General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challenge-Put An End To Corrupt Conservative Party Vote Rigging In Cornwall

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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by beniastrolab » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:12 am

someone may want to ask Lavery how he managed to choose the director ofGreen Cornwall. Handy that he's a relative...


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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by TeamKernow » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:04 am

BBC Radio 'Cornwall' 'Political' 'Editor' Graham Smith

:idea: Still Struggling :idea: To :idea: Land The Big One :idea:



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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by TeamKernow » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:42 pm

Well, if :idea: Mish Bond can rummage up a fine pearl by 'chance' :idea: :
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Perhaps Pearl Fisher Smith can help reveal Cornwall's Democratic Pearls Of Great Price
with yet more purposeful and deeper digging, diving and delving...


To what extent do the numbers of non-resident electoral register entries
affect Cornwall & Scilly Parliamentary constituency population and boundary calculations?


:idea: We should know :idea:
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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by TeamKernow » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:37 am

:idea: Sleepy Smith Struggling To Keep Up With Leisurely Lavery :idea: :
"Remember that Cornwall Council Electoral Review Panel meeting on 2nd July? The one which instructed officials to write to Nick Clegg about the issues surrounding second home owners and the influence they might wield in Cornwall's elections?

As I've previously blogged, no letter has yet been sent. The official in charge of writing it, Richard Williams, has just told councillors that it was felt "inappropriate" to trouble the deputy Prime Minister during Parliament's summer recess. (Can anyone suggest why this was inappropriate?)

Richard said the letter has at least now been drafted and will be posted in the next few weeks.

Meanwhile, North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson is still trying to organise a meeting with the minister responsible for second-home-owner voters, Mark Harper.

Acting council leader Jim Currie offered the thought that a reconcilliation between the electoral register, and the separate register of those entitled to second home council tax discount, could lead to a reduction in the number of people in Cornwall who are entitled to vote. This, he said, could make it difficult for Cornwall to justify having six MPs.

It's not clear if this was meant to encourage or discourage the pursuit of Cornwall's second-home-owner voters. But at the current rate of progress it looks as if we'll have time for plenty more elections without anything having changed."

You won't be fishing out the most precious pearls at this rate, Mr Smith. Perhaps your heart's not in it ?



Somnabulent Smith - Dilettante BBC 'Journalist' ? Trop fatigué pour de plongée pour les perles les plus précieuses?
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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by TeamKernow » Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:48 pm

BBC Radio 'Cornwall' 'Political' 'Investigative' 'Journalist' Graham Smith...

:idea: Playing The Fish :idea:

Or

:idea: Just Playing With His Worm :idea: ?



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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by Stephen Richardson » Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:54 pm

Apparently Kevin Lavery exceeds standards in 5 out of 7 categories of performance measurement and meets the standards in the other two. Mind you this is a self-assessment exercise so it's quite surprising that the results are so 'poor'.
When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.

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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by Marhak » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:15 pm

SELF assessment! Of what worth is that. Hold on - I'm a brilliant brain-surgeon, my IT skills are unmatched, I'm a marvellous financier, and a bloody good bloke to boot (or even just to pat on the head). I know that's bullsh*t, and so do all of you, but if my self-assessment can be questioned - than why can't Lavery's?! Has the world gone completely bloody mad? Who the hell proposed and accepted "self-assessment"?

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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by TeamKernow » Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:48 pm

:idea: Kevin Lavery Rises To 'The Kevin Lavery Challenge': :idea: :

Monday, December 06, 2010, 09:59

"Double-voting' by second home owners casts doubt on General Election"

"Doubts have been cast over the General Election results in Cornwall after fears that some second home owners could have registered to vote twice.

Council leaders have written to the Government asking for clarification over "confusing" laws concerning registering second home owners amid fears the results in some parliamentary seats might have been skewed by voters who own second properties in the
Duchy.

Kevin Lavery, chief executive at Cornwall Council, tells Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the letter: "The current legal provisions relating to voter registration and second homes are confusing for those that are responsible for overseeing electoral registration, those responsible for implementing it and, most importantly, the electorate.

"As Electoral Registration Officer for Cornwall I am looking for absolute certainty in this matter."

Concerns were initially raised by councillors in the summer following the parliamentary election. It was suggested the results in some parliamentary seats may have been affected by second home voters.

Since then Richard Williams, the council's monitoring officer and head of the electoral service, has been carrying out research with the help of the Electoral Commission.

Names on the electoral register were compared with those on the council tax register who claim second homes discount, to see if there were any discrepancies. Councillors hope Cornwall's practice could be adopted by other authorities and could influence laws on the eligibility to vote. In his letter to Mr Clegg Mr Lavery said some people could have been registered to vote who were not entitled to and others might have been denied the right to vote.

One solution comes from Professor Robert Blackburn, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of London. He suggests anyone living at two locations should be required to nominate a "main residence" for voting purposes.

Mr Lavery added: "Professor Blackburn's solution would appear to be a sensible basis for that change."

Perhaps a full, frank, transparent, honest and published analysis of the Camborne & Redruth result at the very least is now in order and will be forthcoming:

George Eustice – False Mandate?

HERE are the Camborne & Redruth Constituency General Election 2010 Results:


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The vote difference between Julia Goldsworthy and George Eustice was 66.

