Friday, April 22, 2005

Picky, picky

Really anorak-like, technical point here.

I've just received a leaflet from one of our Liberal Democrat candidates demanding that I write to the Deputy Prime Minister asking the government to scrap the Council Tax.

They refer to him as John Prescott MP.

Except that he isn't.

Not since parliament was dissolved a few weeks back - we currently have no MPs, only candidates.

Incidentally, there's another example of a fine bar chart, showing that the LibDems are winning here.

Except that they're not.

They refer to the 2004 elections. Firstly, these were fought on new local boundaries which do not match the constituency boundaries, so unless the LDs know more about their vote than they're letting on, those figures will be inaccurate. Secondly, those were local elections with much lower turnouts. Let's compare like with like, shall we? At the last general election, the LD vote was under 15%.

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