There was something fishy in today’s Swindon Advertiser online poll on whether people think Swindon Council should give its backing to Lower Shaw Farm. See www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news
At 11am this morning 85% of voters were in favour of support by the council for the farm, 15% against.
At 12.15pm it was 41% in favour and 52% against!
At 3pm was 44.4% for and 55.6%.
Given the massive support there is for Lower Shaw Farm across the town, and the huge coverage given to the plight of the farm by today’s Advertiser, it appeared somebody was trying to rig the outcome by casting multiple votes.
After many phone calls to them, and points made at the online comment board, about whether there were dastedly deeds going on by those technologically in the know, the Advertiser decided to scrap the poll. A good move.