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.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Celebrating the Ruddslide

Today started well watching the live coverage of the Australian General Election on the ABC news website and switching on just in time to see them predict Howard had lost Bennelong, with the presenter accidentally saying "the swing to ABC" instead of the "swing to the ALP" because Howard's Labor opponent is an ex-TV journalist.

By happy coincidence we had a Labor-voting Australian staying with us which made watching Kevin Rudd storm to victory even more enjoyable.

Then out into semi-arctic temperatures to organise a team of 20 canvassers, including Diane Abbott MP, in the Springfield Ward by-election - covering off all the uncontacted doors in the whole of the best one of the 4 polling districts, plus a large estate in the next one - we have now pushed our way to well over 1,000 Labour promises, half way to our 2,000 target with almost a month still to go until polling day. Thanks but no thanks to the Hackney Tories for triggering a by-election in this weather!


Anonymous In the news said...

Second Gen Sec to resign without the customary peerage...

8:08 pm, November 26, 2007

Blogger Ravi Gopaul said...

Luke, what do you think of Rudd as a Labor leader?

11:19 am, November 27, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's democracy.

A bye-election in any weather. Nice to see Diane Abbott out and about in my estate. Only other time I see her is on tv.

11:39 am, November 27, 2007

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