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, September 18, 2008

Councillors back Brown

This week's Local Government Chronicle reports that "Labour councillors have given Gordon Brown a much-needed boost, with a majority claiming the party can win the next general election with him as PM."

According to a poll of Labour councillors by ComRes 61% of party councillors believe the next general election is winnable with Brown as leader. Just over a quarter (27%) believe the party is destined to defeat without a leadership change, while 12% are undecided.

NEC local government representative Ann Lucas comments in the article:

"With all due respect to MPs and cabinet members, councillors are activists first and foremost and are as good a sounding board as you are going to get. If the leader has 61% support, then you are doing quite well."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well those Labour councillors who are left in office back Brown, and thats a lot fewer than Brown started off with.

Locally, in Merthyr Town Ward we have a bye-election called fo the 23/10 - A Lib Democrap was "required" to resign.

It will be interesting to see what the public view of Brown is.


9:46 am, September 19, 2008

Blogger Merseymike said...

The councillor I spoke to this week certainly wasn't among that number .... I don't think anyone with half a brain thinks that Labour could win next time without major changes. It may be too late no matter what.

4:57 pm, September 19, 2008

Blogger Mark Still News said...

NLP Councillors are dwindling away, because of being casualties of NLP NAT policies.

12:36 am, September 25, 2008


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