In 2009 this is what Conservative MP Anthony 'Balmoral' Steen – following a well honed Tory tradition - wrote about securing votes from second 'home' owners in order to gerrymander electoral outcomes over in England:

"LETS GET 2nd HOME OWNERS ON SIDE

…My first step was to write a letter to second home owners in Salcombe asking them to consider registering to vote here and suggesting they might like to get more involved in the life and development of their own(sic) community."

Is it credible to believe that George Eustice, ex-UKIP and a former 2005-2007 David Cameron spin doctor and former Portland Communications PR company Associate Director, highly attuned to the most efficacious ways of deploying knowledge of the Conservative Party member database to his political advantage did not exploit die-hard Tory party member loyalties to manipulate the vote in the Camborne & Redruth Constituency by emulating the Steen method whether verbally, by letter, e-mail or otherwise?

Anyone keen to get to the bottom of the true character of the Camborne & Redruth Constituency electoral result and whether it was entirely valid and legitimate may wish to write to Kevin Lavery, Cornwall's Electoral Returns Officer asking questions along the lines of these:

1. How many votes were cast in the Camborne & Redruth Constituency by 90% Council Tax second 'home' owners whose 100% Council Tax primary residence is not in Cornwall?

2. How many of those voters qualified to vote in the Camborne & Redruth Constituency under the Electoral Commission 'same amount of time in each' residency rule?

3. How many of those voters also voted in the constituency where their 100% Council Tax primary residence is situated. (it is illegal to vote twice in UK General Elections).

Kevin Lavery, Cornwall Council CEO and Electoral Returns Officer:  klavery@cornwall.gov.uk
 
Note. Number of non-resident 'owned' houses in Camborne & Redruth CONstituency - circa 1,200.
For statistical purposes the usual number of eligible to vote adults estimated to be attached to each house is 1.8.
1.8 x 1,200 = 2,160 potential voters.
The actual figure applicable to these 90%ers will, of course, become clearer in due course when Kevin Lavery, Chief Electoral Registration Officer and Chief Election Returning Officer for Cornwall & Scilly, thanks to Deputy Prime Minister Clegg, has the tools to scrutinise and sign off (or disqualify) the 2010 General Election results properly.


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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by Marhak » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:28 pm

This needs to be independently investigated. Perhaps a European (Irish?) investigator. Certainly NOT an English one.

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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by TeamKernow » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:10 am

BBC Radio Cornwall 'investigative' 'political' 'reporter' Graham Smith playing
the BIG FISH that happened on his hook like a novice:


:idea: Snoozing On The Job :idea:

:idea: Needing Help! :idea:

Inadequate tackle?

BIG FISHING motivational video:

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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by TeamKernow » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:25 pm

:idea: The Nick Clegg Challenge! :idea:

'Cornwall Council is calling on the Government to clarify the “confusing” law relating to the registration of voters who own a second home in Cornwall.

Chief Executive Kevin Lavery has written to the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to express the concern of Members of Cornwall Council over the current legislation which enables people to register and potentially vote in two different areas.

Concerns were initially raised by a number of Members in the Summer following the parliamentary election with suggestions that the results of some parliamentary seats might have been swayed by second home voters. Since that time Richard Williams, the Council’s Monitoring Officer and Head of the Council’s electoral service, has been carrying out research into the scale of the problem in Cornwall.

Cornwall’s electoral service contacted the Electoral Commission, an independent body set up by the UK Parliament to help ensure integrity and public confidence in the democratic process, regarding the issue with second homes, which affects more areas than Cornwall alone. Working with the Electoral Commission, Cornwall incorporated a range of activities into this year’s annual canvass. These include sending out written advice on the legislation relating to second home voter registration based on the Electoral Commission’s guidance to all householders in Cornwall as part of this year’s annual canvass process and comparing the names on the electoral register with those on the council tax register who claim second homes discount to see if there were any discrepancies.

The Council’s research identified that there was significant confusion about the issue of second home registration among people in Cornwall which has led to a number of disputes with second home owners.

The experiences from this year’s annual canvass have been presented to the Electoral Commission with a view that Cornwall’s practices could be adopted by other authorities. It is hoped that Cornwall Council’s experience regarding second homes will now be used by the Electoral Commission to influence current reviews of legislation regarding the eligibility to vote.

Emphasising in his letter to Mr Clegg that this is an important and urgent issue in Cornwall, Mr Lavery says that this lack of clarity means that there may be some persons registered to vote who are not entitled to and others who have been denied the fundamental right to vote because they have not been registered when they should have been.

The Council’s letter is accompanied by a comprehensive briefing note on the issue which also suggests a possible solution to the problem. Based on a proposal from election law expert Professor Robert Blackburn, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of London, this proposes that anyone living at two locations or who owns properties in different constituencies should be required to nominate a “main residence” for voting purposes. The law could then be amended so that electors could only vote in the area of their main residence.

“The current legal provisions relating to voter registration and second homes are confusing for those that are responsible for overseeing electoral registration, those responsible for implementing it and, most importantly, the electorate”. said Mr Lavery. “As Electoral Registration Officer for Cornwall I am looking for absolute certainty in this matter”.

“It should be possible to amend the law to introduce greater clarity and certainty and Professor Blackburn’s solution would appear to be a sensible basis for that change”

Story posted 4 December 2010 '

Anyone seeking news of Mr Clegg's response may wish to ask Mr Lavery via klavery@cornwall.gov.uk

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Re: General Election Cornwall 2010–The Kevin Lavery Challeng

Post by Marhak » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:47 pm

Why does it take a professor to come up with that solution? Most of us suggested that!

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