Yup, you read that headline right. For those are the surprising figures from the 2009 European Election expense returns which have just been published: Labour spending up by 35%, Conservative spending cut by 21%. … Read the full post »
Read about the 2009 European Parliament Election, held on 4 June.
The Conservatives, under David Cameron, won the most votes (27%) and seats (26). The Liberal Democrats, led by Nick Clegg, won 11 seats with 13% of the vote.
Nearly three-quarters (74%) of people aged 65 or over said that they had voted in the European Parliamentary elections, compared with only 13% of those aged 18 to 24. … Read the full post »
In June’s European elections, turnout amongst postal voters was 64% in Great Britain. Turnout amongst non-postal voters was 30% – a full 34 percentage points lower. … Read the full post »
Over the last few years a wide range of attempts have been made to raise turnout at elections in the UK. … Read the full post »
Police are investigating allegations of postal vote fraud by a London activist linked to one of Labour’s highest-profile parliamentary candidates. … Read the full post »
No, I didn’t either. But the odd thing is, there’s plenty of evidence that the public were keener to vote in European elections than previously. … Read the full post »
Can you spot the person and party in this local newspaper report who: (a) Slipped back to fourth place for the first time, (b) Saw their vote fall… … Read the full post »
I started working for the Lib Dems in 2000, just as the Electoral Commission was being created. Through the years a regular part of my job has been… … Read the full post »
Naomi Long of the Alliance Party is the new lord mayor of Belfast. The east Belfast councillor defeated the DUP’s William Humphrey by 26 votes to 24. … Read the full post »
Liberal Democrats know effective cooperation creates prosperity – more than 3 million jobs in the UK depend on trade with other EU countries. … Read the full post »