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Friday, February 29, 2008

NEC nominations

Hackney North CLP had its AGM last night and as usual in recent years there was a very tightly fought vote for the 6 nominations for the Labour Party NEC, resulting in a 3-3 draw between right and left. The split in the left between the official Grassroots Alliance slate and the Labour Representation Committee's Jon Wiseman was played out locally.

First round results were:

Ann Black (Grassroots Alliance) - 24
Sonika Nirwal (Labour First) - 20
Ellie Reeves (LF) - 17
Christine Shawcroft (GA) - 17
Azhar Ali (LF) - 16
Peter Kenyon (GA) - 16

Deborah Gardiner (LF) - 15
Mohammed Azam (GA) - 15
Peter Wheeler (LF) - 12
Fran Griffiths (GA) -12
Peter Willsman (GA) - 9
Jon Wiseman (LRC) - 5

14 Comments:

Blogger Jackson Jeffrey Jackson said...

This can't be right. An AGM report without spurious allegations of AWL membership...

A score draw again, would you say, Luke? Maybe you slightly edged the NEC nominations given that both sides supported Ann Black but I was pleased Teresa Pearce got an NCC nomination.

2:11 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Anonymous Andrea said...

Last time Hackney North nominated
Ali, Reeves, Azam, Jackson, Shawcfoft, Black.

Last time it was 3 GA, 2 LF and 1 Indy.
The top 6 in first round were the ones getting it in the end, right? If so Black, Ali, Reeves and Shawcroft confirmed their nominations from Hackney North. Azam fell short to get it this time with Kenyon getting it for GA.

2:52 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Blogger Chris Paul said...

What no exhaustive STV? Just FPTP? Man Wit nominated four GAs and two LFs.

3:02 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

We voted almost unanimously to suspend standing orders after the first round and accept the top 6 on basis that the eliminating ballot would have taken a further 4 rounds, lastest an hour and most likely produce the same result.

4:35 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Anonymous tim f said...

Jon Wiseman may be a member of the LRC, he's not standing as an official LRC candidate, is he? As an independent, I thought. Obviously there are people on the GRA slate who are members of the LRC too.

4:44 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Blogger susan press said...

I make it one from the left and two from the centre.
Mohamed, Fran and John W are the "left" candidates.

4:46 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Surely Christine is left too Susan? And I'd say Ann and Peter too, but not sure you'd agree!
JB

7:49 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Blogger Doctor Dunc said...

Last time I checked Christine Shawcroft was Vice-Chair of the LRC!

8:01 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Blogger susan press said...

Of course, I meant that Christine is a "left" candidate . Ann and Peter are far more centre than left.

9:15 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Anonymous Rich said...

Does it really matter? I'm reading the front page of the independent and it looks like Labour are getting the blame for destroying our education. Just when you thought the bad news could not get any worse...here comes another blow. You're doomed I tell thee.

9:25 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Blogger Wiseman for NEC said...

I think there is support for all candidates in seats. I have a couple of nominations so far and I hope for a couple more. The interestinf thing for me was no Peter nomination and I know he is the hardest worker on the other slate

John

10:12 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Blogger Wiseman for NEC said...

Thanks to Patrick Vernon for his support

10:13 pm, February 29, 2008

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see on Labour Home that Wiseman has withdrawn, but all is not lost because our hero has extracted some important concessions from Tony Dubbins. According to Wiseman, Dubbins has promised that he will support his friend and colleague Mike Griffiths to be next General Secretary of the Party. I can't imagine that Dubbins would have backed a close colleage had our hero Wiseman not made his critical intervention. Well done Wiseman!

10:06 pm, March 02, 2008

 
Blogger Chris Paul said...

Wiseman got a nom in my CLP but was pulled to avoid a contest as he had not sent any request or papers apparently and without him we had six. Azam, the three GLA women, Ellie and Peter Wheeler.

3:30 pm, March 03, 2008

 

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