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, May 14, 2007

Regional trends

Interesting data from the lists of MP supporters of those 3 DL candidates who have so far declared their hands.

Assuming that the MPs have some sway organisationally in their own CLPs in terms of mobilising members to vote, this could be significant as Labour membership is not evenly distributed - it is heavily loaded towards two regions, London and the North West:

London: 8 Blears, 6 Harman, 3 Hain
South East: 7 Harman, 4 Hain, 1 Blears
South West: 3 Harman, 2 Hain, 1 Blears
East: 5 Harman, 1 Hain
East Midlands: 3 Blears, 3 Harman, 2 Hain
West Midlands: 4 Blears, 4 Harman, 1 Hain
North West: 12 Blears, 8 Hain, 2 Harman
Yorkshire: 5 Hain, 3 Blears, 2 Harman
North: 8 Blears, 6 Hain, 4 Harman
Wales: 12 Hain, 4 Harman, 1 Blears
Scotland: 6 Blears, 4 Harman, 3 Hain

Unlike Hain and Blears, Harman is not ahead in her home region.


Blogger grimupnorth said...

Wow, Luke, this is really interesting...... not. where is the BIG STORY ??????????

6:54 pm, May 14, 2007

Blogger daggi said...

I'd assume at least 1 Cruddas in London.

8:35 pm, May 14, 2007

Anonymous Andrea said...

"I'd assume at least 1 Cruddas in London"

at least 4...himself, Dobson, Gerrard and Abbott.
I think there're some other undeclared (so far) who are probably supporting him (Corbyn and Cohen, for ex)

9:08 pm, May 14, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

More fascinating coverage from Luke.
The man who excitedly posted on Hutton backing Blears.

2:23 am, May 15, 2007

Anonymous dan said...

You make trainspotting look appealing.

As for your increasingly disturbing obsession with Blears...mate, you need help!

8:52 am, May 15, 2007

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Susan, what big story?

Do you mean the completely irrelevent news of which pygmy candidate from the far left will get to run a micro-campaign against Brown?

9:29 am, May 15, 2007


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