Lambeth Council Watch - news and updates about the 'co-operative' council

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Lots of activity from MacNair/LDs. Lots from Labour.

    Some activity by Conservatives (canvassing this weekend) and some by Greens.

    A little from UKIP this weekend.

    No sign of the WEP.
     
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  2. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    Jesus wep
     
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  3. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    We don't know if she has to stand down as a councillor. If the Mayoral position is a "Restricted Post" she will have to stand down.
    There is little on the internet that I can see giving guidance.
     
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  4. ricbake

    ricbake working out how

    Quote in "Love Lambeth" makes it sound like she is resigning as Councillor
    “The experience and insight I have gained in Lambeth will be central to this new role. I want to thank everyone that has worked with the council throughout my time as a councillor and as Leader.”
     
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  5. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    It certainly seemed like she was quitting as a councillor at the time. Maybe she'll delay in order to not undermine Jane's replacement's campaign.

    Although why that would be a problem given the Labour majority
     
  6. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    I did think WEP would have done something by now as they seem to be betting on Lambeth, what with their plan for an office in Brixton.
     
  7. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    WEP leader was on Woman's Hour this morning - resigning. She said she wanted to make more space for members views and the WEP needed to adopt a new model of leadership. I guess a long interview on Radio 4 is more important than getting out on the knocker in Thornton?

    The first leader of the Women’s Equality Party is standing down. Sophie Walker has been doing the job since 2015. In 2017 her party published a manifesto full of feminist policies from which she openly invited all the mainstream parties to steal. She has said repeatedly that she wants to change the way we do politics. And yesterday, she sought to change it saying that “sometimes in order to lead, you have to get out of the way”. She explains what she meant and why she’s decided to go now.

    BBC Radio 4 - Woman's Hour, Freida Pinto in Love Sonia
     
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  8. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    I don't think WEP need to make any effort in Thornton, as I assume their plan is to run in Vauxhall against Hoey, as that'll get them national press.
     
  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

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    editor hiraethified

  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Any news on who the new leader of the council will be?
    I guess there will have to be a Progress Caucus meeting.
    I was disturbed to read on Lib's Lambeth Council website CV that she studied history at Manchester University.
    What with myself, her and Chuka being alumni of Manchester is this now the University Trivialis?
    The only saving grace for Manchester Uni seems to be the current renaissance of the magnificent Dame Margaret Becket!
     
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  12. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Did a walkthrough Thornton just now to Balham (had to carry a portable table) and saw just one political sign on a wondow, for the Greens. Although I think that may have been there for a bit.

    Therefore I think the Greens will win 100% of the vote if the voter votes
     
  13. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Maybe that's the candidate. Unusually, he lives in his prospective ward!
    He can of course vote for himself!
     
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  14. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    You might be right, given I've seen it before.
     
  15. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Jack Hopkins's Twitter account has confirmed he won the Labour election and is now the new Council Leader
     
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  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  17. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

  18. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Has Peck quit yet I wonder
     
  19. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    I see from Twitter banter between the Streatham Conservatives and local Labour members that the Streatham Labour Party has changed its voting procedures last night. Owen Jones being in town during the day to campaign for the reform too (he filmed a video outside the White Lion).
     
  20. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    My understanding (from a clandestine meeting with officials in the Hero of Switzerland) is that the new leader Jack Hopkins has been chosen by the Labour council group - but his coronation will not be until the next full council meeting on Wednesday 13th February.

    Lib Peck will apparently resign as a councillor. Don't know when - but I guess there must be rules about councillors and restricted posts which she will no doubt follow to the letter. She has certainly not resigned yet.
     
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  21. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    So mid month maybe
     
  22. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Right, the election is tomorrow. Hope everyone is ready!

    The main questions are, to me, what is the deal with Labour's new boy (I've not met him nor know his beliefs so he's a blank slate to me at least) and I guess which party gets second. Then following on, who gets the nod from Labour to stand for Peck's seat
     
  23. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I guess this result indicated Thonrton Ward's dissatisfaction with Labour vagueries on Brexit, and maybe also less than wholehearted support for the Clapham Park Project. Had I known the result at 11.15 I'd have asked in the Crown and Sceptre for the Progress spin on the matter!
     
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  24. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    In the interests of balance I'm posting this
    [[[[ TRIGGER WARNING ]]]]]
     
  25. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I thought Comrades were socialists??
     
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  26. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    That is quite something!
     
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  27. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Interesting how the Conservative vote collapsed
     
  28. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Thinking more, it is a bit surprising that the Green vote went back a little. Thought they'd make hay with Coldharbour and last year's elections making them the second largest party.
     
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  29. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    There's a council meeting tonight being tweeted about by a local reporter and councillors. They're all talking about it like it's her last so I guess tonight may be night
     
  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Labours new boy is a Progress supporter. Was head of Scottish Labour students. Now works for the Labour party.

    So a career politician. The New up and coming right of the party. Who can't wait for Corbyn to be got rid of.

    Kind of depressing that with all the new young people who joined after Corbyn became leader all Lambeth can come up with is someone from the next generation of Blairites.
     
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