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The impact of AV on Oldham East and Saddleworth

One of the more interesting predictable aspects of the Oldham East and Saddleworth post-mortems was the discussion of what effect holding the election under the Alternative Vote system would have had. VoteNoToAV, an unofficial but enthusisatic member of the “No” … Continue reading

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Old and Sad: Goodbye to all that

This is my final blog on the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election. I’m looking forward to moving on from it, and blogging about other topics. In my notebook I have 14 (!) blog posts in various stages of stages of completion, as … Continue reading

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Old and Sad: Labour hold; Lib Dem disaster

So, at the end of all that, it’s a Labour hold. It feels like an anti-climactical end to a roller-coaster of an eight months for the Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency. We’ve had one of the bitterest general election campaigns … Continue reading

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Why you should vote English Democrat in Oldham East and Saddleworth

The first post of Paperback Rioter’s Online Hustings for Oldham East and Saddleworth. As Stephen Morris, the English Democrat’s candidate for OES, was first to respond it is his article that starts us off. He is chairman of the North … Continue reading

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Oldham East and Saddleworth Online Hustings

You can tell it’s squeaky bum time in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election. Almost every Labour activist I follow on Twitter seemed to be campaigning there this weekend. There’s quite a few Lib Dems oop North as well.  I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Old and Sad (or: I’m so vain I probably think this by-election is about me)

It’s very unusual for my home town to be the centre of anything, so I have loved keeping tabs on the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election campaign. Voting in that takes place on January 13th, one week from today. The … Continue reading

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Phil Woolas: still crazy after all these years

Apologies for not blogging sooner on the Phil Woolas news. I wasn’t sure what to say, until I heard the man himself speaking straight after leaving court last Friday. It’s very impressive: every sentence contains an inaccuracy. It therefore deserves … Continue reading

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