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pierre
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Posted - 29/04/2008 :  17:37:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Please use this thread for discussions on the results of the 2008 Local elections in Tredegar.

For a reminder, this is how Tredegar looked before the election on the 1st May 2008.



pierre
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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  08:24:56 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The polling stations are now open around the town:

Please remember to use your vote !

Bethania


Orpheus Hall


Saron (Central & West)
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sean
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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  13:32:04 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
where will the counts be held and the results announced?

will tredegar.co.uk correspondents be on the spot with news?


will rivalries spill over into any jeering and more?

does anywhere have an election night lock in?


regards

sean
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aussiewelshman
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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  13:44:00 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sean

where will the counts be held and the results announced?


This is the BGCBC election results page at the moment...

http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/11079.asp

Me thinks we'll be looking elsewhere.

quote:
will tredegar.co.uk correspondents be on the spot with news?


Spies, err, correspondents on stand by.


quote:
will rivalries spill over into any jeering and more?


Let's hope so.

quote:
does anywhere have an election night lock in?


Most losing their council seat do.



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pierre
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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  14:44:38 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
does anywhere have an election night lock in?

Not on a school night

I think "Jones The Spy" will be at hand to report on the results (If I can get him out of the Cam that is....)
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pierre
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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  20:00:01 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
More pictures from around the town...

Labour Candidate - Dennis - At Sirhowy


Infoshop in town


Well, you gotta take your hat off to the fellow :o)
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sean
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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  20:27:24 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i wonder if dennis is drinking tea or coffee.


are candidates allowed that close to polling stations?



regards

sean
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pierre
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Posted - 01/05/2008 :  20:35:01 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was "tea". They were stood outside.

I asked why no Town Council ballot papers, and was told that they were, and I quote, "all Unopposed...."

Strangely enough, he was not his normal self, quite downbeat about it all.....

He thought it was about a 50% turn out.....
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Penfold
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  00:28:32 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's Diane, Margaret and Diane's Daughter Gemma there behind Dennis too isn't there!? Is that the Lib Dem Candidate there too?
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sean
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  01:07:07 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BBC just said BG council looking like no overall control.

regards

sean
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Penfold
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  01:54:17 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Where will the results be published and when? Will they be on the web anywhere?
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Penfold
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  04:18:07 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Full results here at http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/11079.asp
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pierre
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  08:45:17 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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sailor
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  09:51:03 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sean

i wonder if dennis is drinking tea or coffee.


are candidates allowed that close to polling stations?



regards

sean

NO, He should now be disqualified, it's TOUTING as he wore his Lbour Badge,the presinding officer was not doing his job.
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sailor
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  09:57:20 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There you go Fermal. we all make spelling mistakes,and yes I could see other badges displayed outside the polling station,perhaps the rules have been changed.
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pierre
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  11:44:30 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting article on the whole local election stuff below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/nickrobinson/
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pierre
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  13:27:12 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Screen shot of BBC's web-site showing the Town Clock.

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gatekeeper
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Posted - 02/05/2008 :  13:36:04 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
to all labour supports and councillors looking at this post

where's your council gone !



http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/betsanpowys/
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sailor
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Posted - 05/05/2008 :  08:41:12 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One in how many million, I dont think so. Thomas John Lib Dem 529 Lippiard Enid Lib Dem 529 I would have asked for a recount.
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pierre
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Posted - 05/05/2008 :  22:09:38 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What the BBC said about Labour loosing control of Blaenau-Gwent Council

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aussiewelshman
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Posted - 03/06/2008 :  10:50:39 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Appointments made at Councils Annual Meeting which took place 22nd May 2008.
Source - BGCBC.

Mayor 2008/2009 - Jennifer Morgan
Deputy Mayor - John Williams

Leader - Desmond Hillman
Deputy Leader - John Mason


Executive - John Masson
Housing - Jason Owen
Leisure and Culture - Dennis Hughes
Governace - Stephen Bard
Education - Keith Barnes
Environment - John Rogers
Social Services - Donald Wilcox
Regeneration and Highways - John Taylor

Scrutiny Committees

Finance, Improvement and Perfomance Chair - Mark Edwards
Vice Chair - John Williams
Environment and Public Protection Chair - Brian Thomas
Vice Chair - Clive Meredith
Housing Regeneration Chair - Garth Collier
Vice Chair - Mike Bartlett
Social Care and Inclusion Chair - Delwyn Davies
Vice Chair - Shirley Ford
Education and Leisure - Chair Peter Abbott
Vice Chair - David Rocke
Planning Chair - Denzil Hancock
Vice Chair - Jim Watkins
Licensing Chair - Jim Watkins
Vice Chair - Denzil Hancock

Representatives on outside organisations

National Parks Authority - To be determined
Fire Authority - Yvonne Lewis
Police Authority - John Williams



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sean
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Posted - 03/06/2008 :  12:08:23 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
we also have a scrutiny committee on here and will keep a watch on the new council.

regards

sean
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