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Early indications

Cor, I hope the BBC's exit poll doesn't turn out to be accurate. I'm all for seeing Tony's majority slashed, but barely any change for the LibDems? *grumble*

Last election:
Labour - 413
Conservative - 166
Lib Dems - 52
Other - 28


Exit poll predictions (c. 20,000 voters):
Labour - 356
Conservative - 209
Lib Dems - 53
Other - 28


My hopes:
Labour - 370
Conservative - 150
Lib Dems - 100
Other - whatever's left


Of course that's not my dream parliament. But it's within the bounds of plausibility (or appeared so before the exit poll came out), and would see everyone going in the right direction (according to me!). Labour still in power with a slight majority, thus giving us the better of two evils until the LibDems are really ready for a full attack next time round. And meanwhile the Tories impotent, and the LibDems in a position to kick some serious ass as an opposition party, and fight from a solid foundation next time.

Well, we'll see. Right now I'm off to cheer on Sunderland South in their attempt to get into the Guinness Book of Records by being the first seat to declare four elections in a row.

EDIT: They did it! Results as follows:

Monster Raving Loony Party - 149
British National Party - 1166 (yuk!)
Liberal Democrats - 4492
Conservative - 6923
Labour - 17982

Swings:

Labour -5%
Conservative +2%
LibDem +3%

Comments

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dakegra
May. 5th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
enormous fun watching Paxman having a bunfight with Boris Johnson, and Peter Snow predicting results based on a single seat. I almost wish I didn't have to go to work tomorrow.

Or today even, looking at the clock
innerbrat
May. 6th, 2005 07:45 am (UTC)
My friends page is black.
Your post isn't showing up.
Should have used default?
strange_complex
May. 6th, 2005 10:16 am (UTC)
I knew this would happen to some people, but I spent ages last night trying to sort this out, and this was the best I could do.

What I need is code which says "OK, font, now that you've been pink, stop doing that and go back to being whatever the default colour is for the journal layout you're working in". But [/color] didn't seem to do that, and I couldn't figure out anything else that would. So either I had to allow all the text after my last set of figures for "Other" to be pink, or I had to force it to adopt a colour of my choice. Black or white were the only real options to allow the maximum number of people possible to read it.

If you know the solution, let me know, and I'll gladly edit it!
innerbrat
May. 6th, 2005 10:32 am (UTC)
<font color=blue>Text</font> more text..

Text more text
strange_complex
May. 6th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
Ahhhhhh! (*satisfied sigh*)

Thank you - that is so much better, and what I wanted it to look like all along. And you can thank Susan Sto Helit for me, too!
innerbrat
May. 6th, 2005 01:47 pm (UTC)
I will. She'll be sensible about it.

I spend a rather lot of time not logged in to my normal account. It gets confusing :)
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