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.

Monday, May 24, 2010

First batch of leadership nominations

The first batch of leadership nominations have been posted on the Labour website. I believe this will be updated twice a day. http://www2.labour.org.uk/leadership-2010

Ed Miliband is so far the only validly nominated candidate:

Ed Miliband: 35 MP nominations
David Miliband: 19
Ed Balls: 4
Andy Burnham: 1
Diane Abbott: 0
John McDonnell: 0


Anonymous Andrea said...

I guess many MPs weren't in London today.
Maybe tomorrow we will have a more telling update.

6:19 pm, May 24, 2010

Blogger Old Politics said...

You might enjoy this, as a Miliband-endorser and a doorstep campaigner.


11:12 pm, May 24, 2010

Blogger Mark Still News said...

Miliband's, Balls or the Abbott for leader is a bad idea-its best to clear out all the New Labour clutter as these candidates will look clones of Blair & Brown.

John McDonnell can save the Labour party vote for him?

9:52 am, May 25, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brown should have stepped down and let John McDonnell stand as PM that year. Brown has not changed from Blair's awful arrogant leadership style and actions. The trouble with Labour is they have been trying so hard to get a better class of supporters & Voters and ignoring their long term Voters/supporters, who are leaving it in masses.
Labour should ditch all these right wing cronies and fascist policies and let Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell take over!

9:57 am, May 25, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bloody Hell !!!

"Labour should ditch all these right wing cronies and fascist policies and let Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell take over!"

Labour led by LINO's ?

Nice to see those who kept Thatcher in power crawling out of the woodwork.


10:15 am, May 25, 2010

Blogger Jackson Jeffrey Jackson said...

Sad to see that those who lost us millions of votes by carrying out Thatcherist policies still dare to show their faces.

10:24 am, May 25, 2010

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I am still here, will you Labour in Name Only be ?

I doubt it ! Equating Tony Blair with that woman descibes how out of touch Labour Left Forum is.


2:44 pm, May 25, 2010

Blogger Jackson Jeffrey Jackson said...

Erm, yes, we're obviously all still here. 'LINO' (borrowing clichés off American Republicans - how apt) or not.

And failing to see the similarities between the Conservatives and New Labour shows how tragically out of touch you are with Labour members and voters.

2:51 pm, May 25, 2010

Anonymous Ben said...

This is an old, old record. There were always going to be people who were more interested in accusing comrades of right-wing deviationism and "fascism" in show trials than in pulling together to challenge the National Government. I suggest these sad relics of the 1980s should be left to get on with attempting to shaft the Labour Party on their own. It's not their party anymore, if ever it was. And they know it.

5:33 pm, May 25, 2010

Blogger E10 Rifle said...

LINO is a pretty good description of Tony Blair, I'd have thought.

It's also amusing that it's the left that always gets accused of 'living in the past' but the right that seems to want to bring it up all the time, over and over again. For some people, it is forever 1979, or 1983, or even 1930. And it ain't us.

5:39 pm, May 25, 2010


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