Friday, July 11, 2008

David Davis vindicated!

The results of the Haltemprice and Howden by-election, 2008, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Haltemprice and Howden by-election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%

Conservative David Davis 17,113 71.6 +24.1

Green Shan Oakes 1,758 7.4 N/A

English Democrats Joanne Robinson 1,714 7.2 N/A

National Front Tess Culnane 544 2.3 N/A

Miss Great Britain Party Gemma Garrett 521 2.2 N/A

Independent Jill Saward 492 2.1 N/A

Monster Raving Loony Mad Cow-Girl 412 1.7 N/A

Independent Walter Sweeney 238 1.0 N/A

Independent John Nicholson 162 0.7 N/A

Independent David Craig 135 0.6 N/A

The New Party David Pinder 135 0.6 N/A

no label David Icke 110 0.5 N/A

Freedom 4 Choice Hamish Howitt 91 0.4 N/A

Socialist Equality Chris Talbot 84 0.4 N/A

Independent Grace Astley 77 0.3 N/A

Christian Party George Hargreaves 76 0.3 N/A

Church of the Militant Elvis Party David Bishop 44 0.2 N/A

Independent John Upex 38 0.2 N/A

Independent Greg Wood 32 0.1 N/A

Independent Eamonn Fitzpatrick 31 0.1 N/A

Make Politicians History Ronnie Carroll 29 0.1 N/A

Independent Thomas Darwood 25 0.1 N/A

Independent Christopher Foren 23 0.1 N/A

Independent Herbert Crossman 11 0.0 N/A

Independent Tony Farnon 8 0.0 N/A

Independent Norman Scarth 8 0.0 N/A
Majority 15,355 64.2 +53.5
Turnout 23,911 34.5 -35.7

Conservative hold Swing N/A

With Labour running away from the opportunity to defend government policy the by-election could have had micro turnout but it didn't. David Davis has been vindicated in his courageous stance on forty-two days detention.

Looking at the also-rans, amazingly there are six women immediately behind Davis but this could just be because of candidate selection. And the Official Monster Raving Loony Party's hopes of getting their best ever result have been thwarted once again. Ronnie Carroll was looking for the lowest number of votes ever and failed - he didn't even finish in the bottom five. Here's a couple of tips - don't tell everyone that's your goal and don't run with a description saying "Make Politicians History" that was bound to pick up a few votes.

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