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.

Thursday, May 01, 2008


I feel like I should offer some kind of formal welcome to the hordes of new readers currently following the link from here.

Welcome, and please feel free to post in the comments section if you have any gossip to share about tonight's results, or even if you think I've written something daft.

Good luck to any Labour candidates and activists awaiting results tonight.


Anonymous London-based regular Luke's Blog reader said...

Have been up since dawn. No idea how it will go. We were lucky with the weather.

11:40 pm, May 01, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you think of our campaign materials? i Thought them quite poor - simple things like the fact it was difficult to read the block caps postcards etc

11:41 pm, May 01, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

gloucester doesn't count until tomorrow morning so you won't be able to comment on that one

Paul Smith

11:54 pm, May 01, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow you get a cartoon

Paul Smith

11:58 pm, May 01, 2008

Anonymous Andy said...

Emily Maitless is looking hot. Tell the producer to have more of her and less of that silly old duffer Dimbleby....

12:03 am, May 02, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't wait to see the blue plaque btw.

Turnout in tower hamlets was high -somewhere between council and GE turnout. The by-elections in weavers ward and millwall seem to have motivated the voters - and lab *may* get a gain from the libdems in weavers.

The cabbie on the way back from the after-election party was from homerton and voted for ken and for labour.


12:11 am, May 02, 2008

Anonymous Andy said...

And tell Jeremy Vine he looks like a cock wearing an overcoat in the studio.

12:13 am, May 02, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

And now the cowboy? Vine has totally lost it. I can't watch anymore.

12:42 am, May 02, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bit of Camden where I voted (closer to UCLH) was pretty quiet, when my housemate went during afternoon, it was practically empty. Hopefully Camden will turn out for Labour though, any idea of the last result? Weather has been shocking in London, had a random thunderstorm in the early evening, hopefully the turnout is enough to deny the BNP.

1:00 am, May 02, 2008

Anonymous Joe Long said...

Labour stopped being labour along time ago. From being the party that cared and respected the working classes to a party that brings in the 10% tax amongst other taxes that are hitting the poorest. Furthermore, they have allowed big businesses like Gas companies to make huge profits at the expense of the elderly and poor who cannot afford to pay the bills.

So much for Labour. I hope they lose, get put back into opposition so they learn a lesson.

1:00 am, May 02, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i voted labour in the vain hope that they turn away from the center and at least recognise that the working class still exist and that the divide is still growing. Too obsessed with the economy rather than the other aspects that make up a person's life. Time for us "Thatcher's" children to grow up and realise that money is a dangerous obsession and that the market doesn't always know best!

1:06 am, May 02, 2008


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