Friday, May 23, 2014

Election 2014 more to come..

An Ealing voting Station
So the results of the local elections are still coming in (around a third declared at time of writing) but the results look to be pretty mixed with UKIP creating waves across the country (although of course no Councils will be run by them).
 I expected Labour to do badly and they have not made the gains they hoped but they have won control of Hammersmith and Fulham gaining 11 seats on the council there, this will have I expect an impact on residents of the Borough  and indicates a successful campaign by supporters there.

Undoubtedly there will be lessons to be learnt by all the major parties (including the Liberal Democrats) and along with the  Scottish Independence vote an air of uncertainty is likely to settle over the UK Stock market for the summer (at least).

Have the people spoken or is this merely a protest - are there any easy answers (like pulling out of Europe) or do we need to keep doing what we've done?

It's interesting to see that more places of worship are now used as voting stations meaning less schools closed due to elections.

European election results will not be out until Sunday so expect more conjecture from people who do it for a living.
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