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, March 28, 2008


Nominations have closed for the London Mayor and Assembly elections.

A full list of candidates is here:


Of the minor parties:

The Greens are running in every seat

Left List (i.e. the SWP bit of Respect) are running in 12 of 13 constituencies, the exception being North East where I live which is odd given their activist base here.

Respect (Galloway) is only running in City & East (and for the London-wide list)

Socialist Alternative (AKA Militant) is running in Greenwich & Lewisham

The Socialist Party (I think this is SPGB) are standing in Lambeth & Southwark

BNP are also only standing in City & East (and for the list)

NF are standing in Bexley & Bromley, City & East, Ealing & Hillingdon, Greenwich & Lewisham, South West

UKIP are standing in every seat

Veritas are standing in Barnet & Camden

English Democrats are standing in every seat

Christian Peoples Alliance are standing in Barnet & Camden, Bexley & Bromley, City & East, Croydon & Sutton, Enfield & Haringey, Greenwich & Lewisham, Havering & Redbridge, Lambeth & Southwark, Merton & Wandsworth, South West

Christian Party is standing in Brent & Harrow, Ealing & Hillingdon, North East

The two Christian Parties seem to have some joint candidates and a joint list for the list section (ideologically the Christian Party is more fundamentalist whilst CPA says it aims to be a European style Christian Democrat party).

One London (the ex-UKIP, ex-Veritas GLA members) and Unity for Peace & Socialism (which I think is the orthodox Communist CPB) are running for the list but not the constituencies.


Blogger David Boothroyd said...

Shirley Houghton had been selected as Conservative candidate in Lambeth and Southwark, but does not appear on the list of nominated candidates. I do not know whether this is a mistake by London Elects, or a failure (deliberate or otherwise) to be nominated by the Conservatives in Lambeth and Southwark.

8:37 pm, March 28, 2008

Anonymous J said...

This is hilarious!!!!! All those party spin offs. I can't stop laughing....:-)

8:39 pm, March 28, 2008

Blogger E10 Rifle said...

The Socialist Party standing in Lambeth & Southwark are ex-Millies too, I'd imagine.

Anyway, onward and upward and here's to seeing off Boris the faux-buffoonish Tory reactionary.

12:30 am, March 29, 2008

Blogger Darren said...

"The Socialist Party (I think this is SPGB) are standing in Lambeth & Southwark"

I understand that it is an SPGB candidate - probably Danny Lambert.


1:36 am, March 29, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

DB - London Elects has updated with Shirley Houghton on there.

10:29 am, March 29, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm voting English Democrats

8:03 am, March 31, 2008


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