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Democracy Inaction 2011

As usual, the sit at homes win by a huge majority. Oddly, although still pitiful, this was the highest turnout for several years – apparently because the labour voters bothered to turn up this time.

pie chart showing 56% didn't vote

Electorate: 5264, Ballot Papers Issued: 2343, Spoiled: 18, Votes: 1306, 521, 494.

Democracy Inaction 2009

This time, the people of Willingham, Over and Longstanton didn’t vote for a representative on Cambridgeshire County Council.

Despite the political cloud hanging over Shona after her brief tenure as leader of the council, she managed to convince 63% of the electorate to stay at home.
Actual details:

Candidate Party Votes
Charlie Wilson Labour 185
Rob Falla Libdem 888
Shona Johnstone Tory 1485
Lazy Bastards 4448

Democracy Inaction 2008

Once more, the people who stayed at home won by a landslide, followed by a tsunami, followed by an earthquake.

Actual details:

Candidate Party Votes
Norman Crowther Labour 107
Leslie Gelling Libdem 445
Ray Manning Tory 1109
Lazy Bastards 3385

Democracy Inaction


Democracy Inaction
Originally uploaded by DerekL.

How depressing is this? Just two candidates to choose from, 32% turnout.
The winner, as always and inexplicably a tory here in the countryside, started her statement complaining that Council Tax had doubled since 1997, and ended it complaining that the Government had capped it.

What should it be? Obviously the people don’t care either way.