Who will you be voting for? May 2018 local elections - Brixton and Lambeth chat

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 5, 2018.


Who will you be voting for?

  1. Blairite Labour

    4 vote(s)
  2. Tory scum

    1 vote(s)
  3. Lib Dems

    3 vote(s)
  4. Green

    22 vote(s)
  5. Independent

    2 vote(s)
  6. Socialist

    1 vote(s)
  7. Rachel Heywood

    12 vote(s)
  8. UKIP or other right wing knuckleheads

    2 vote(s)
  9. Other (please state)

    1 vote(s)
  10. I will be controlling the result via Russian social media interference

    8 vote(s)
  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

  2. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Is rachel definitely standing then?
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I think so, but if she's not standing I'm going to struggle on who to vote for.
  4. Angellic

    Angellic Well-Known Member

  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Imagine having a Lambeth Labour councillor you actually had faith in?

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  6. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    "Tory scum"? No bias there, then. Not at all!
  7. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Fucking Tory scum.
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  8. organicpanda

    organicpanda cat herder extraodinaire

    I'm presuming the top two options are interchangeable
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  9. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    OK, fine. But I know a lot of people are unhappy with Lambeth Labour, and they are the main alternative, like it or not, so writing them of as 'scum' is a bit oversimplistic, surely?
  10. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Yes, Tory scum. For that is what they are. If you want unbiased opinions look to the broadsheets. Oh wait, no, I meant the BBC. Oh wait, no... etc etc.
  11. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Ahh, the free market Progress mob who want to break your legs, Vs the free market Tory lot who want to break your legs. And then sell them on for profit.

    What a time to be alive.
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  12. editor

    editor hiraethified

    It's a close run thing.
  13. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    Never mind, Os.
  14. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

  15. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    How much do you know about your *local* Tory party. Not the national Tory government. Not what Maggie did 30 years ago. Your local Lambeth Tory party in 2018.

    Have you even read their manifesto, for example. Or are you just writing them off because they are the blue team?
  16. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    I'm sure Ed and Tricky know of them well, being locally and politically active as they are. Come on :D
  17. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Having a Leader whose business specialises in evicting tenants doesn't exactly warm me to the local blue rinse mob.
  18. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Plus the default attack for the Tories in the Town Hall over the past few years has been: "Over in Wandsworth... blah blah blah bollocks."

    And whaddya know? Two thirds of Lambeth Tory Cllr's are doing a runner over the borough border in this election.

    Fancy that.
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  19. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Fair enough.
  20. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    You obviously have to vote Labour. If that's a problem, join the Labour Party and fight to change things from within. The Progress faction aren't that entrenched.
  21. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    But what if Progress purge you?

    Asking for a friend.
  22. stethoscope

    stethoscope Well-Known Member

    I shall be following with interest for how Heywood gets on!
  23. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    Last edited: Apr 5, 2018
  24. DietCokeGirl

    DietCokeGirl All lost in the supermarket

    Doesn't appear Rachel Heywood is standing?
  25. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Nominations don't close until 4pm tommorow. Only then will you get the ''statement of persons nominated" which is the official list of runners and riders.

    Notice of election 2018 | Lambeth Council
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  26. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    Fair question to which I don't have a ready answer. You just have to keep on keeping on. And I'm not saying that there aren't other forms of activity that are worthwhile. But, given that this is a thread about Lambeth Council elections, my point is that the only way of achieving any real change, given the voting system we have, is by joining the Labour Party. There's no guarantee of success of course.
  27. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    There are reports on Con Home that the Tories are struggling to field a full slate of candidates in Liverpool, Manchester and Barking, so it will be interesting to see if they field a full slate in Lambeth.
  28. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    Where does one find a list of hustings? They might be a bit entertaining this year.
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  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Ive seen them in action at meetings. They really are right wing.

    One of them was on the planning committee which agreed Network rail planning application for the arches. One would have thought that a Tory would stick up for small business. Not him.

    Lambeth Tories are as right wing as they come.
  30. Sea Star

    Sea Star have you ever explored your dark side?

    I'll be voting for myself for the first time ever :thumbs:
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