Friday, 2 August 2013

Election reflections

It is always interesting how election results are reported and Plaid Cymru’s win in Ynys Mon, with 58% of the vote, is another example of skewed perspectives.

The BBC describes the win of Rhun ap Iorwerth as “emphatic.”

The Western Mail meanwhile stated: “Plaid candidate Rhun ap Iorwerth wins by a landslide in Anglesey by-election … Plaid Cymru have seen off closest rivals with more than three times as many votes as Welsh Labour … Mr ap Iorwerth’s victory was widely expected, but the scale of it is truly astonishing.”

But ... in The Guardian newspaper, the main headline was: “ Anglesey byelection sees Ukip threaten Labour and Tories.”

For the record, Plaid Cymru polled 58%, UKIP polled 14%.

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