GRAHAM STUART HAS BEEN RE-ELECTED as the Member of Parliament for the Beverley and Holderness constituency.
The results of the 6th May 2010 poll are as follows:
- Graham Stuart – Conservative – 25,063
- Craig Dobson – Liberal Democrats – 12,076
- Ian Saunders – Labour Party – 11,224
- Neil Whitelam – British National Party – 2,080
- Andy Horsfield – United Kingdom Independence Party – 1,845
- Bill Rigby – Green Party – 686
- Ron Hughes – Independent – 225
Majority 12,987 (24.4%)
Turnout 53,199 (66.8%)
THIS WILL BE the first UK general election fought in the glare of millions of people using the internet and social networking.
The tiniest details of policies, campaigns and candidates can be made available to all those that choose to seek them.
E-democracy is here and citizens using the internet can help shape the looming election campaign and participate like never before!
The Hedon Blog hopes to play a neutral part in the local Beverley and Holderness election campaign with the mission to ensure that Hedon and its political, economic and social issues are not overlooked. Through this Blog it is hoped that local residents will have another route to put questions directly to the political candidates with opportunities given for them to respond.
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There are some useful non-political party sources of information that those following the General Election might find useful:
The Voter Power Index gives an indication of how ‘powerful’ your vote is compared to the national average.
The Straight Choice website will feature election leaflets that people have scanned in and sent to them. See the election leaflets and adverts circulated in Hedon to date. Election Champion wants people to send photos of billboards. And the Democracy Club is attempting to pull together information about candidates and issues.
Another interesting website is Vote for Policies which makes it easy to compare what six UK political parties are promising to do. Who Gets My Vote? is a similar site run with the support of ITV News.
Candidates (notified to Hedon Blog to date):
Craig Dobson – Liberal Democrat Candidate
Andy Horsfield – United Kingdom Independence Party Candidate
Ron Hughes – Independent
Bill Rigby – Green Party Candidate
Ian Saunders – Labour Party Candidate
Graham Stuart – Conservative Party Candidate
Neil Whitelam – British National Party
More on the candidates is available here.
This page will list those articles on the Hedon Blog or HU12.net or elsewhere relating to the General Election. No 1 is the most recent:
- GRAHAM STUART RE-ELECTED AS M.P.
- Will Party Manifesto help you decide?
- Candidates respond to Hedon Blog Questions
- Candidates National Survey on key issues
- Beverley Hustings – Sure Start Row
- QUESTION TIME – Ask the candidates a question!
- Polling Booths – Where you vote
- Reflections on the Hedon Blog
- Election leaflets delivered in Hedon
- Election snippets April 21st
- Election Candidates: Some policies…
- Election Snippets: 19th April
- Energy and Waste: What do YOU think?
- Candidates criticise top pension payout
- BNP to stand in Beverley and Holderness
- Election Update April 15th
- Green Manifesto Launched
- Election Update April 14th
- Liberal Democrats Manifesto
- Conservative Campaign moves to Hedon
- Labour and Green candidates on Humber TV
- Conservative Manifesto Launch
- UKIP Manifesto and campaign launch
- Hull and East Riding Greens launch election campaign
- Labour Manifesto launched on 12th April
- General Election Candidates Online April 12th
- Conservative Candidate interviewed on Humber Internet TV
- Beverley Minster Hustings
- General Election on Thursday May 6th
- Local MP involved in Sure Start debate
- Euro MP defects to Lib Dems
- Violence in schools
- Liberal Democrats select candidate