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.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

You read it here first

On Sunday I wrote this urging Hazel Blears to run for Deputy Leader ... which was picked up by Iain Dale.

Now the Sun says Hazel is the favourite, politicalbetting reports that the odds on her winning have fallen from 50-1 to 7-1 and Alex Hilton's Second Guess site currently has her as most likely to win: http://hamm.co.uk/sgdl/

Rather stupidly I didn't place a bet at 50-1.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hazel for DPM. Cruddas for DL.

5:54 pm, November 02, 2006

Blogger Hughes Views said...

You should never back the candidate you want to win because you thereby risk a double disappointment. I'm thinking of betting on the Tories to win the next election; the horror of DC as PM would then at least be partially offset by some extra cash...

11:56 am, November 03, 2006

Blogger Red Maria said...

You can always tell a politician by what s/he eats.

Who is the Ciabatta chompers candidate? Who wins the viognier vote?

1:22 am, November 04, 2006

Anonymous Dave Hill said...

I'm sure Hazel has many virtues. Unfortunately, these are rarely on display given her long-standing enthusiasm for 'on-message'-speak. I'm sure I'd warm to her if she allowed herself to come across as independent-minded, and more normal human being. Is it a confidence thing?

11:33 pm, November 07, 2006


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