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, June 04, 2007

GMB backs Hain

The Deputy Leadership just got even more difficult to call, as Peter Hain, who had been viewed as running at the back of the field, tonight picked up the endorsement of the GMB, one of the largest affiliates, who will now encourage their members to vote for him.


Blogger Owen said...

What are they thinking?

Still, great news about CWU Conference overwhelmingly overturning the Exec's outrageous decision to nominate Johnson, ay Luke?

8:59 am, June 05, 2007

Blogger HenryG said...

Luke do you think the lateness of nominations for Hain (GMB) and Johnson (Unison) will limit their impact, considering ballot papers go out this week?

9:52 am, June 05, 2007

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

GMB website claims they will have an endorsement letter in with the ballot paper.

9:54 am, June 05, 2007

Blogger Benjamin said...

My guess is that many union members will sensibly ignore the endorsement and back Cruddas.

11:29 am, June 05, 2007

Blogger grimupnorth said...

Hain was backed by ASLEF.Also several McDonnell MPs, including one who switched from Cruddas.
My guess is that many union members will follow suit.
Hain is far better known than Cruddas.

11:56 am, June 05, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

so your little ginger ferret is priobably in last place now then? You always know how to back a winner don't you.

12:13 pm, June 05, 2007

Anonymous susan calder valley CLP said...

Why is it that anoyomous posters are always the most bilious?I'm no fan of HB but such horrible personal attacks are pretty uncalled for.

2:47 pm, June 05, 2007


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