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.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Hackney North Trigger Ballot

I spent yesterday evening as CLP Observer to ensure the rules were stuck to at branch meetings voting on whether to reselect Diane Abbott MP or trigger a full reselection process.

It isn't appropriate to reveal the individual branch results, but after some well-attended and lively meetings, and with 7 of the 10 branches having met last night, Diane has nothing to worry about - Dave Osler's predictions of a close result haven't been fulfilled.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

in those occasions, what does "well-attended" mean?
around 20 members per ward?

10:25 am, April 07, 2007

Blogger Luke Akehurst said...

Yes. Best attended one was 20 including 2 councillors who could not vote as they lived in other wards and 1 who could not vote as has under 6 months membership. This = over 1/4 of the members in the ward concerned.

8:33 pm, April 09, 2007

Anonymous Anonymous said...


9:57 am, April 10, 2007


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