Croydon North By-election
Why have the Liberals, from Lloyd George to the Liberal Democrats, never had a foothold in Croydon?
The results are in: Labour held Croydon North, as well as Middlesborough and Rotherham. In the event, the vote tallies showed this result was never really in doubt, despite the usual wishful thinking and strong campaigns from other parties. The national media tells us the real story this … Read More »
Social media is transforming how by-elections, once a sterile politicos’ game, can engage the public. Don’t be surprised if #CroydonNorth is trending nationwide this time next week
It may be relatively premature, given that I have only been a presenter at Croydon Radio since its inception in July, but the ‘Croydon North by-election special‘ is one of the best things I have broadcast.
The idea to host the show was … Read More »
Croydon North is a safe Labour seat, but so was Bradford West
For all the coverage of the Croydon North by-election, observers would be forgiven for thinking that it was just another ordinary plea for votes, like the general or local elections in 2010. But they’d be wrong. There really is all to play for in the run up to Thursday 29th November, and the … Read More »
….ask not “why do so few people vote?”, but, “why so many?”
The Croydon North electorate in 2010 numbered 85,216. Normally a By-Election of produces a turnout of 20% lower than then General Election, this suggests that 41% will vote on November 29th. It also suggests that 50,000 people will not vote. More often than not they feel the outcome of an election will have little bearing on their … Read More »