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.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Walthamstow shortlist

Walthamstow CLP shortlisted for its parliamentary selection last night.

Nadia Sharif withdrew from the contest, and sadly because of ill health so did Laura Bruni.

The GC therefore shortlisted all seven remaining candidates for the final hustings on 4 Nov:

Hina Ansari
Farmida Bi
Stella Creasy
Dora Dixon-Fyle
Jan Etienne
Melanie Johnson
Marie Pye

It's looking a bit unpredictable for the final vote but my sources in the audience say Stella and Farmida made the best speeches.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Stella wins.

2:21 pm, October 20, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Farmida Bi is the best candidate by far - she's not a professional politician but has excellent experience. That's my fivepence

11:15 pm, October 21, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Dr Ansari wins - judging by her comprehension of issues and intellect, coupled with 17 odd years serving the public as a GP, she has the right mix.

About time an articulate BAME candidate is given an opportunity!

5:27 pm, October 25, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marie Pye gave the best speech by far, say my sources who were genuinely being objective.

I hope Walthamstow will go for such New Lab rightwingers as Dr Creasy or the amazing (come from nowhere) Dr Ansari.

3:19 pm, October 30, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

People I've spoken to in the Stow say members are moving away from the saccharine charms of Stella, and towards Marie Pye as she is seen as trustworthy and serious. Most people don't want smiley lobby fodder as their representative in Westminster - they want someone solid, trustworthy and genuine. She's a very nice woman too by all accounts.

4:27 pm, October 30, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hina Ansari? Left one minute, right the next depending on who she is talking to. No track record in the party at all, her membership having been renewed only in the last few months. And she is not a GP - she works for Ikea! I wonder why she no longer practises...

4:28 pm, October 30, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear mr anonumous i see at 4.27 when you fineshed bashing Stella and telling the world that her supporters were moving to Marie Pye. Well done for posting another comment one minute later slating Hina, very intelligent of you. just make sure next to you leave atleast an hour or so... it looks better.

8:19 pm, November 01, 2007


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