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, July 17, 2007


Back to Southall tonight (or more correctly to Elthorne Ward - Hanwell - the mainly white non-Labour end of the constituency) with a team of Hackney councillors.

Unlike the Southall end of the seat, virtually no posters up, and impossible to call based on the canvass returns (I was holding the canvass board so saw all the data).

This one is going down to the wire.

I'll be back there at 6am on Thursday.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This one is going down to the wire"

recount territory?

11:17 pm, July 17, 2007

Anonymous observer's friend said...

It's a shame Hackney's Labour councillors couldn't find something more useful to do ... like sort out the mess in our own backyard! Whenever did I see a Labour councillor knocking on my door (in Hackney) to find out what my concerns are?

Errrr, never!

2:28 am, July 18, 2007

Anonymous observer's fiend said...

Of course, if I actually had any bottle I'd stand for Hackney Council myself and do something about it, instead of just carping from the sidelines!

But that would involve me revealing my name, wouldn't it?

9:35 am, July 18, 2007

Blogger Keir Hardly said...

Mr Hardly wishes his beloved party all the best tonight and will send his love via the fellow welsh comrades who will be visiting the constituency this evening.


1:53 pm, July 18, 2007

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Observer's friend - we knocked on pretty much every door in the borough at least once between Sept 2005 and May 2006. Maybe you weren't in. We spoke to up to 70% of the electorate in some wards. We are currently going back round again at weekends. We also distributed a survey to every household in Hackney in the run-up to the 2006 elections which over 2000 residents replied to setting out their concerns. All Labour Councillors also hold regular ward surgeries and are contactable by email and post at the Town Hall.

2:14 pm, July 18, 2007


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