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Friday, June 01, 2007

Deputy Nominations

Final nominations by CLPs:

Hilary Benn - 77
Jon Cruddas - 68
Harriet Harman - 60
Alan Johnson - 44
Hazel Blears - 36
Peter Hain - 23

so everyone except possibly Hain still in play. More than half (321) did not nominate.

Union nominations by size of affiliation:
Amicus 630,100 - Cruddas
UNISON 500,000 - Johnson
GMB 400,000 - no nomination
TGWU 400,000 - Cruddas
USDAW 323,652 - Blears
CWU 210,000 - Johnson
Community 55,246 - no nomination
UCATT 51,000 - Hain
TSSA 27,653 - Hain
ASLEF 15,500 - Hain
MU 10,500 - no nomination
BECTU 7,310 - no nomination
BFAWU 5,100 - Hain
NUM 1,813 - Hain
Unity 1,000 - Benn
NACODS 410 - no nomination

Total support by size of affiliation:
Cruddas - 1,030,100
Johnson - 710,000
Blears - 323, 652
Hain - 101,066
Benn - 1,000
Harman - nil


Anonymous Andrea said...

Putting Benn's nominations in Excell, I count 77.

2:09 pm, June 01, 2007

Blogger Chris Paul said...

Are there any statistics for % of affiliated TU members that are women, versus number taking part in nominations? The issue of course with these nominations - both types - is that they are FPTP and the 2nd and 3rd preferences will be crucial. Jack Dromey spoke for Harman at the Manchester Central Hustings and pointed out her responsibility for equality improvements and in the LP journey from unelectable to now. I'm a littel surprised that Hazey got some and Harrie none. But FPTP is no guide for an exhaustive transferring situation which is to come under OMOV.

2:34 pm, June 01, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh come off it, Blears isn't still in play, she's finished! If it wasn't for the joke that is Hain, she'd be a derisory last!

It's over, Lukeypants!

2:36 pm, June 01, 2007

Blogger Chris Paul said...

Anonymous 2:36pm: you are as deluded as Luke. These nominations have little bearing on what happens next.

Obviously supporters who appear to be doing well will be bigging bits of this up and vice versa.

But now finally the grass roots get to vote. If 5% of LP members took part in nominations where there were any I'd be surprised. And loads of CLPs didn't nominate. The same sort of thing applies to the TUs.

Anyone relying too much on any of this is gaga. The PLP are the only part of the college that has had a high turn out - but even there quite a bit was tactical and actual votes (and MEP, MSP, AM votes) could be quite different.

Perhaps even influenced by live hustings, TV and media management which have followed their nominations.

Hazel is not going to be in my top two btw ... I'm not siding with Luke. That'd be a turn up for the books, though it has happened before.

3:08 pm, June 01, 2007

Anonymous Tim Swift said...

Chris is spot on; these results are not as significant as all that. It's not as if the TU executives have actually consulted their members about who they should vote for!

Does anyone know, will we know how the actual votes within the TU block split between unions, or do we just get totals? It would be interesting to see if there is a corelation between the nominations now and the actual votes of the membership!

3:35 pm, June 01, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there a list of which CLPs nominated who anywhere?

3:48 pm, June 01, 2007

Anonymous Andrea said...

"is there a list of which CLPs nominated who anywhere? "

yes, go on Labour website

click on candidates names and go down after the MPs nominations

4:15 pm, June 01, 2007

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

All nominations are listed on the Party website.

My understanding is that the union vote is counted in agregate i.e. not weighted by size of affiliation, so smaller unions with higher turnouts could end up having more weight than low turnout bif unions.

4:15 pm, June 01, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luke is right about how the vote works.

4:47 pm, June 01, 2007

Blogger grimupnorth said...

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that fact that over half of the CLPs didn't bother to nominate says it all......

6:04 pm, June 01, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the way anonymous party apparatchiks occasionally dip into this blog with points of information!

8:17 pm, June 01, 2007

Blogger Benjamin said...

Hain and Blears are finished. Cruddas is doing well, but I think Johnson will ultimately win unfortunately.

3:00 am, June 02, 2007


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