Wirksworth & Masson Branch Discussion: The Referendum, Jeremy Corbyn and the Economy

At a packed and emotional meeting on Monday night, branch members discussed the referendum result, the labour leadership  and what it all means for the Labour party, and also listened to a talk by Roger Green on the economy.

Brief notes from the meeting are here

All three topics are of huge importance to the country and to the Labour party. Comments on any of them are welcome below.

The notes include vote figures for various areas based on sampling by Phil Whitney. According to these, Wirksworth voted to remain in the EU by 54.55% to 45.45%

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commented 2016-06-29 22:10:55 +0100
Thanks, Lucy, although it wasn’t just me doing the sampling. As a team of five local members, we sampled 6,197 ballot papers out of the 46,756 votes that were cast in the District of Derbyshire Dales (Alport, Crich and South West Parish wards were counted with Amber Valley Borough). As any accountant will tell you, a 13.25% sample is far bigger than that required to produce a ‘true and fair’ view in the auditing of limited company accounts. Our overall figures gave a prediction only just over 1% away from the full result for the District, so we can be fairly confident that our figures for Wirksworth are accurate. (Phil Whitney)

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