Ealing and Northfield National politics

More AV stats – Ealing 28th most Yes voting area

Yesterday Paul Goodman of ConservativeHome picked up my “metropolitan silliness” idea although he used the tag “progressive majority”. I did eventually find a spreadsheet of results thanks to Paul and the Guardian, here.

So the ten Yes voting areas were:

Only 41 voting areas in the whole country scrapped over the 40% mark.

The list is either townie or Celtic or both. Ealing is the 28th most Yes voting area in the country. The Yes-es include 6 London boroughs and the over 40% list includes another 9 so central London was very Yes-ey but London overall is still under 40% after Boris’s doughnut is counted.

3 replies on “More AV stats – Ealing 28th most Yes voting area”

Thank you for the statistical information. As usual it is better than what the Ealing Gazette managed to regurgitate.
Also, Than You for the tidy up in the Maytrees Rest Garden (opposite South Ealing station). I assume it was you who prompted it. It now looks spruce and tidy and there were a couple of families with tddlers playing there today.
It just shows that if you look after somewhere people will use it, that is it has some amenity value.
What do you think are the chances of getting some nice rose bushes put in at the footbridge end of the park where the yuccas/New Zealand flaxes (?) have expired?
Ealing once invested heavily in its horticulture and while rose bushes now are very low cost to purchase they were once a status symbol as they were very expensive. Now the cost is in the maintenance rather than in the plants and rose bushes are more time-consuming to prune and feed than running a chainsaw or hedge trimmer over them as so often happens in many of Ealing’s parks by unskilled labourers who destroy and decimate slow-growing plants like Ruscus in Walpole park that have taken ten, twenty. thrty, forty years to get their unremarkable size before being cut off in their prime.
All these modern landscape designs are all very well, however most of the Maytrees Rest Garden is very dry (barring some drainage issues caused by incompetent incomplete removal of the temporary road that was put in to facilitate the renovation of Grange School a few years ago.
The plants that have survived there like the yew bushes/trees the maytrees and of course the beautful rosebeds that used to fill it are representative of what would grow in it following a century of experience.
So as the yuccas/New Zealand flaxes and the small hedging plants die I would ask for more sensible rose bushes!


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