Gavin Gamble’s e-petition continues to motor along – it passed 44,000 signatures this morning and must, surely, be heading for well above 45,000 signatures by midnight on Monday?
Generally speaking, we know that support for banning driven grouse shooting is greatest from rural constituencies (not townies at all). But all signatures count, and there are some towns and cities that are split into two (or three or even more) constituencies. If one could understand these differences it would tell us something about why we see the patterns nationally that we do. These things interest me…
Maybe they’ll interest you too. And maybe someone will read this blog and come up with completely convincing answers. Here are some examples to get your brains working.
Swansea East 20 : 33 Swansea East
Newport West 41 : 35 Newport East
Dundee West 51 : 70 Dundee East
Reading West 66 : 98 Reading East
Brighton Pavilion 143 : 81 Brighton Kemptown
Aberdeen North 52 : 61 Aberdeen South
Swindon North 62 : 59 Swindon South
Northampton North 51 : 30 Northampton South
Norwich North 76 : 132 Norwich South
Plymouth, Moor View 49 : 81 Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Portsmouth North 56 : 55 Portsmouth South
Bury North 48 : 66 Bury South
Derby North 61 : 47 Derby South
Stockton North 21 : 52 Stockton South
Dudley North 15 : 27 Dudley South
Milton Keynes North 75 : 74 Milton Keynes South
Luton North 31 : 35 Luton South
Please sign Gavin Gamble’s e-petition to ban driven grouse shooting whichever side of town you live.