On Fri, 2 May 1997 21:33:29 -0400 Stephanie Steely <[log in to unmask]>
>I've come up with a few more questions as I mull over the BBC
>broadcast of last evening.
> 1) At one point they mentioned a candidate named Sebastian Coe
>who, I think, lost his seat in Parliament. Is that Sebastian Coe the
> 2) The commentators mentioned strategic voting where Labour
>supported the Liberal Democrats in districts where they knew the
>candidate could not win and the other way round. Is this commonly
>or was this strategy new in this election? Is this official party
>strategy or do local voters just take the initiative on their own?
> 3) Can anyone run in an election? I saw candidates from the
>Transvestites Party (I loved the frock -- the guy looked like a potted
>plant!), Bob Smith's Party, the Silly in Favor of Nothing Party, etc.
>These are surely not legimately constituted parties.
I don't know about the Silly in Favor of Nothing Party, but the Monster
Raving Looney Party is a legitimately constituted party, to the best of