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So on this historic day the #TivertonandHoniton win,
let's consider I was a whopping 42 years old before my vote counted for something *other* than the 'same-old, same-old'.

Let that sink in for a second.

I've always been politically engaged my entire life. I have voted in every election, incl MEPs (yes those who are apparently 'unelected') & council ones, since I came of age.
Hell, I even voted when I was IN LABOUR - and by that I mean literally in the process of giving birth.
I have sent letters to my MP, gone to various meetings, read everything I can, spoken to candidates ... the works.

Yet despite all that, the ONLY reason my vote really counted yesterday was an accident
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By-election night thread! Polls have just closed at the #Wakefieldbyelection and the #TivertonandHonitonByElection. Analysis follows


Load up on coffee as it's going to be a late one. BBC suggested earlier that declarations could be around 4am...
In terms of likely outcomes I'll have much more on this later, but little doubt that #Wakefield (for which polls have been published) is going back to Labour, whereas #TivertonandHoniton (where none have) is murkier, but Lib Dems I've heard from seem much happier than Tories...
I’ll be talking a lot about swing, and it’s notable that the national picture is somewhat murky too (part random variation aka margin of error, part systematic differences between pollsters aka house effects) but on average GB polls are showing about a 9% swing from CON to LAB ImageImage
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Wakefield, Tiverton and Honiton
🔶 Vote Lib Dem in Tiverton & Honiton
🌹 Vote Labour in Wakefield
A list of #toryrapist and #ToryCorruption
over the past few years, awaiting trial, convicted or just quietly disappeared (so you wouldn't notice)
Imran Ahmad Khan
The Conservative MP for Wakefield
was found guilty in April of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy after plying him with gin at a party in 2008
Khan assaulted the boy in Staffordshire in January 2008 He resigned as an MP two weeks after he was found guilty. Image
Rob Roberts
The Conservative MP for Delyn allowed to rejoin the party despite an independent investigation finding that he sexually harassed a junior member of staff
Roberts was suspended for 12 weeks after the independent panel found he had made “significant” repeated and ... Image
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Just want to clear up another little bit of nonsense the government is peddling. Alcohol excise has been around for quite a while. In fact it was first introduced in the 1640. So nearly 400 years ago.
The amazing article from the university of Leeds charts the history.…
Reading over the history (happy to be corrected here) the current system was implemented in during the first world war. So some 100 years before Brexit and 60 years before the Uk joined the EEC.
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