On top of the denial of votes debacle which occurred across Sheffield on May 6, I would like to put the following discrepancy before your readers.
Based on the declared votes, using the figures in The Star for the 28 Wards in Sheffield, and the figures in The Independent for the five constituencies of Sheffield:
The declared Sheffield Ward Totals: Arbourthorne 6885; Beauchief & Greenhill 8285; Beighton 8257; Birley 8421; Broomhill 8014; Burngreave 8448; Central 8639; Crookes 10009; Darnall 8383; Dore & Totley 10303; East Ecclesfield 8238; Ecclesall Ward 10879; Firth Park 6907; Fulwood 9546; Gleadless Valley 8362; Graves Park 9320; Hillsborough 9016; Manor Castle 6086; Mosborough 8695; Nether Edge 9629; Richmond 7363; Shiregreen & Brightside 7273; Southey 6964; Stannington 9855; Stocksbridge and Upper Don 9745; Walkley 9176; West Ecclesfield Ward 9299; Woodhouse 7724.
Making a grand total of: 232,836 declared Ward votes.
The declared constituency vote totals: Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough 38914; Sheffield Central 41468; Sheffield Hallam 51135; Sheffield Heeley 40871; Sheffield South East 41408.
Making a grand total of: 213,796 declared votes.
There is a disparity of 19,040 (8.177%) between the two totals.
So if we spread those 19,040 evenly across the five constituencies, that's an average of 3,808 votes per constituency.
Yet voters were issued BOTH ballot papers together when they went to vote.
Are we expected to assume that, on average 3808 voters per constituency:
(i) did not use their national ballot paper
(ii) had their votes disqualified
(ii) ate their ballot paper?
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