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89. Labour holds Rotherham
Edited on Thu May-05-05 06:31 PM by sonicx
just a another safer. 8.8% from LAB to LD

Labour 52.8%
Liberal Democrat 17.2%
Conservative 16.6%
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  -Breaking News: British Exit Poll predicts Labour Win by 66 seats brooklynite  May-05-05 04:01 PM   #0 
  - Okay, that's a lot fewer than the 120 predicted, right?  Jacobin   May-05-05 04:02 PM   #1 
  - A lot lower.  grytpype   May-05-05 04:11 PM   #10 
  - Excellent  Jacobin   May-05-05 04:16 PM   #15 
     - Whose faced gets slapped by giving 40 seats to Tories and 3 to LibDems?  AP   May-05-05 04:42 PM   #19 
        - So, what's your take on it?  Jacobin   May-05-05 04:58 PM   #45 
        - My take on it:  AP   May-05-05 05:21 PM   #59 
           - Okay, I'm having a problem understanding this  Jacobin   May-05-05 05:35 PM   #65 
           - May I add a little point in your defense  DrDebug   May-05-05 05:38 PM   #70 
           - We had massive protests in the US too, and when it came down to it...  AP   May-05-05 06:00 PM   #74 
           - The polls on the invasion of IraqNam  Jacobin   May-05-05 06:15 PM   #85 
              - By November 2004, most Americans thought it was a mistake and they  AP   May-05-05 06:22 PM   #87 
                 - Bush got an increase in Congress. Blair will get a decrease in parliment  sonicx   May-05-05 06:24 PM   #88 
                 - Because NOBODY is on the side of progressives. The media doesn't like  AP   May-05-05 06:28 PM   #91 
                 - By a small margin in 11/04.....not so in Britain  Jacobin   May-05-05 07:06 PM   #102 
                    - The bankers come behind the oil companies (bush is an oil man)  AP   May-05-05 07:15 PM   #104 
                       - I know that what I am saying goes against DU orthodoxy  Jacobin   May-05-05 07:25 PM   #112 
                          - So record oil co profits have been a coincidence? Just because Bush wasn't  AP   May-05-05 07:33 PM   #113 
                             - As I say  Jacobin   May-05-05 07:40 PM   #117 
                                - Bush represents the interests of oil and oil service companies.  AP   May-05-05 08:00 PM   #122 
                                   - I think you have part of this backward  Zynx   May-05-05 10:09 PM   #153 
           - Let me add this . . .  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 06:30 PM   #92 
              - Leadership involves both leading and following.  AP   May-05-05 06:45 PM   #96 
              - Then Blair should have told the British people the truth  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 07:11 PM   #103 
              - Have you considered that resisting...  AP   May-05-05 07:19 PM   #107 
                 - Does that post need editing?  muriel_volestrangler   May-05-05 07:22 PM   #108 
                 - Just heard last week that Iran is the UK's number one or two trading...  AP   May-05-05 07:25 PM   #111 
                 - Except it is not working  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 07:35 PM   #114 
              - Ah, but his gamble did not pay off, did it?  Jacobin   May-05-05 07:18 PM   #106 
                 - I really don't think you understand what I'm saying.  AP   May-05-05 07:24 PM   #110 
                    - If the idea was to calm the middle east  Jacobin   May-05-05 07:35 PM   #115 
                    - "the neo-cons...are not noted for their geo-political prowess." Oh really?  AP   May-05-05 07:43 PM   #119 
                       - allow me to jump in here with a question  Kenneth ken   May-05-05 09:00 PM   #137 
                          - that's what i've been wondering  Jacobin   May-05-05 09:04 PM   #139 
                          - Here's how:  AP   May-05-05 09:13 PM   #143 
                             - Texas is not where the oligarchs are  Jacobin   May-05-05 09:45 PM   #147 
