I apologise for not being able to answer every comment made at the moment. Once again the site is playing up.
I've been trying to find out what is wrong with it, and I thought that it might be the poll, so I removed it. It appears NOT to be the problem, but I can't put the poll back...
Sooooooo.... I'd like to say sorry to you all for that.
The votes we had (23) in the short space of time that it was up (it had another 6 days to run), put er, what's his name again... you know, bloke, Labour, dark hair, not Ed Millimetre... och, it'll come to me, but whatever he's called, he's way out in front with 16 votes; Tom the Cabin Boy was second, but a very distant second, with just 4 votes and the lovely Johann just made the top three with 3 hard won votes. Ah well, you can't win them all Johann. But there's be another chance to go for it soon, I'm sure.
Still, it's all just a bit of fun and I'd venture to suggest that anyone who was voting here was unlikely to have a vote in the real election... so maybe the lamentable one hasn't given up hope yet.
Thanks again for taking part...
I'll get the technical department to look at the commenting problem, and hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly... In the meantime you can enjoy the pic the Deputy Leader.