Friday, December 08, 2006

Voting early and often

Thanks to everyone who took part in my last mini-poll on the parties' likely spending pledges over the next few months. Some people enjoyed it so much they voted again and again and again, sometimes over the course of a day (sad or what?). Consequently, the voting ended up being skewed 76% Labour, 13% Tory, 8% LibDem and 3% BNP. At least it drove up my hit rate.

The new poll isn't directed at party political voting, but rather the issues which should dominate the poll. Get voting!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry Nick not falling for your latest poll, if your Labour Group do not know what to put on their election flyers, they are not worthy of being in control of our council.

Darlington Councillor said...

Can't win, can we? If we lead from the front we're arrogant and out-of-touch. When we listen to local opinion, then we're not fit to control the Council.

In practice, Labour has always striven to do both. The poll (to paraphrase Peter Snow) is just a bit of fun...

Anonymous said...

Yes but the biggest problem with our Labour run Council is that you are so out of touch with the people. Your own agendas do not meet the publics requirements. I think it is a bit of too little too late.

Darlington Councillor said...

...which would be true if the Labour Group were relying entirely on my mini-poll to inform the agenda for next May.

Fortunately, we are driven by an agenda set by the people of the town via the Local Strategic Partnership, and from the feedback we receive in our own wards as councillors.

By the way, there really is no need to skulk behind the "anonymous" label. I think comments have a bit more credibility if everyone knows who is behind a comment, and they can make up their own minds what credence to attach to it.