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Offline thenorthumbrian

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The North-South political divide.
« on: May 05, 2007, 09:36 »
There is no doubt that the local election results have shown beyond any doubt that there is a sharp north ? south political divide.
The Tories are strong in the south but in the north they are remain a minority party.
And here in the North East they have stopped being despised as they were in the past and have almost become an irrelevance.
The Tories do not run a single major council in the North East
In fact the Tories still have no councillors at all on Newcastle, Gateshead and Durham councils.
And in Tony Blair?s own constituency the Tory candidate failed to get even a singe vote, to get no votes at all must be some kind of record.
The political fight in this region is between Labour and the Liberal Democrats
Thankfully the extremist BNP failed to have a single councillor elected in the region.
If the Tories were to win a general election in the future it would mean the people of the North East would be governed by a southern dominated party that we don?t vote for.


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Re: The North-South political divide.
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007, 09:42 »
Bloody hell!...I actually agree with you!!! :?

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Re: The North-South political divide.
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2007, 22:30 »

The Tories are strong in the south but in the north they are remain a minority party.



And all of that in spite of press reports that the rich have got richer, and the poor poorer since Labour came to power.

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