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

You Gov - spot off.

Remember the YouGov poll - http://extras.timesonline.co.uk/labmember.pdf - not very accurate was it?

Members:
Johnson 24% on YouGov, 17% in vote
Benn 24% on YouGov, 22% in vote
Harman 17% on YouGov, 24% in vote
Hain 13% on YouGov, 12% in vote
Cruddas 12% on YouGov, 17% in vote
Blears 9% on YouGov, 9% in vote

Unions:
Johnson 26% on YouGov, 14% in vote
Benn 22% on YouGov, 15% in vote
Harman 16% on YouGov, 13% in vote
Hain 15% on YouGov, 21% in vote
Cruddas 15% on YouGov, 27% in vote
Blears 7% on YouGov, 11% in vote

11 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shneur Odze here. Sorry about the result if you are still in manchester give me a call before you leave on 07896343769. PS please tag my site www.odze.wordpress.com

6:45 pm, June 24, 2007

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Shneur, sorry I'm in Hackney not Manchester today. Luke

6:56 pm, June 24, 2007

 
Anonymous Hovedan said...

well i have to say that as a Harriet supporter - and one who has spent the capmaign rebutting anti harriet stuff on the blogospehere - we are very happy - particularly as we never resorted to personal attacks on other candidates. Harriet set out a clear campaign and one that echoes Gordon's view that we learn from our mistakes. Now the party will unite behind gordon and harriet. Gordon's view that government of all the talents.

7:13 pm, June 24, 2007

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Shneur - just rubbing it in, are you? You're the Salford Tory whose website says: "This Sunday the Labour party (or what’s left of them) will descend on Manchester to try and move on from Blair but more then anything else on the ground for decades to come this with be the most entrenched festering soar [sic!] and most damaging legacy Blair has left us."

You sound like just the sort of person I'd have as a friend. And your spelling is just as bad as mine. Presumably you are Harvey's brother?

7:29 pm, June 24, 2007

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

No - Harvey's son and predecessor as New River Tory cllr.

8:12 pm, June 24, 2007

 
Anonymous hovedan said...

i guess what is particularly gratifying is that harriet got the members' votes - whilst the MPs, unions and affiliates are inportant, ultimately, its about us ordinary members who are vital to the party - and to paraphrase: "its the members who won it"

8:35 pm, June 24, 2007

 
Blogger Kris said...

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9:25 pm, June 24, 2007

 
Anonymous David Aaronovitch is hot said...

thats the schneur that got called up before the standards committee for breaking into offices at the town hall and man nicking postal vote application forms then.

12:41 am, June 25, 2007

 
Blogger Owen said...

Luke - I've left my own thoughts on the deputy leadership shenanigans on my new blog:

http://laboursfightback.blogspot.com/

I've even referenced you...

2:38 am, June 25, 2007

 
Blogger Benjamin said...

The best part was Hazel Blear's desirory vote, worse than I thought it would be, Cruddas' strong showing (coming first in the first preferences, and eventually coming a strong third.)

The icing on the cake was Hazel's public, televised sacking: not a good day in the office for the Blairites.

I Hope Cruddas is rewarded with a decent job - hopefully to do with housing.

3:48 am, June 25, 2007

 
Blogger Chris Paul said...

YouGov polls - all polls - are a snapshot at a moment in time and include only those prepared to express a preference at the moment of polling. In this case things were pretty close and there were a lot of floating voters and wannabe stgrategists out there. Spinning. Probably more fickle in the case of yougov than other regimes as you can choose whether to play or not according to the subject matter.

Will you now abandon giving weight to individual polls that you like a lot?

10:45 am, June 25, 2007

 

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