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    Default Joan Burton elected Labour Deputy Leader

    Latest tally counts from the Labour Deputy Leadership contest suggest the vote difference between Joan Burton and Jan O'Sullivan is very close, although Labour insiders belive Burton is pushing ahead.

    Less than 50% of the votes have been counted at this stage, and the press office seems to not trust the counting methods of the tallymen, but from what I hear, they are pretty trustworthy, it's incredibly close at this stage.

    Tallies:

    Joan Burton 52.5%
    Jan O'Sullivan 47.5%

    Update @ 5pm

    Labour have confirmed that Joan Burton has won the Deputy Leadership Contest

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    Good man, Dave. Keep us posted.

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    Just came from the count, and I think Joan will sneak it, but not by much. Very close contest.
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    News I have is that with 60% tally done, joan is 55-45 ahead. Very close and probably too close to call.
    I know the tallymen doing it and I would trust them.

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    Here's hoping the first thing Labour do if Joan B is elected is to send her to elocution lessons as her voice is enough to put anyone to sleep or drive them insane.

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    Oh God. The excitement is just too too much. Joan or Jan?, Joan or Jan? Which will it be. This reminds me of old pathe news reels when entire cities come to a standstill waiting for the stop press or the radio news flash. Chaps standing with pipes firmly clasped between their teeth, pondering what it will mean for the future. For their little girl playing innocently with her dolls under the apple tree. On such hangs the future of mankind.

    Joan or Jan? Joan or Jan? .............

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    earl, have some respect

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Earl of Desmond
    Here's hoping the first thing Labour do if Joan B is elected is to send her to elocution lessons as her voice is enough to put anyone to sleep or drive them insane.
    YAWN... sooooooooo original

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Earl of Desmond
    Here's hoping the first thing Labour do if Joan B is elected is to send her to elocution lessons as her voice is enough to put anyone to sleep or drive them insane.

    If Kitson had had a tape of that voice the provies wouldn't have lasted a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Earl of Desmond
    Here's hoping the first thing Labour do if Joan B is elected is to send her to elocution lessons as her voice is enough to put anyone to sleep or drive them insane.
    You're quickly becoming the new rover or BarryW of this site.

    Personally i'd like to see Joan get it, it was bad for the Labour party not to have a leadership contest. It's something I hope the PDs will have just for the sake of the debate it will inspire.
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