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.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Who switched?

The recorded votes of MPs and MEPs are going to make interesting reading.

At close of nominations the MPs and MEPs section was split thus (based on numbers of nominators):

Johnson 7.4%
Harman 6.0%
Hain 4.7%
Cruddas 4.6%
Blears 4.5%
Benn 4.4%
21 MPs and MEPs - 1.9% of the entire electoral college - did not nominate.

After the actual voting this switched to:
Johnson 8.08%
Harman 6.54%
Blears 4.99%
Hain 4.81%
Cruddas 4.63%
Benn 4.26%

Each MPs' vote will have gone up a fraction in value because a handful didn't vote but the numbers suggest Benn's tactical nominators didn't then vote for him and each of Johnson, Blears and Harman picked up some PLP support during the campaign.


Anonymous Andrea said...

Paul Flynn said on his blog that he switched his first preference away from Cruddas during the campaign

Acccording to the Guardian 5 MPs didn't vote (they suggested Brown, Blair, Straw...not sure on the other 2....maybe Khabra)

6:35 pm, June 24, 2007

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Probably Sylvia Heal was the 5th as Dep Speaker - supposed to be non-partisan.

6:58 pm, June 24, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any idea when the recorded votes will be published?

3:12 pm, June 25, 2007


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