That Mark Prisk will win is a foregone conclusion, but there must be something to get excited about, so who will come second this time and by how many?
In 2010 it was Andrew Lewin for the Lib Dems who I remember was an excellent candidate. Over the past 25 years a Lib Dem candidate has been runner up twice and a Labour one three times. In 1997 the Labour candidate got to within a mouthwatering 7,000 votes of Bowen Wells.
With the Lib Dems still being loathed across the country (especially by students), my money (if I had any) would have been on Katherine Chibah to take the coveted silver medal with around 25%-30% of the vote.
Although it'll be interesting to see how the Kipper and Green candidates get on, I don't think the much vaunted 'end of three party politics' has arrived in East Hertfordshire quite yet.
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I'm surprised that four people think ukip will be runners up, if that were the case and assuming that most kippers are disillusioned Tories,then presumably they will take a massive chunk out of Prisk's majority and we may even be in for a major upset!
Can honestly say that I have no clue who to vote for and to my mind this time round there has never been a stronger need for a "none of the above" option on the ballot paper. Seriously considering spoiling my paper.
My grandfather once said to me at least 40 years ago "it dunt matter who tha votes for lad, they're all pissin' int same pot".