May 14

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.

Score: 5
JoeyJo 9:52am Fri 23 May 14

Independents not Independants.

Score: 3
cosmick 2:56pm Fri 23 May 14

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.

Score: 1
shy talk 10:26am Fri 23 May 14

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?

Score: 1
JamesYoung 2:55pm Fri 23 May 14

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.

Score: 11
peskykat 11:29am Fri 23 May 14

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 .

Score: -9
JoeyJo 10:47am Fri 23 May 14

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.

Score: 1
PHonnor 11:23am Fri 23 May 14

Good to see some young blood which is what the town needs

Score: 7
JoeyJo 12:00pm Fri 23 May 14

Pleased to see the spelling correction.

Score: 3
lauraintheclouds 12:06pm Fri 23 May 14

Craig Martin not Robert Martin! Geez Echo sort it out!

Score: 1
lauraintheclouds 12:20pm Fri 23 May 14

Ha they do read these comments.. They've changed it now!

Score: 4
cosmick 12:33pm Fri 23 May 14

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

Score: 3
Schrodinger's Cat 12:41pm Fri 23 May 14

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.

Score: 3
Weymike 12:50pm Fri 23 May 14

Francis Drake sailed to victory :)

Score: 4
Goldman 2:19pm Fri 23 May 14

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.

Score: -1
RobinofLocksley 2:28pm Fri 23 May 14

Weymike wrote…


Francis Drake sailed to victory :)

Also v.good at deterring would-be immigrants |-)

Score: 4
cosmick 2:57pm Fri 23 May 14

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.

Score: 4
shy talk 3:23pm Fri 23 May 14

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

www.dorsetforyou.com
/414751

Score: 3
Schrodinger's Cat 3:24pm Fri 23 May 14

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?

Score: -2
westbaywonder 8:16pm Fri 23 May 14

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.

Score: 2
cosmick 5:41pm Fri 23 May 14

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.

Score: 2
JACKC 10:07pm Fri 23 May 14

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.

Score: 0
banknote 10:47pm Fri 23 May 14

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?

Score: -1
cj07589 7:44am Sat 24 May 14

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.

Score: 3
cj07589 7:50am Sat 24 May 14

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.

Score: 2
golden_goose_egg 8:55pm Sun 25 May 14

is there a map that shows the areas of weymouth and portland council and what the corresponding results are towards?

Score: 1
jjlad2 2:35pm Tue 27 May 14

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.

Score: 1

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