Cambridge before the election:
The Cambridge Evening News decided NOT to publish this result at all.
Breaking News (5 May, 8pm):
Cambridge is a 2 horse race - and the leading horse is GREEN, with Tony Juniper leading the poll: 53.6%!
On request John Deex, Deputy Editor of the Cambridge News, emailed me the following result:
Cambridge Evening News electronic Poll for Cambridge city (between 30th April noon and 4th May afternoon,
question: "With days to the election, who are you going to vote for?"
621 votes were submitted on-line:
I have been watching the online poll result taking shape over the Bank holiday weekend, and the result seemed to be more or less stable: hours before they closed the poll, the result was:
Lib Dems (54.0%), Green (19.9%), Labour (9.1%), Still undecided (7.6%), Conservatives (7.3%), Others (1.2%), UKIP (0.9%).
- Green 333 - 53.6%
- Lib Dems 191 - 30.8%
- Labour 34 - 5.5%
- Still undecided 30 - 4.8%
- Conservatives 26 - 4.2%
- Others 4 - 0.6%
- UKIP 3 - 0.5%
Why did the Cambridge Evening News not publishing their own poll at all? It seems to show how the media manipulate the voters...
This was the final result of the poll you asked about.
The result of the daily poll we run on the home page is published in the following day's paper.
This was a secondary poll purely for the election section and as such the final result was not published in the newspaper.
Hope this helps,
John Deex, Deputy Editor, Cambridge News (01223) 434423
I know, electronic polls are never accurate - and Cambridge people seem to change their minds frequently. Probaly the editors at the Evening News don't like the result, and decided to bin it unpublished.
The Cambridge News asked 248 shoppers in the city of Cambridge instead, and published the following result:
Liberal Democrat Julian Huppert: 31 per cent
Labour’s Daniel Zeichner: 16 per cent
Nick Hillman: 15 per cent
Tony Juniper: 13 per cent
UKIP’s Peter Burkinshaw: 6 per cent
Cambridge Socialists’ Martin Booth: 2 per cent
independent Old Holborn: just under 2 per cent
Here is what I would suggest:
Labour and the Conservatives are far off the lead in Cambridge (with no chance to win at all - sorry!)
If you don't want Labour again, nor the Tories, why not vote for Tony Juniper, Green Party? The Green Party will support the change of the voting system.
Actually: I have a German passport, so I can't vote for Tony! Maybe you could vote on my behalf?
This is a unique opportunity to get a Green MP as a watchdog.
For the local election (Cambridge City Council) you have another vote - please use your vote - and your mind!
Ralph, 5th May 2010
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PS (from 7th May): Green voters are probably on avarage more young and use the Internet much more than many voters of the traditional parties. That's probably why these on-line polls results are so for off the real result.
Cambridge votes Green - and the Cambridge Evening News try to hide it!
The Cambridge Evening News made a poll among their readers (in and around Cambridge), published on Monday 26th April 2010, centre pages 26/27:
"What are your voting intentions?"
web posted 27th April 2010 - updated 4 May
NEW Poll from 4th May! Last tendency (from 4th May 1pm): LibDems 54%, Greens 20%, Labour 9%, Conservatives 7%, Undecided 7%
UKIP 1%, Others 1% !
Final results available from Wednesday 28 Apr. noon on www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Election/ [link to this article was removed after some days]
The result for the Cambridge constituency:
This is an unbelievable landslide success for the Greens! Obviously the Cambridge Evening News does not like this, so they mention these results only in the small print at the end of their 2 page article; The big and bold table of results shows the outcome for the average of all 10 costituencies - so the Cambridge city result is "watered down", and it looks as if the Conservatives are winning:
- Tony Juniper, Green Party: 24.2% (last election: 2.9%)
- Julien Huppert, Liberal Democrats: 23% (last election: 44%)
- Nick Hillman, Conservatives: 20% (last election: 17%)
- Daniel Zeichner, Labour: 10.3% (last election: 34%)
The result for all 10 constituencies around and including Cambridge:
According to this poll, the Green Party has more than tripled their votes and is 3.8% points stronger than the governing Labour Party!
- Conservatives: 29.8%
- Liberal Democrats: 21.3%
- Green Party: 14.9%
- Not sure: 11.7%
- Labour: 11.1%
- UKIP: 4.8%
- Other: 3.2%
- Not voting: 3.2%
The whole article (without photos and table) can be read at http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Election/Poll-results-show-up-key-election-issues.htm
With each election the Green Party seems to increase their votes dramatically (In the last European Election. the Green Party had 18% from Cambridge voters), and this time, with Tony Juniper, they have a strong candidate with expertise and integrity.
I would be proud, if Tony Juniper would reperesent Cambridge at Westminster Parliament.
The Cambridge Green Party (www.cambridgegreens.org.uk) is now using the former Libra Aries Bookshop, 9 The Broadway, Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3AH (phone 213 049) as their campaign office, which is manned from around 8:30am to 6:30ish pm. Why don't you pop round and get a "Vote Tony Juniper / Green Party" poster or board and stick it up where you live? All signs indicate political change; would be nice to see Cambridge covered with green posters!
You can view and hear a 20 minutes Cambridge candidates Election Debate www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Election/
The most recent poll results for Cambridge from Tuesday 4th of May: "Who are you going to vote for?" (by the Cambridge Evening News) will be available from Wednesday noon at www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Election/.
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