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. bemused

    bemused Well-Known Member

    Possibly not relevant, but for me both the main parties are so shit I'm hoping to vote for any non-bonkers indie person.
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  2. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Ok, fair enough. It's my view that there are some good people in the Tory party (at local levels). But maybe not in your 'hood.
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  3. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    That depends on what type of 'change' you want. If change means estate regeneration, collusion with Network Rail over the arches and propping up the loss making Pop Brixton, then I'm not sure that this type of change is the one I can support.

    How can you change a broken party?
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  4. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Rachel Heywood keeping everyone in suspense! Sent her a twitter message asking if she's standing and she's just replied with 'I'll let you know very soon'.
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  5. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    She's cutting it a bit fine. Mind you so are the Tories.
  6. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Nominations closed at 4 pm. No sign of anything from Lambeth saying who the candidates are. I notice the returning officer has changed since 2014. That guy was hyper manic and very helpful. He would have tweeted out the candidates at 4.01 pm!
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  7. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    According to an article in the New Statesman the results from Lambeth are not due to be out in full until 6:00 pm on Friday afternoon. Does anyone know if this is because they are not doing an overnight count?
  8. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    I don't know if there is much real advantage to overnight counts. They add to the drama of course but obviously they don't actually affect the result and they make for a very late night for all concerned.
  9. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  10. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    A sensible move if the count takes place the following day. Candidates, party workers and agents are all knackered having been pushing the vote out since 7am. Some of the best / worst party political squabbles that I have witnessed take place in Town Halls at 3am on election count night.
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  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The council has the nominations up now.
    I have downloaded Coldharbour - seems like Rachel is Independent and the Greens are only standing 2 candidates. I will check other wards in case anything interesting.
    Everything is at the bottom of this page Elections and Voter Registration - Guide | Lambeth Council
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  12. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    The only other uncertainty was about Nick EDWARDS who it turns out is standing as "Herne Hill Community & Libraries Campaign" - the party he set up last year.
    Yesterday he posted as a comment on a Brixton Buzz post:

    Nick Edwards (Independent candidate for Herne Hill)
    Posted April 5, 2018 at 1:37 PM

    Scott has worked very hard on issues all over Lambeth, & there is a desperate need for more campaigning councillors like him to stand up to the antidemocratic and destructive policies of Lambeth council on housing, libraries and parks. If elected I will work with all progressive councillors including the Greens to give strong scrutiny over council decisions & to defend estate residents and local services.

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  13. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    A quick run-through the Lib Dems suggests they will be targeting Streatham Hill.
  14. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Blimey. Our old pal Capt Jacko is standing once again at Oval. He has been telling anyone who could be arsed to listen over the past year that he was stepping down. The Oval Labour literature hasn't featured him. He attended a farewell Progress Cllr's jolly at the Town Hall a couple of weeks ago.

    I wonder what has changed?

  15. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Candidates from Federalist Party, Polish Pride, Trade Unionist & Socialist Coalition, Woman's Equality and bloody UKIP.

    Hey hoe.
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  16. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    He's also not on their leaflets
  17. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Wonder what the story is there? New candidate getting cold feet? Or Capt Jacko believing his own hype and having a last minute change of heart?

    Or perhaps his Good Planners company isn't paying him as much as his old Cabinet salary?
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  18. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    I don't really know what has happened, but several weeks ago, the previous candidate, Salah Faissal tweeted out one night that he was stepping down for reasons of racism. Although a bit blunter than that. I have been told the tweet was deleted a day or two later. Must have been after they published the leaflets as he's on some.
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  19. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    The Pirates are back in Vassall!
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  20. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    She will be expelled from Labour party for this. Unfair imo. It's a hard hitting piece she has written.

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  21. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Wonder why he stood down/was deselected. [referring to Sal Faisal, not Jacko]
    Hardly a raving Momentum member according to this:
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  22. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    Great news from Rachel Heywood, really brave. I'm just a few meters across the boundary line but Grove Adventure Playground is in Coldharbour so very happy about that. :)
    (Matt Parr says nice things but ime does as close to absolutely nothing as possible.)
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  23. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    This is strange - it looks like the list of candidates has now been taken down.

    Page not found for each ward.
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  24. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

  25. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Looks like the Tories pretty much managed a full slate then. Unlike other parts of the country where they have supposedly struggled to find enough candidates.
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  26. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    They have Sal Faissal standing in Oval for Labour and hardly any Lib Dem candidates.
    I reckon this is simply the Wiki page that's been up for several months with Rachel and the Herne Hill indy put in.
    So no - it's slightly sloppy Wiki in my view.

    Your post #53 shows Lambeth#'s IT is down, whereas it was OK at 8.44 pm for my post#44.

    This is normal for Lambeth IT - you should try checking planning applications out of office hours sometimes. I'm sure it will be back on Monday morning.
    If not we can go down to their super new regenerated election registration office and lodge a formal complaint!
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  27. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

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  28. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Well anything on wiki carries a standard health warming if course. The *only* official source you should believe is the "statement of persons nominated" (stupid name, important document).

    Hopefully they'll sort it on Monday morning sharpish.
  29. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Back up and running now.
  30. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Here's the Buzz runners and riders piece.
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