Game On

OK. In just under 24 hours’ time it all begins; a night in with Peter Snow, David Dimbleby and plenty of coffee. I can’t find anyone else to stay up all night with, so it looks like I’ll be spending it with you, dear reader.

This ought to be fun; my past two elections have been subject to recollection and nostalgia, but this one will be blogged in real-time, so if I go into sleep-deprived hallucinations, you’ll hear about them first. I’ll be blogging throughout the night, I might take the odd snap or two to add to Flickr for the full visual experience. And you’re welcome to get in touch with me as well, either by email (at the usual address) or MSN (at My email address). Anyone know of an IRC channel anywhere?

Right, a quick bit of geekery rustled up while watching Dr Tatiana. It’s the list of the 30 most marginal Labour seats, along with the expected declaration time (from here) – from these hopefully we can work out whether Tony will have a good night, or have a ‘mare. Enjoy:

Constituency Majority   %   Time
Dumfries & Galloway 141 0.28 0300
Dorset South 153 0.34 0400
Braintree 358 0.71 0330
Monmouth 384 0.86 0200
Lancaster & Wyre 481 0.92 0430
Kettering 665 1.24 0430
Dundee East 496 1.29 0130
Northampton South 885 1.73 0200
Ochil & South Perthshire 821 1.83 0230
Cardiff Central 659 1.89 0200
Ynys Mon 800 2.35 0100
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey 1134 2.65 0230
Welwyn Hatfield 1196 2.79 0130
Shipley 1428 3.10 0130
Clwyd West 1115 3.22 0230
Birmingham Sparkbrook & Small Heath 1240 3.38 0230
Bexleyheath & Crayford 1472 3.65 0300
Milton Keynes North East 1829 3.88 0300
Hornchurch 1482 4.17 0200
Selby 2138 4.25 0300
Hammersmith & Fulham 2015 4.51 0300
Thanet South 1792 4.54 0045
Forest of Dean 2049 4.59 0430
Wellingborough 2355 4.62 0300
Ilford North 2115 5.26 0100
Rugby & Kenilworth 2877 5.35 0400
Gillingham 2272 5.38 0300
Harwich 2596 5.40 0200
Oldham East & Saddleworth 2726 6.00 0100
Enfield North 2291 6.01 0300

One last thing – I’ll be closing the election sweepstake round about 10pm tomorrow night so this is a last call to place your bets, if you haven’t already…

4 thoughts on “Game On

  1. It’s a long way from standing around in a council house in the South of England in the 80s, with my two grandads, both of whom were Labour councillors (and Mayor, don’t you know), watching candidates dash in and out as results were called. Still, by 6am I’m sure I’ll be as coherent and dribbly as they are. BTW, thanks for some superb linkage during a slog of a campaign Chris. Brightens it up no end. Must bed now, see you on the other side.

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