Ding dong merrily on high
A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, the Labour Party and Hackney - 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.
There were four this week, with one held on Tuesday. Turnout was relatively good in all the wards except the Walsall one, despite the timing.
If you are a Labour member, please take a look at the Party's latest policy consultation documents:
In my Progress column this week I respond to the panic over the poll blip last week:
I've had a busy week as my second son, Ben, was born on Wednesday at the Homerton Hospital by emergency Cesarean. He's a healthy 9lb12 and he and my partner Linda are both doing well and should be home tomorrow.
My Labourlist column explains how the NEC works (if that kind of thing interests you):
Two yesterday, shamefully neither with a Labour candidate (I've taken this up as an issue in my NEC capacity):