Saturday, November 22, 2014

Election 2014 rankings

This will become more complete when the financial disclosures are made but here are the electoral results.

1 Craig Keating         4885      9.2% (10.3%)     Team Mussatto
1 Linda Buchanan    4646      8.8% (10.7%)      Team Mussatto
1 Don Bell                   4491      8.5%  (11.0%)     Ind
1 Pam Bookham        4392     8.3%   (8.4%)    Morris Nation
1 Rod Clark                 4354     8.2%   (8.8%)    Morris Nation

PLATEAU 1-2              766

2 Holly Back                 3588      6.8%      Team Mussatto
2 Kathy McGrenera       3515     6.6%       Team Mussatto
2 Bill Bell                      3346     6.3%        Morris Nation
2 Amanda Nichol           3316    6.3%        Morris Nation
2 Matt Clark                  3113     5.9%        Team Mussatto
2 Tony Valente              3102     5.9%        Ind
2 Dorothy Bell               2900     5.5%        Morris Nation

PLATEAU 2-3                805

3 Iani Markis                   2095     4.0%                 Team Mussatto
3 Joe Heilman                  2087     3.9% (2.1%)     Ind
3 Via Fearnley                 1805      3.4%                 Ind

PLATEAU 3-4                  1017

4 John Harvey                   788        1.5%   Ind
4 David Janis                     326        0.6%   Ind
4 Ron Sostad                      231        0.4      COPE

One thing is quite clear, two not legally registered slates ran our Council and really there is no point in running (unless you're a former MP) if you're not part of one of them.

If you look at the % of vote change, Don Bell went from 11% to 8.5% but in 2011 he was endorsed by Team Mussatto (but not part of their slate) and endorsed by Voices so he held most of his vote and retained his seat, finishing above the Morris Nation candidates.

It looks like Craig and Linda dropped a little more than a percent from 2011 to 2014 but Team Mussatto ran a six person slate rather than a four person slate so their drop (I think) is due to their drive to take a majority of Council which they did.

Snippets wise, we've probably seen the last of Bill and Dorothy Bell, their public revealing that they were part of the Morris Nation has left a taint on them that they can never (electorally) recover from.

Amanda Nichol still finished in the middle of category 2 as she did last time but as with the Bell couple she now walks in the City with the taint of Kerry Morris on her so she will never be elected no matter how many "inside the bubble" machinations she may perform in the future.

And Joe Heilman dramatically increased his vote share, despite not being a member of either slate (joined by Tony Valente.)  The Federal Liberals used to be a slate a decade ago.  It will be interesting to be see if Don, Tony, Joe and Via who are all Federal Liberals can recombine reform the slate of decade ago before before Voices co-opted them. 

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