As one Chinese pro democracy activist said: “the Chinese Communist Party is much more efficient- they count the votes even before the votes are cast so we always know the result without having to have an election.”

The counting of votes in my parliamentary constituency took place in Liverpool’s city centre – in the beautiful St.George’s Hall. This meant that the first boxes to be counted were those from the inner city – where it was always a very close contest between me and the Labour candidate. On more than one occasion … Continue reading As one Chinese pro democracy activist said: “the Chinese Communist Party is much more efficient- they count the votes even before the votes are cast so we always know the result without having to have an election.”