                             - mmm well, okay  Kenneth ken   May-05-05 09:46 PM   #148 
                                - Oppostion to Bush wouldn't have stopped Bush.  AP   May-05-05 09:59 PM   #150 
                                   - I'll disagree and leave it at that  Kenneth ken   May-05-05 10:06 PM   #152 
                    - This is where we differ  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 07:51 PM   #121 
                       - I'm with you on the first two paragraphs...  AP   May-05-05 08:10 PM   #126 
              - Then why not Lib Dems???  sandnsea   May-05-05 07:39 PM   #116 
                 - There is that racial issue of 'uncontrolled immigration'  Jacobin   May-05-05 07:42 PM   #118 
                 - Just for kicks  sandnsea   May-05-05 08:57 PM   #136 
                    - I'm not in Britain  Jacobin   May-05-05 09:05 PM   #140 
                 - The Lib Dems seem to have won 4% more votes than in 2001  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 08:00 PM   #123 
                    - Oh I see  sandnsea   May-05-05 08:55 PM   #135 
                       - Think of British elections as like congressional elections  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 09:33 PM   #144 
                          - I get that  sandnsea   May-05-05 09:41 PM   #145 
                             - Once again, there was no big move to the Tories  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 10:01 PM   #151 
                                - #135  sandnsea   May-05-05 10:12 PM   #154 
                                   - According to the British Forum thread, BBC is projecting a 10 st LD gain  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 10:48 PM   #158 
           - I'm sorry, I cannot fucking BELIEVE I read these words from you.  Zhade   May-05-05 08:07 PM   #124 
           - Iraq and terrorism are not related  TolstoyAndy   May-05-05 08:12 PM   #127 
           - The significant problem I have with your post  rpannier   May-05-05 08:35 PM   #133 
           - Let's see whether I've understood you  moggie   May-05-05 09:13 PM   #142 
        - Answer: a certain flea-bitten poodle  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 05:19 PM   #56 
        - I think it's a function of turnout.  grytpype   May-05-05 05:19 PM   #57 
           - BBC just said there was a record turn out  Jacobin   May-05-05 05:20 PM   #58 
              - I should have said "turnout of Labor voters"  grytpype   May-05-05 05:24 PM   #61 
                 - Why would they not turn out?  Jacobin   May-05-05 05:37 PM   #68 
                    - Yes, and I think that's really what happened  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 06:39 PM   #95 
                       - Yes, I'm seeing that on the BBC talkathon thing, right now  Jacobin   May-05-05 08:32 PM   #131 
  - Blair will be gone sooner rather than later, thankfully  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 04:47 PM   #24 
  - Last one I saw was 80 seats which was low. Hope they're humiliated.  autorank   May-05-05 04:02 PM   #2 
  - It's good news  Anarcho-Socialist   May-05-05 04:05 PM   #3 
  - sorry to dupe you.  Henny Penny   May-05-05 04:05 PM   #4 
  - a mod will do it.  sonicx   May-05-05 04:06 PM   #5 
  - Brits to Blair: We already have a monarch. You are replaceable - See!  Pithy Cherub   May-05-05 04:07 PM   #6 
  - well we all know how good the "polls" are!  1956   May-05-05 04:09 PM   #8 
     - It's a paper ballot, don't worry n/t  Anarcho-Socialist   May-05-05 04:10 PM   #9 
     - Ah but Blair is horribly weakened  Pithy Cherub   May-05-05 04:13 PM   #11 
        - The Labour MPs who are due to lose their seats are predominantly  Anarcho-Socialist   May-05-05 04:15 PM   #14 
  - Poll Details  brooklynite   May-05-05 04:08 PM   #7 
  - ack, tories did too good.  sonicx   May-05-05 04:14 PM   #12 
     - Nobody should be surprised if Tories pick up over 40 seats and LDs only 3  AP   May-05-05 04:40 PM   #17 
