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Friday, August 15, 2008
  Result: Thursday 14th August 2008.
Rhondda Cynon Taff UA, Cilfynydd
Lab 331 (43.5; +5.0)
LD Stephen Powell 252 (33.1; -19.8)
Ind 85 (11.2; +11.2)
PC 67 (8.8; +0.2)
Green 14 (1.8; +1.8)
Con 12 (1.6; +1.6)
Majority 79
Turnout 35.5%
Lab gain from LD
Percentage change is since May 2008
 
Comments:
A couple of the candidates actually knocked on my door and that doesn't usually happen!

Local government doesn't seem to attract the 'brightest and the best' in any circumstances but this campaign was particularly mediocre- inappropriately personal and nasty.

Plaid Cymru and Labour canvassers seemed to find it hilarious that anyone would 'waste' a vote on a candidate that they actually wanted to vote for, in preference to tactical voting.

We desperately need PR to raise the quality of the discussion over the heads of these arrogant bullying rat-bags who take the electorate for granted.
 
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