Jack Lopresti clear winner as Labour push Lib Dems into third

Conservative Jack Lopresti has run out the clear winner in the vote for the Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency. Labour’s candidate Ian Boulton defied the bookies’ odds to clinch second place by a narrow margin over Peter Tyzack of the Liberal Democrats. Full result: Jack Lopresti (Conservative) 19,686 Ian Boulton (Labour) 12,772 Peter Tyzack (Liberal Democrats) 12,197 John Knight (UKIP)

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General Election: high turnout in FABS

The turnout for voting in the Filton and Bradley Stoke Constituency has been provisionally announced as 70.1%. With 69,008 eligible voters, that suggests that over 48,400 votes were cast. We are hearing (unofficially) that Jack Lopresti (Conservative) has already reached 16,000 counted votes with the Lib Dem and Labour candidates having about 9,000 each. Now that Conservative Jack Lopresti has

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Polling stations open for General Election

Bradley Stoke has seven polling stations open today for voting in the 2010 General Election. Voters have a choice of eight candidates vying to be the first Member of Parliament for the newly-created Filton and Bradley Stoke (FABS) constituency. The local polling stations (open until 10pm) are: Brook Way Activity Centre Jubilee Centre, Savages Wood Road Holy Trinity Church, Broad

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General Election battle goes down to the wire

The closely-fought battle for the newly-created constituency of Filton and Bradley Stoke (FABS) has seen Jack Lopresti (Conservative) edge back into a small lead, according to the Electoral Calculus website. The political prediction website had previously given Liberal Democrat candidate Peter Tyzack a tiny 0.15% lead – on the back of the national ‘Clegg Effect’, which peaked after the second

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Election “expert” predicts narrow Liberal Democrat victory in FABS

Local Liberal Democrats have been buoyed by the news that a well-known election prediction website is forecasting a narrow victory for their candidate in the Filton and Bradley Stoke (FABS) constituency. The Electoral Calculus website, which claims to incorporate regional as well as national swings in its modelling, is currently predicting that Peter Tyzack (Liberal Democrat) will take the seat

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Bradley Stoke Election Forum: Have your say

Candidates from the three main political parties attended last night’s Election Forum in Bradley Stoke, an event organised by The Stokes and Patchway Churches. The would-be MPs were asked questions on: the economy, global terrorism, climate change, family breakdown, race & immigration, religious freedom and morality. The event attracted a large audience, despite clashing with the national leaders’ debate taking

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Election candidates officially announced

Voters in the new Filton and Bradley Stoke constituency will have a choice of eight candidates when they go the polls on Thursday 6th May. Previously announced Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Green, UKIP and BNP candidates have now been joined by Ruth Johnson of The Christian Party and ‘Mr Vote Zero-None-Of-The-Above‘ (formerly known as Eric Mutch). The Electoral Register closed

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