Archive for oldham east and saddleworth
Two polls out tonight (so far – there may be a third) on the Oldham by-election: ICM for Mail on Sunday: Labour 44%, Lib Dem 27%, Conservative 18% Populus for Lord Ashcroft / Sunday Telegraph: Labour 46%, Lib Dem 29%, Conservative 15% UPDATE: New pollster Survation (who are applying for membership of the trade body, [...]
Over the festive season we’re running a series of posts on the main Liberal Democrat challenges for 2011. You can find all the posts as they appear here. Yesterday I took a look at the economy, an issue on which Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will sink or swim together. Where the parties will be directly [...]
I was helping out in two by-elections over this weekend. On Saturday it was phoning for Elwyn Watkins in Oldham. If like me you’ve not been able to make it there in person (yet!), making phone calls is a really effective way of doing something for his campaign from home. To offer your services, contact [...]
Item: The by-election team in Oldham East & Saddleworth have confirmed that Phil Woolas’s judicial review judgement won’t be given this week. Item: According to Oldham Council, the last date in 2010 they can run a by-election is December 16th. Item: Students of election law will already have calculated that the writ for a by-election [...]
Iain Dale has posed the question why Elwyn Watkins, the Liberal Democrat candidate up against Phil Woolas, didn’t sue for libel instead of looking to have his election result over-turned: To my mind, the way these kind of disputes should be resolved is not to take them to ‘election courts’, but instead through the libel [...]
Monday sees the start of a court case against Labour MP Phil Woolas alleging false statements were made about his Liberal Democrat opponent, Elwyn Watkins, during the general election earlier this year.
As we reported last month, the election result in Oldham East and Saddleworth - where Labour's Phil Woolas hung on by just 103 votes - has triggered complaints from the Liberal Democrat candidate, Elwyn Watkins, that Labour's campaign broke the law. The case is now heading to the courts.