A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Isn't democracy wonderful?

Back from a week of complete relaxation, including trips to the excellent Sportsman http://www.whitstable-shellfish.co.uk/sportsman_main.htm and http://travel.guardian.co.uk/restaurants/story/0,,1007508,00.html and its sister restaurant the Granville http://observer.guardian.co.uk/magazine/story/0,,1715381,00.html both of which are worth a trip to Kent in themselves.

Unfortunately back to rain and the infinitely depressing news that at least 14,000 of Labour's grassroots members actually do want to turn us into a joke party again:

Ann Black 19491 ELECTED (GRA)
Christine Shawcroft 17974 ELECTED (GRA)
Pete Willsman 15759 ELECTED (GRA)
Walter Wolfgang 14129 ELECTED (GRA)
Peter Wheeler 13961 ELECTED (LF)
Ellie Reeves 13850 ELECTED (LF)
Mohammed Azam 13435 (GRA)
Lorna Fitzsimons 13093 (LF)
Bill Thomas 12830 (LF)
Gaye Johnston 12498 (GRA)
Helen Jackson 11443 (IND)
Louise Baldock 11118 (IND)
Azhar Ali 10493 (LF)
Philomena Muggins 7982 (LF)
Naz Sarkar 7303 (IND)
Mehboob Khan 5567 (IND)

Ballot papers distributed 178889
Ballot papers received 36316
Spoiled ballot papers 400


Anonymous Andrea said...

In one of your entries about the NEC elections, you argued that Labour First has improved in terms of organization......do you still hold the same view?
With such a low turnout, make sure that your supporters vote is actually more important than usual and being well organized helps IMO. I think GA was better organized than LF.

You also said Wolfgang was not a vote winner as Seddon....you were right, but I think at the time you underestimated the fact that Labour First also lost 2 strong candidates like Ruth Turner and Malik compared to 2004 and people like Philomena Muggins weren't in the same league in terms of being vote winners.

12:52 am, August 19, 2006

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Can't disagree with that.

5:57 pm, August 22, 2006

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