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Wednesday, 17 June 2009

EU Elections

I casted my vote last June 4 for the UK representation to the European Union. It was a beautiful day. Before I went for my duty in Handsworth's Mayhfield School, I casted my vote of which the polling station is just across the road next to the church. It was only myself at that time. Elections here is very quiete. I mean not the same as in my home country, Philippines that is very tricky and lives will be spent just to grab the power. I voted for the Labour Party because I still believe in Prime Minister Gordon Brown's policies and handling of the government.

But the tragic loss had came to them. Labour has suffered its worst post-war election result after it was beaten into third place by UKIP and saw the BNP gain its first seats at Brussels. Labour's share of the vote at the European elections was just 15.3% - worse than party bosses had feared.

The Tories won with 28.6%, beating Labour in Wales but failing to increase their total share significantly. The results have sent shockwaves through UK politics and led to renewed calls for Gordon Brown to quit as PM.

The BNP gained a seat in Yorkshire and Humberside and in the north west of England, where party leader Nick Griffin was elected - the first time the anti-immigration party has won seats at national elections.

3 comments:

Tey said...

Isn't it nice to be able to practice the right to vote? I vote here in Toronto as well. Thanks for sharing
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Laane said...

Next month I'll be visiting england.
Maybe I'll get the chance to see the changes in Birmingham.

Amy said...

maayo pa ka kay kugihan ni botar. ako wala tawon kay perti ulana jud diri ato pag E. U. election si hubby(tot) ra ni botar:)

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