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

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

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Who will you be voting for?

  1. Blairite Labour

    4 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. Tory scum

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  3. Lib Dems

    3 vote(s)
    5.4%
  4. Green

    22 vote(s)
    39.3%
  5. Independent

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. Socialist

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. Rachel Heywood

    12 vote(s)
    21.4%
  8. UKIP or other right wing knuckleheads

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  9. Other (please state)

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  10. I will be controlling the result via Russian social media interference

    8 vote(s)
    14.3%
  1. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Would have preferred Rashid.

    Last election it was Rashid I saw going around canvasing/ leafleting. ( I was doing it for Rachel so saw him).

    I did not see Groce. Perhaps he was writing poetry?

    I don't agree with what everything Rashid says but he deserves to be Green Cllr for all the legwork he has done.
     
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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Apart from Rachel he's the ONLY candidate/councillor I ever saw out and about.
     
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  3. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Groce is one of those names I keep hearing but I can't remember why
     
  4. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Is he related to Cherry Groce?
     
  5. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Yes-son of.
     
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  6. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  7. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

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  8. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Scarlett O'hara is popping up in my twitter feed, playing dominoes and grinning at the camera. We're being told to vote for her but has anybody got a clue who she is, what she thinks / stands for? She does not seem to have her own social media profile.
     
  9. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    She appears to be as fictitious as her namesake!
     
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  10. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Look at this
    I reckon the Women's Equality Party might have something to say about all this.
    Not so much speaking as being spoken for.
     
  11. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Yep , lots of that sort of thing. She surely must have her own access to the internet?
     
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  12. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Found a trodden on Conservative leaflet just now on Atlantic Road

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  13. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Yvonne stood before (in 2014). Can't quite get my head round why her concerns are best met by the Conservative party.
     
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  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I was thinking the same.

    She sounds caring in what she does. Then stands for party that is shafting the less fortunate. Bizzare.
     
  15. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I wish Coldharbour ward would have strong local champion.

    As much as I like Donatus personally I wonder if Coldharbour is going to get yet another leadership loyalist.

    Bumped into Donatus canvassing with other Labour party members. Somewhat surprised the early morning Sunday knock I ignored wasn't the African ladies of a certain age who want to take me to church and save me from eternal torment in hell. Which sounds much more fun than spending all Sunday in church. And it is all Sunday. When I make my way to off license lunchtime they are still at it in that arches in LJ.

    It was Labour party canvassers. They are surprisingly active this time around.

    Leaving home Sunday morning with my load Donatus asked me what I was doing. I told him I was going to work on the Grove Adventure playground. The conversation petered out once I had mentioned Grove APG. :facepalm:

    It would be really good to have campaigning local ward Cllr who stuck up for local assets like Grove APG.
     
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  16. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    As no one told her Tories are bunch of public school educated heartless shits?

    Did she not notice Windrush scandal was connected to Tories? And Mays "hostile environment".
     
  17. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    The Labour candidate now has a Twitter account. Judging by her tweets and followers, she should probably be called the Progress candidate on the ballot paper.
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's a real shame Rashid isn't standing this time.
     
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  19. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Maybe he is concentrating on his campaign to be Green Party deputy leader nationally?
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Indeed he is. I was chatting to him last night.
     
  21. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    Sending the Big Guns out.



    Like Progress need one extra Cllr.
     
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  22. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    Presumably the issues are the same ones the residents wanted Cllr Matt to “get on to”.

    Dear Labour, given you’ve been in charge for a million years.......
     
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  23. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Don’t see why anyone bother voting in this tbh.
     
  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Just had Lambeth types knock on my door. They disappeared swiftly after I'd gone through how shit they were over Cressingham, Carnegie and Rachel Heywood.
     
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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    My response>

     
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  26. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Chatting to someone in Labour party and they are really concerned that Greens will do well.

    Hence getting the big guns out.

    First time I have seen it in Coldharbour ward. Normally they don't bother as whoever is Labour candidate gets in.
     
  27. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Even the supreme leader herself I see.
     
  28. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    They need yet another Progress Cllr so she can Twitter about how awful Corbyn is.
     
  29. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills I demand tea - NOW!

    There's some great ideas in here, but is she standing as the Lambeth Labour candidate?

    Seems pretty much the opposite of what the Progress Cabinet is doing around here.

     
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  30. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Good. She explicitly said in writing that she'll fight to keep childrens services open. Have tweeted inviting her along to Grove Adventure playground.
     
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