     - they're doing about the same as last time in terms of vote share  communerd   May-05-05 04:49 PM   #25 
  - My dream is that Blair gets 1.5 years as PM with a good Dem in the WH.  AP   May-05-05 04:14 PM   #13 
  - BBC5 - Streaming Radio  Synnical   May-05-05 04:23 PM   #16 
  - my dream is that Blair gets frog marched to the Tower  GreenArrow   May-05-05 04:56 PM   #26 
     - Whatever.  AP   May-05-05 05:06 PM   #52 
        - whatever, "whatever"  GreenArrow   May-05-05 05:37 PM   #67 
           - He's probably a better politician than Clinton.  AP   May-05-05 06:05 PM   #82 
              - I don't dispute his political ability  GreenArrow   May-05-05 09:09 PM   #141 
  - So, is Blair finished as PM?  goodboy   May-05-05 04:41 PM   #18 
  - It's mostlikely 5 more wars eh. years n/t  DrDebug   May-05-05 04:45 PM   #20 
  - unbelievable...especially with that leaked memo?!?!  goodboy   May-05-05 04:47 PM   #22 
  - Nope -- Blair made history tonight  dolstein   May-05-05 04:47 PM   #23 
     - Hmm...(nt)  goodboy   May-05-05 05:01 PM   #48 
     - Two words: supported Lieberman.  Zhade   May-05-05 08:09 PM   #125 
     - Oh my!  alcibiades_mystery   May-05-05 05:02 PM   #49 
     - You say "socialist roots"  Lydia Leftcoast   May-05-05 05:05 PM   #51 
  - this would be a very good result  communerd   May-05-05 04:46 PM   #21 
  - bbc exit poll gives Lab majority of 66  Henny Penny   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #27 
  - Blair Win?  BamaLefty   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #28 
  - yes if he keeps his seat!  Henny Penny   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #29 
  - He was expected to  Jacobin   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #30 
  - yeah, get ready for it. bushies will swear this is a direct result of  okieinpain   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #32 
  - the brits didn't have much choice  still_one   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #40 
  - Link the BBC results page  muriel_volestrangler   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #31 
  - CNN's analysis is such crap  yvr girl   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #33 
  - It is significant because a lot of the Labour MPs due to lose  Anarcho-Socialist   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #39 
     - I'm not saying it isn't significant  yvr girl   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #42 
  - I'll be very happy with a chastened Labour  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #34 
  - Exit poll suggests Labour victory  DrDebug   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #35 
  - exit polls in UK and ukraine  Pharaoh   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #36 
  - The US exit poll was very good  DrDebug   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #37 
  - Exit Polls?  montanacowboy   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #38 
  - 66 will be spun as a major defeat!  joeybee12   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #41 
  - And so far the main beneficiaries are the racist, Neocon pro-warTories.  non sociopath skin   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #44 
     - See #56. This is not all Tory gains.  Zhade   May-05-05 08:13 PM   #128 
  - chris mullins gets just 17900  Henny Penny   May-05-05 04:57 PM   #43 
     - Wouldn't base much on that result  ikri   May-05-05 05:03 PM   #50 
        - yes it is a very safe labour seat,  Henny Penny   May-05-05 05:25 PM   #62 
           - Sunderland North 5.1% from LAB to CON  DrDebug   May-05-05 05:30 PM   #64 
  - exit polls  bluestateguy   May-05-05 04:59 PM   #46 
  - First result  DrDebug   May-05-05 05:00 PM   #47 
  - Lower count for Labour than the Exit Poll suggested  brooklynite   May-05-05 05:12 PM   #53 
     - yep... and higher for lib dems! :D  redsoxliberal   May-05-05 05:16 PM   #54 
