Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 5, 2018.
Fantastic piece of journalism. Well done!
I appreciate it is carping - but the opinion poll at the top needs "specialling" for Coldharbour. It is possible to vote for Rachel Heywood and the two Greens, or indeed other combinations.
And perhaps remove the word 'scum' while you're at it. IMHO it's not a nice way to refer to fellow humans.
It's OK for Tories. They haven't shown much humanity when they're decimating communities and destroying the NHS.
I'm not totally disagreeing but many local Tory activists are volunteers who don't benefit personally. Misguided they may be, scum they are not. Just my 2p worth.
They endorse and promote Tory ideals, so fuck them and the blue rinse horse they rode into town on.
While I'll go on record to say that the three Tory Cllrs in Lambeth at the mo, are good eggs, I can remember a time when a lot of them were scum. Not so much bias as history.
Weird, seeing my name on that.
You're pulling my pisser, surely?
Early last year, about half of Lambeth's Labour local branches staged their selections for the 2018 elections, in order to wrong-foot any "left elements" (i.e. Momentum) who were thinking of putting up a slate themselves. That was a direct result of the heavy influence Progress has on a majority of local branches in Lambeth. They also dominate the CLP structures of Vauxhall, Streatham and DaWN.
Tim Briggs's politics are objectionable, as is how he earns his living, but in terms of making sure Lambeth Labour don't ride roughshod over Lambeth residents, he's been quite effective over the past 4 years. He and Green Cllr Scott Ainslie have both got their hands dirty regarding estate regeneration.
Is he standing in his 'home' borough?
I was wondering what the Polish Pride party are:
Polish Pride: Aristocrat's new party targets Waltham Forest Council seats | East London and West Essex Guardian Series
I assume they would be standing candidate in Streatham in south of borough. As that had long standing Polish community.
Streatham and Balham, but possibly there not standing there BECAUSE it's a long-standing community.
Your video is from the 2012 Croydon North by-election. The one which translated Steve Reed to parliament and gave us the enchanting Lib Peck.
For the record a full analysis of the result for Croydon North can be found here:
Croydon North by-election, 2012 - Wikipedia
Lee Jasper got 2.9% of the vote - thus losing the £500 deposit either he or party leader George Galloway must have paid.
I wonder what chance Rachel Heywood has. I doubt many of the electorate know her name, or the names of any other candidates.
Partly depends on how much she wants to spend and how may people are prepared to canvass or deliver leaflets for her.
That Lambeth Democracy meeting on Saturday (which I didn't attend) was in a different ward. But I'm sure someone will hold a Coldharbour hustings, which could be quite exciting. I don't suppose Donatus or Matt Parr would have felt they might lose until this election.
Realistically, anyone who really wants her to win has to get out and work for her. How many people can be arsed?
Only takes a few. Get down to CBT!
Has anyone seen many canvassers out? I have not seen anyone/received anything in Ferndale, although the local Labour group have started showing photos on Twitter of them campaigning, which is something I guess. Not that they need to do anything here, given 40 years of victory
I'm just saying (if you were potentially supporting Rachel Heywood) that it is not necessary to be too negative. There are also ways she could short circuit the procedure, as a sitting and well known councillor. How about a few TA meetings for example?
Last time they lost Ferndale was 1968 (John Major)!
Curiously in 1968 the Tories won every ward except Angell (now called Coldharbour).
Harold Wilson must have upset a few people. Funnily enough Enoch Powell also made the Rivers of Blood speech on April 20th - the council elections were on 9th May. I have never seen this remarked on before in a discussion of "Populism".
I might be being overly optimistic but i think if she gets leaflets printed there'll be a bunch of volunteers to deliver them (i've offered already). Things in Coldharbour ward have been bad in a way that you just can't help noticing, and Heywood made herself very visible in recent debacles against the local powers that be so I'm hopeful that given this chance people will vote to express how they feel.
Also she has 5 times more twitter followers than Matt Parr (whose been in the job since the dawn of time).
Ive emailed offer of help as well.
Actually Matt is the newest of the 3 councillors. He was first elected in 2010 and Rachel was first elected in 2006. Donatus however really has been in the job since the dawn of time!
Well that shows how much i know.
Its the glacial slowness with which Parr seems to move when he's said he'd do something which fooled me.
As pointless a Cllr as, frankly, we all deserve.
Decided I'll be voting Green. I can't in good conscience support Lambeth Labour after the last 4 years.
He is nice enough personally. I also don't think he is that ambitious. ( a compliment in my of thinking). His glacial slowness is due imo to what he's seen happen to Rachel.
I know someone who attended last Saturday Democracy Now meeting. Apparently Rachel is know getting things off her chest she could not do before. As Tricky Skills has said she has the inside knowledge. From what my friend said it was a no holds barred attack on how Lambeth Labour is run. That Lib Peck calls the shots. Peck appoints people to the Cabinet. It's run top down with no dissent allowed.
Matt has turned up to Adventure playground open days and has been sympathetic.
However as you and I know senior officers and Cllrs have taken off the record decision to dispose of the site.
Matt isn't going to be to vocal in support of the playground. The main issue now being that the Council hand over the building. Which they were supposed to do before next Saturday when we have another DIY day at the playground. It's not happened.skwsys done excuse from the Cooperative Council who insist they will support community efforts.
I really hope Rachel gives us all the inside info on how Lambeth Labour is run.
These Cllrs get well paid now. "We" deserve better.
What gets me is that in Clapham you get Tory Cllrs. But at least one knows they are Tories. You vote for them and they are what they say on the tin so to speak.
In Lambeth one has Labour Cllrs who aren't really for Labour.
Separate names with a comma.