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.

Monday, April 28, 2008

More canvassing...

A busy evening. At 8pm we had Part 1 of the Hackney Labour Group AGM where I was re-elected as Chief Whip for the 7th year in a row, uncontested.

For the two hours before that though the entire Group was out knocking on doors on estates in Chatham Ward, which is the ward I represent on the council.

Scores on the doors from 287 electors contacted:

Labour for both Mayor and Assembly: 198
Ken + Green for Assembly: 1
Ken + Respect for Assembly: 1
Ken + Undecided for Assembly: 3
Labour for Assembly, undecided for Mayor: 2

Not Voting: 32
Against Labour: 26
Undecided: 15

Lib Dem: 3
Conservative: 3
Respect (Galloway version): 3


Blogger Justin Hinchcliffe said...

You have to be making this stuff up OR the voters are telling you porkies. I was out in White Hart Lane last night and, from my figures, the two parties were neck and neck. Didn't meet any Liberals (but I never do) but did meet more Green supporters than I had expected.

10:34 am, April 29, 2008

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Not making it up - if you look at the 2004 results in detail:


you will see that my ward was the 26th best of 697 wards in London, 79.9% Ken on second round, whilst White Hart Lane was the 316th best, on "only" 59.45% Ken.

12:03 pm, April 29, 2008

Anonymous tim f said...

Presuming that the Tories have some records at least, and are targeting people, 50/50 in a ward where last time Ken got less than 60% of the vote must be devastating for them.

3:02 pm, April 29, 2008

Blogger Chris Paul said...

Your readers and anyone struggling with the yellow peril in particular may be interested in their recent shenanigans in Liverpool.

4:37 pm, April 29, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's get this right - 45 Labour councillors out for 2 hours and you only spoke to 287 people - that's only just over two an hour. What were you doing??

11:38 pm, April 29, 2008


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