M-TH: London Election - Left in a mess
david.welch at SPAMst-edmund-hall.oxford.ac.uk
Fri May 5 06:42:48 MDT 2000
On Fri, 5 May 2000, Xxxx Xxxxxx wrote:
> The results thus far are disappointing. The LSA's only chance at an outright
> first-past-the-post seat, Ian Page, has not been elected and as for the "top-up"
> PR returns the LSA seems to be running between 2-3% with half the votes counted,
> well below the necessary 5% threshold.
The LSA got about 1.6% of top-up votes and 2.7% of constituency votes.
Note exactly brillant. It's worth noting that in total leftwing slates in
the top-up section got around 4%, all the parties were standing on
broadly similar platforms so this isn't unreasonable.
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