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, July 29, 2010

Latest MP support figures

Ed Miliband's campaign have just press released that they have raised £39k in small donations and that seven extra MPs have signed up to Ed's campaign:

Martin Caton MP (did not nominate any candidate)
Cathy Jamieson MSP, MP (nominated Burnham)
Chi Onwurah MP (nominated Abbott)
Linda Riordan MP (nominated Abbott)
Gavin Shuker MP (nominated Abbott)
Jon Trickett MP (nominated Abbott)
Joan Walley MP (nominated Burnham)

I think this is what is known in the trade as momentum.

Given John Mann's switch from Ed to David after the Bassetlaw primary, the running totals in the PLP/EPLP bit of the electoral college are:

David Miliband - 92 MPs + 6 MEPs - 12.08% of electoral college
Ed Miliband - 69 MPs + 6 MEPs - 9.25% of electoral college
Ed Balls - 34 MPs - 4.19% of electoral college
Andy Burnham - 29 MPs + 1 MEP - 3.7% of electoral college
Diane Abbott - 20 MPs - 2.5% of electoral college
Not declared, undecided or not voting - 13 MPs - 1.6% of electoral college


Slight change to the figures above. I now make it:
David Miliband - 95 MPs + 6 MEPs
Ed Miliband - 69 MPs + 6 MEPs
Ed Balls - 34 MPs
Andy Burnham - 29 MPs + 1 MEP
Diane Abbott - 19 MPs (of whom I think at least 4 may not end up voting for her)
Not declared, undecided or not voting - 11 MPs


Blogger Merseymike said...

Pretty sure that Linda Riordan (a Campaign Group member) has always been an Ed supporter, but agreed to nominate Diane so she could be a candidate, which I agree with

I still think the fact that Ed is the only candidate with supporters from the campaign group to those on the centre-left to people like ... errr...you, displays a breath of appeal which no other candidate can begin to reach.

That is why he should be leader

8:17 pm, July 29, 2010

Blogger John Wiseman said...

watch balls, bunham and abbott go behind ed


9:46 pm, July 30, 2010


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