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.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


First day's nominations are up on the party website:

MP Nominations update - 6pm 15 MayCandidates for the leader and deputy leader of the Labour Party have received the following number of nominations as of 6pm 15 May.
Candidates for Leader
Gordon Brown
282 MP nominations
John McDonnell
27 MP nominations

Candidates for Deputy Leader
Hilary Benn
34 MP nominations
Hazel Blears
48 MP nominations
Jon Cruddas
44 MP nominations
Peter Hain
49 MP nominations
Harriet Harman
60 MP nominations
Alan Johnson
64 MP nominations


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jon Cruddas' 45th nomination was a few minutes late and has therefore not been put up by the party. But it is definitely there! Cruddas is a candidate!

6:23 pm, May 15, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got to feel sorry for the McDonnellites and Bennites....

6:28 pm, May 15, 2007

Blogger Will Parbury said...

Good news about cruddas. On to victory.

The hard left has for a generation been completely woeful about getting its candidates selected in winnable seats. Then they wonder why they can only get a small coach load of MP's to nominate their leadership candidate.

Given the lamentable track record of deputies filling the big job there may be a few bruised egos in a few weeks but all is not lost as miliband d is no shoo for the leadership.

6:41 pm, May 15, 2007

Blogger Will Parbury said...

I mean post Brown rather than this time as the guy was to chicken to run.

6:52 pm, May 15, 2007

Blogger John Gray said...

It will be momentous for the Party if the “Left” cannot even get 12.5% of MP's nominations. Blair's real legacy?

9:12 pm, May 15, 2007

Blogger Shamik Das said...

Blair's real legacy?

I'm happy for the total destruction of the hard Laft to be Tony's legacy.


11:19 am, May 16, 2007


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