        - Yep, I heard that, too!  Robeson   May-05-05 05:17 PM   #55 
        - Told ya so!!!  lovuian   May-05-05 05:22 PM   #60 
  - Sunderland North Results  sonicx   May-05-05 05:30 PM   #63 
  - DOUBLE the swing to Tories suggested by exit poll!!  communerd   May-05-05 05:36 PM   #66 
     - Or: swing of 5.5% from Labour to Lib Dems  muriel_volestrangler   May-05-05 05:43 PM   #71 
  - Houghton & Washington East results  sonicx   May-05-05 05:38 PM   #69 
  - If the pattern is repeated you got a Neocon UK ...  non sociopath skin   May-05-05 05:50 PM   #72 
     - It's a safe seat. it seems to me that protest votes are more likely there  sonicx   May-05-05 05:58 PM   #73 
  - Rutherglen & Hamilton West result  sonicx   May-05-05 06:01 PM   #75 
  - Blair won the last election with 161 seats over the minimum  Spazito   May-05-05 06:03 PM   #76 
  - Tories expect to gain 50 more MPs  AP   May-05-05 06:04 PM   #77 
  - he's not smiling!  Henny Penny   May-05-05 06:04 PM   #78 
  - So, when do you think Blair hands the leadership to Mr Brown?  understandinglife   May-05-05 06:04 PM   #79 
  - things are too up in the air to make sense of anything yet  Obviousman   May-05-05 06:04 PM   #80 
  - But if this is replicated, as it seems it will be, in marginal seats ...  non sociopath skin   May-05-05 06:08 PM   #83 
     - All we have so far are safe seat results  sonicx   May-05-05 06:12 PM   #84 
  - If the exit polls are relatively accurate...  Spazito   May-05-05 06:04 PM   #81 
  - Barnsley Central is a Labour hold  sonicx   May-05-05 06:19 PM   #86 
  - all the early declarations..  Henny Penny   May-05-05 06:27 PM   #90 
  - Labour holds Rotherham  sonicx   May-05-05 06:27 PM   #89 
  - Tories have gained Putney.  Henny Penny   May-05-05 06:31 PM   #93 
  - 6.5% from LAB to CON  sonicx   May-05-05 06:36 PM   #94 
  - Green and LibDem swing gives seat to Tories.  AP   May-05-05 06:48 PM   #97 
     - We're likely to see a lot of that tonight.  non sociopath skin   May-05-05 06:59 PM   #100 
  - a few more safers in, tally is 18 LAB , 1 CON  sonicx   May-05-05 06:51 PM   #98 
  - 26 LAB, 2 LD, 1 CON  sonicx   May-05-05 06:56 PM   #99 
  - Join the official UK Election Strand upstairs at ....  non sociopath skin   May-05-05 07:05 PM   #101 
  - BBC world- Blair to only win by 30-50 seats  brettdale   May-05-05 07:18 PM   #105 
  - Wow.....The poodle is getting a shave tonight  Jacobin   May-05-05 08:36 PM   #134 
  - Tories take Ilford  Henny Penny   May-05-05 07:23 PM   #109 
  - "5 times a night for amnesty"????  Henny Penny   May-05-05 07:48 PM   #120 
  - BBC One now estimates Labour's majority will be 76  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 08:23 PM   #129 
  - i've been watching for about 2 hours now  chimpsrsmarter   May-05-05 08:27 PM   #130 
  - Hey Galloway just won, thats a big victory for him  chimpsrsmarter   May-05-05 08:34 PM   #132 
  - BBC Online: 352 seats declared at 7 pm PDT  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 09:03 PM   #138 
  - Who the hell here remembers Blair at Camp David in 2001?  Whoa_Nelly   May-05-05 09:43 PM   #146 
  - Labour in no mood to party  cal04   May-05-05 09:52 PM   #149 
  - Labour has earned the right to form the next government  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 10:36 PM   #155 
  - George Galloway just kicked blair in the ass and accused labour  chimpsrsmarter   May-05-05 10:38 PM   #156 
  - Ok...I don't understand their politics...am I supposed to be happy to see  lonestarnot   May-05-05 10:46 PM   #157 
  - Labour are to the left of the U.S. Democratic Party  Anarcho-Socialist   May-05-05 10:51 PM   #159 
     - Alrightie then going to celebrate!  lonestarnot   May-05-05 11:02 PM   #160 
  - Polly Toynbee (Guardian Utd): Tony Blair alone bears the blame  Jack Rabbit   May-05-05 11:59 PM   #161 
 

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