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

Who are the Brownites backing?

Not all the key Brownites are backing Harman by any means:

John Healey, Stephen Timms, Andrew Smith - backing Benn
Ruth Kelly - backing Blears
Tom Watson, Gavin Strang - backing Cruddas
Douglas Alexander, Nick Brown, Yvette Cooper, Alistair Darling, Nigel Griffiths, Geoff Hoon, Ed Miliband - backing Harman
Ed Balls - backing Johnson

Still to declare: Jack Straw, Ian Austin, Doug Henderson, Dawn Primarolo, Geoffrey Robinson


Anonymous Anonymous said...

When did Ruth Kelly become a Brownite? Not doubting your word, I just obviously missed a memo.

9:23 am, May 16, 2007

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Michael White (Guardian) - "Ruth Kelly, more Brownite than a Blairista"

Reuters - Kelly "could find her star back in the ascendancy under Brown."

She was Nick Brown's PPS and a Treasury minister for 3 years.

I would put her in same category as Douglas Alexander - Brownite but always kept open channels of communication to Blair and been un-sectarian.

9:38 am, May 16, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair enough.

2:11 pm, May 16, 2007


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