Tag: Elections

Like a Blanket of Snow – Why UKIP did so Poorly

Given the kind of headlines we’ve had over the past 48 hours, I wanted to explore why it was so hard to predict how many seats UKIP would have picked up on Thursday. If you look down my blog, you’ll

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Certain Voting Systems are not “Morally Superior”

They are just different. I cannot believe the statement issued yesterday by ten bishops on the AV vote in May (or at least, the proposed AV vote, because it’s still not 100% certain it’s going to happen given the filibustering

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General Synod Elections – Transfer Analysis Bath and Wells

This is an example of STV transfer analysis, undertaken on the Election for Laity members in Bath and Wells. Given that Bath and Wells published online their candidate’s election addresses, it has been possible to survey them and make assessments

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Through a Glass Darkly

I thought it would be interesting (with my psephological hat on) to have a look at the full returns from the recent General Synod elections, to see whether I could pick up any interesting insights on the voting patterns. The

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What the Votes Mean

Simply put, Synod has agreed to let the drafting group move forward with shaping the legislation, subject to amendments and comment being suggested by Synod members. It will then come back to Synod, where a more substantial debate can then

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Some more thoughts on progressing from NEAC

Chris Sugden of Anglican Mainstream has written a useful reply in this week’s CEN to Stephen Kuhrt’s piece last week about whether the CEEC is now just a conservative evangelical navel-gazing body (or words to that effect). Chris writes: Stephen

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