Brecon and Radnorshire: Where did all the voters go?

So you think last night’s Brecon and Radnorshire by-election result was a disaster for Labour? Well, you’re right – but probably not in the way you think. Looking at the figures, we can see that although the Liberal Democrats enjoyed a slight boost, of around 1,700 votes, that’s nowhere near the numbers they were getting when Roger Williams was the candidate back in 2005 and 2010. When he lost in 2015, Mr Williams’s vote fell by 37 per cent. Yesterday’s result clawed back only 13.8 per cent of that loss. It…

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‘Project Fear’ wins as Jane Dodds unseats Chris Davies in Brecon and Radnorshire

Congratulations are due to Jane Dodds, the new Liberal Democrat MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, who has won by convincing people that she was the best chance they had to unseat unpopular former Conservative MP Chris Davies. But it was a narrow thing – she took 13,826 votes while Mr Davies accrued 12,401. “People have chosen to believe in my positive Liberal vision for something better,” said Ms Dodds, in complete denial of the fact that her entire campaign was based on fear that Mr Davies would win if people…

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This image may herald the end of Chris Davies’s political career #BreconandRadnorshire #byelection

This was spotted somewhere in Brecon and Radnorshire. Need I write more? Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice. https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/mike-sivier-libel-fight/ Vox Political needs your help! If you want to support this site (but don’t want to give your money to advertisers) you can make a one-off donation here: Here are four ways to be sure you’re among the…

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This is disgusting. If you ever need a reason NOT to vote Lib Dem, here it is.

I’ve just read the, from a Labour canvasser who was out in Brecon today (August 1) for the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, and met a group of Liberal Democrats working the same streets: “They accused us of letting the Tories in. I asked them about the 25 leaflets being delivered to every home and they pretended they had no idea about that. “One of our team reported that one [of] them asked her when she was going to punch Jews.” Let’s have that again, shall we? “One of our team…

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Tory/Lib Dem protest voters: Think again – Brecon and Radnorshire is NOT a ‘Brexit by-election’

Labour’s candidate in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election has appealed for voters to remember that there is much more to the August 1 by-election than Brexit. “There are far greater issues than just Brexit,” said Tom Davies, whose campaign has been said to be lagging behind those of vapid Liberal Democrat leaflet-spammer Jane Dodds (Remain) and convicted criminal Chris Davies (Leave) – both of whom have little to recommend them other than the chance to record a pointless protest vote about the decision to leave the European Union. “We’re looking…

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By-election candidate supports tax avoidance for the rich – but hammered the vulnerable with the bedroom tax

If you were reading This Site yesterday (July 30), you’ll be aware that a friend on Facebook has been looking at the Parliamentary voting record of Chris Davies, the former MP and current Conservative candidate in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election – and it makes grim reading. The same friend has now finished researching Mr Davies’s record on taxation and the results speak for themselves. Amongst other decisions… • Davies voted against a series of proposals intended to reduce tax avoidance and evasion. • Davies voted against an investigation into…

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Fake-personalised ‘letter’ is Jane Dodds latest electioneering trick

Mrs Mike would like to put Jane Dodds on notice that if another piece of electioneering drivel comes through our letterbox, she’ll happily shove it as far down the Liberal Democrat’s throat as she can reach. “I’m just sick and tired of it,” she’s telling me right now. “It’s constant. Why waste so much money on this when it doesn’t say anything [I’m paraphrasing here; the actual language was much less diplomatic] about helping people who need it – the sick, the disabled, people who’ve had everything taken from them…

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If you need reasons NOT to vote Conservative, look at convict Chris Davies’s voting record

A fellow Brecon and Radnorshire constituent contacted me on Twitter to say that he would be voting for Chris Davies in the by-election on Thursday. Mr Davies is the Conservative candidate who was recently convicted of faking expenses claims. There was a petition of recall which was signed by twice the number of people needed, and a by-election was called. Mr Davies caused this election by his own criminality. But my correspondent said he will vote for the criminal anyway, because Mr Davies persuaded Powys Health Board to carry out…

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Latest leaflets show LABOUR as the best choice in B&R by-election

What a pleasure to have something good to say about one of the by-election leaflets pouring through my letterbox! It comes from Labour candidate Tom Davies; it’s down-to-Earth, makes no promises it can’t keep, and it addresses issues that are affecting us all – now. He rejects ‘no deal’ Brexit and backs a final say referendum, in which he will be campaigning in support of remaining in the EU. He supports Welsh Labour’s commitment to achieve a carbon-neutral public sector by 2030, and a shift away from fossil fuels across…

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Jane Dodds: Another spamming leaflet – another pack of lies. Who’d vote Lib Dem now?

The latest stunt from attention-seeking Liberal Democrat spammer Jane Dodds is – surprise, surprise – yet another leaflet to clog up letterboxes in Brecon and Radnorshire, this time masquerading as a newspaper. This is a common tactic by political parties in the run-up to an election; as long as they make it clear that it is an election communication on behalf of their organisation, it is permitted and perusal of the (very) small print on the front page does indicate this, if you get your magnifying glass out. The propaganda…

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