Polling day today
It is time for our local elections today. Probably it will be yet another poor turn out for the voters. I come under Ashton for voting but do not even know who is up for election Nobody canvassing No Leaflets through the door. No Posters. Just faceless people who expect the people to vote for them Is there a pig/donkey up for election as you might as well vote for that
Started: 5th May 2022 at 04:53
I have had leaflets in Ince and have already voted.
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 07:57
We have had three leaflets from the Labour candidate in our Ward.
A complete waste of money when it is so obvious that the candidate will be returned by a a massive majority of the remaining sheep in what will be again, the usual low turn out of around a third of the electorate.
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 08:38
PeterP, you can find out the names and parties of those standing in your ward via the Council’s website:
Voting and Elections
• Martin Paul
• Matthews Geoffrey Stephen
•Richardson James Alan
• Sykes Anthony John
Ince Ward has only two candidates to choose from, Labour and Conservative. We’ve got the Labour leaflet which doesn’t tell you anything really of what the long-standing candidate himself has done for Ince, and haven’t received any campaign info about the Tory candidate at all. Very disheartening.
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 09:12
Jo anne I know I can look online for the candidates but not every one has a computer /smart phone, So what happened to the good old door knocking/leaflets
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 09:47
Fair point, PeterP, I can’t ever remember candidates knocking on doors in Ince, but we used to get a leaflet from each at least, and an Independent candidate once had posters in a local shop. There doesn’t seem to be any effort made in campaigning nowadays though.
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 09:55
The red tie wearing monkeys will be voted in again by the sheep.
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 10:48
Douglas Ward - no canvassing, only one leaflet from Labour.
I'm sure I recollect cars being sent to take the elderly to vote.
I forecast a very low turnout.
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 10:56
An independent standing in my ward so I have cast my postal vote in his direction. Probably won't make much difference to the overall outcome but no way was I voting Labour, sick to death of the mess that they are making of Wigan.
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 11:24
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 11:29
I think so too mortarmillbill. You can lead a horse to water etc, etc....
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 11:36
Dont do it Platty
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 12:22
Are you going off to your abode on wheels? On our site, they only seem to come up to drink alcohol.
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 12:29
Up there tomorrow till monday
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 12:46
And I dare say I will quaff the odd gallon or two at the local hostelries of morecambe and lancaster..
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 12:48
Are you goin’ ont’baaaaike, laaaaike?
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 12:51
Tonks: have they stopped you driving in Spain? You'll have to get t'tandem.
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 13:07
Have they ‘eck as laaaaike!
Replied: 5th May 2022 at 13:09
Well i stayed up to watch it on t'internet as I don't have to go to work tomorrow / today. No real surprises as usual, Admin bans us from discussing politics so i'll respect that and keep my opinions to myself although i really want to bleat Baaaaaaa.........but i didn't say that..........
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 01:39
Are people not bothered which party their councillors are and cannot voice their opinion through the ballot box Just over a quarter of the people bothered to vote
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 09:09
Not this weekend Tonks as her indoors sniffs rain in the air today/tomorrow. I see the sheep turned out in force for wigan council.. my long standing Tory councillor (Orrell ward) lost to labour by 34 votes.. Will be different at the next General election.
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 09:17
why do you put pics of yourself on here 1stroke .
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 11:41
whups... No4. looming for you.... be nice
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 13:17
Tommy Two Stroke
You have forgot to pin on the Red Rosette on the Donkey and omitted the sheep!
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 14:02
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 14:07
I am surprised to have seen no comment on here about last week's action by this government to hobble the Electoral Commission. It has now lost its independence, is accountable to a minister, and its management board has a built in tory majority.
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 15:51
Billinge Biker, sorry to see Michael Winstanley is no longer a councillor - regarding The Galleries debacle, at least, he really seemed to do local people proud.
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 16:10
What did he do?
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 16:27
ena: I don't remember the details, I can look them up, but they were fined for their involvement with the Brexit vote. They are taxpayer funded and had to pay fines.
But, don't worry, when the Labour government get in, it will change.
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 18:01
Both vote leave and remain were fined BY the electoral commission.
And largest fine of all was that of the Conservative party.
Boris now getting his revenge.
UK just became a little bit less a democracy, and a little bit more sliding into authoritarianism.
Platty I cannot find ANY record of the Electoral Commission being fined, EVER!
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 18:17
Last edited by ena malcup: 6th May 2022 at 18:33:37
I noticed that Gareth has missed out again.
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 19:04
And his good lady. Ten out of ten for persistence for the pair of them.
Replied: 6th May 2022 at 20:26
That's the trouble with elections, sometimes it results in the loss of a good MP or Councillor.
In Wigan's case, even a Tory like Michael Winstanley and all because of people in his own party doing something stupid in the lockdown.
Replied: 7th May 2022 at 07:12
Last edited by Owd Codger: 7th May 2022 at 07:56:17
"and all because of people in his own party doing something stupid in the lockdown"
I think there might have been one or two other teeny weeny reasons
Replied: 7th May 2022 at 13:19
The emergence of anti-sectarian politics in N Ireland is possibly worth a mention.
Replied: 7th May 2022 at 16:20
I see Wigan are Labour again thank god Bolton have a split count so no on is in controll Labour were so confident they did not even bother to send their flyers to Blackrod glad they got stuffed
Replied: 7th May 2022 at 20:55
Perhaps you can elaborate as to the other reasons MW lost his seat?
Replied: 7th May 2022 at 20:59
If more than 32.55% of the electorate had turned out he may very well have come out on top. He lost by only 34 votes..
Replied: 7th May 2022 at 21:31
So you are asking me why MW lost his seat? This is my take…….
The handling of the covid pandemic
The Brexit fiasco
The present cost of living crisis
Rishis and his Mrs tax affairs.
People are not happy with and are losing what faith they had in the Tory party and regardless of how good or bad MW was as a local councillor he is a Tory.
Replied: 8th May 2022 at 09:22