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Given the uninspiring prospect of the same team winning the local elections in Haringey yet again (even if it's kind of the same team, because they've disappeared the last lot), maybe we should just bring back Hornsey and send Haringey back to oblivion. At least the winning side changes every now and again...
So here's a list of the local election results we could have had (using the present wards of Crouch End, Fortis Green, Harringay, Highgate, Hornsey, Muswell Hill & Stroud Green, and their forebears) -
Year party in control councillors
2014 Lab 13 Lab, 8 LD, 0 Green, 0 Con, 0 Ind, 0 UKIP
2010 Lib Dem 20 LD, 1 Lab, 0 Green, 0 Con, 0 UKIP
2006 Lib Dem 20 LD, 1 Lab, 0 Green, 0 Con
2002 Lib Dem 15 LD, 6 Lab, 0 Green, 0 Con
1998 Lab 17 Lab, 3 LD, 2 Con, 0 Green
1994 Lab 20 Lab, 2 Con, 0 LD, 0 Green
1990 no o/c 11 Con, 11 Lab, 0 Green, 0 LD
1986 Lab 13 Lab, 9 Con, 0 SDP/Lib, 0 Green
1982 Con 13 Con, 9 Lab, 0 SDP/Lib
1978 Con 13 Con, 9 Lab, 0 Lib, 0 NF
1974 Con 15 Con, 8 Lab, 0 Lib, 0 NF, 0 Comm
1971 Con 15 Con, 8 Lab, 0 Lib, 0 Comm, 0 NF
1968 Con 23 Con, 0 Lab, 0 Lib, 0 Comm
1964 Con 15 Con, 8 Lab, 0 Lib, 0 Comm
Political debate is alive and well and living on Facebook.
I posted a note suggesting that it would be a good thing to vote anyone but Labour. In response I got (inter alia) the snippet below. In debating terms, I count that a win. But rather rude to teachers.
Yes, I was considering running as an anti-teacher pro-arse hole candidate. Having read the facebook string I suspect I'd have picked up a few votes.
All trace of the debate has now been removed . Except for my snippet. In obeyance of Godwin's Law I think someone mentioned Auschwitz.
Only a matter of time.
Still, we're now in the happy place where political debates are just endless mud slinging fights about who is antisemitic/racist, only to end up with everyone no-platforming each other.
Is this where I remind everyone that Mosley held a British Union of Fascist rally at Hornsey Town Hall in 1937? Perhaps we could just mount a re-enactment? Everyone seems very keen to refer to the 30s and 40s whenever possible. They could dress up.
And I guess the alternate history 2018 result would be -
2018 Lib Dem 12 LD, 9 Lab, 0 Green, 0 Con
Though the real result reminded me just how much these numbers owe to tactical voting in a Haringey context.