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    When we have elections they are always in spring summer time.Can anyone ever recall an election 2 weeks before christmas

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    Quote Originally Posted by amethyst View Post
    When we have elections they are always in spring summer time.Can anyone ever recall an election 2 weeks before christmas
    This is the first one outside the spring in my lifetime.

    According to the BBC the last one in December was in 1923.
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    it's because the country's on its ars
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

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    This year, (as well as other things happening), I haven't been able to concentrate on Christmas properly because my mind has been focused on the General Election, and I think that this has also been the case for others as well.

    I shall be voting on Thursday - sadly, the same day marks 20 years since my mother passed away, but life goes on as they say. It seems a bit strange in my flat to see my Poll Card blu-tacked on my noticeboard next to Christmas cards! - I shall take a brisk walk down to my local Polling Station on Thursday (I started a thread on such places earlier on this year), and put my cross on the ballot paper.

    For the first time I will be voting Liberal Democrat in the General Election - I wiped my hands of the Conservatives when Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in July as I wanted Jeremy Hunt to get the job - (I dreaded the moment when that would happen), and also for the suspension of Parliament in September. I voted Remain in the 2016 Referendum and my views have not changed, hence the support for the Lib Dems - it isn't even clear what Labour's stance is on the withdrawal - Labour getting in would probably just as much mean Brexit in January next year as the Conservatives and Brexit Party would.

    Johnson and Corbyn do not feel to me like decent Prime Minister material - Jo Swinson seems like a breath of fresh air in comparison, and feels to me like she would break the deadlock in the two party dominated politics dominated by Labour and Conservatives. Also, Swinson was both the first MP and first party leader to be younger than myself - fair enough, she has a remote chance of getting to the top and setting foot into Downing Street, but she is the person who I think should take us into the 2020s.

    It will be such a novelty thing to have at this time of year.
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    This is the first one outside the spring in my lifetime.

    According to the BBC the last one in December was in 1923.
    Thursday 6th December 1923 to be precise - Stanley Baldwin was the incumbent Prime Minister for the Conservatives; Ramsay MacDonald was the Labour opposition leader; and HH Asquith was the Liberal Party leader.
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    The problem having an election this time of year it gets dark around 4pm I will be voting in the morning.Wouldnt fancy walking in the dark,when we had May/June elections I would vote in the evening.

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    Did anyone watch question time from York last night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amethyst View Post
    The problem having an election this time of year it gets dark around 4pm I will be voting in the morning.Wouldnt fancy walking in the dark,when we had May/June elections I would vote in the evening.
    It will be strange that it will still be dark outside when the Polling Stations open at 7.00 am.

    If I was Prime Minister calling an election, I would choose the Thursday which is the closest one to the longest day of the year for a General Election so that the longer daylight hours and better weather would benefit the increase of the turnout - the 1970 election was held on that equivalent date and the 2016 Referendum was as well.
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    Boris bulldozing in Staffordshire yesterday.Delivering milk in Pudsey West Yorks this morning then he hid in the fridge lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by amethyst View Post
    The problem having an election this time of year it gets dark around 4pm Wouldnt fancy walking in the dark.
    Yeah, you might bump into Boris or Nigel! :-0
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