Danson's Forehead wrote:Please stay re-engaged here ezinra, and stay well.
Maidenhead - dunno how much can be read into a 26,500 majority in the PM's constituency, but Labour pushed the Lib Dems down to third. It wasn't so long ago this was a Lib Dem target seat as part of their infamous 'decapitation' strategy.
Turnout was 76.5%.
Otherwise, as always the PM's seat attracts a long list of weirdo candidates, of which 'Lord Buckethead' was one of the top scorers. Spare a thought for Independent Bobby Smith, who secured a mighty three votes. One of which, presumably, was himself. This reminds me of the episode of Neighbours, where Julie Robinson stands for election, gets two votes, and then tries to work out which of her father and husband didn't vote for her.
I tell a lie, turns out the bloke lives in Stevenage, therefore didn't vote for himself, and actually secured 50% more votes from other people than I assumed. Sorry for underselling you Bobby!
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