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. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    Rachel has been expelled as Gramsci predicted.
    I guess that would happen in any party, but frankly I can't think of any other party that would crush individual conscience like this when they had a 58:5 majority.

    For a local party that considers itself progressive this is positively Stalinist.
  2. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    So they can move fast when they want to.
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  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    This link should work. Rachel on her expulsion from Labour party.
  4. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Thing is at bottom of her announcement saying she is standing as independent she says she supports Corbyn. For Lambeth Labour that's enough to get one sent to the gulag.

    Lambeth Labour supported Liz Kendall for leader. :facepalm:
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  5. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    FIVE fucking years.


    They only managed to trump up two for me after posting a Buzz piece about the Greens using a crowd funder to get an election deposit.

    Will Lambeth Labour still exist in five years?

    My brain hurts a lot, etc.
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  6. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  7. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

  8. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    Get out there. Campaign a bit. Shout. (that's @ everyone)

    We get the Cllrs we desere.
  9. happyshopper

    happyshopper Well-Known Member

    Could be "desire" but I'm guessing it's "deserve".
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  10. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

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  11. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    You keep saying this. Can you drop the "we". You don't speak for me.

    Out of interest what are you doing to get the "Cllrs we deserve"?
  12. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Yes five years and she says she supports Corbyn. This really is like Kafkasque.

    I did email her about helping distributing leaflets like bimble . She got back straight away.

    Did email back to say people in Coldharbour I speak to support her. Brixton buzz have been great.

    I know Rachel and think she needs moral support in her stand. New Labour Lambeth fuck with people's heads. I know from all the meetings and consultations I've attended. If you don't agree with them then your obviously not the "mainstream".

    So any moral or practical support that can be given to Rachel to stand up to the Blairite "middle ground" bullies would be welcome.

    Even if it's just email to her to wish her well. These Blairite scum have put enormous pyschological pressure on her over last few years.

    Is not Corbyn and Momentum who are bullies it's the Blairites.

    I heard Blair on radio this morning. He was busy laying into what he saw as Labour party going to the left. Criticising Tories as well. He was arguing for the "middle ground". Which has failed people and he does not see it.
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  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  14. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    Nowt. Except for voting. Had my fill of the bullshit via chairing many levels of unpaid nonsense via TRAs, 'councils' etc. There are some great Cllrs and some shit ones. However (starts a sentence with however - points deducted) really wish we had an independent in my ward.
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  15. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Lastest from Rachel
  16. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    Gipsy Hill is interesting. At the last election we came very close (within 30something votes) of having a Green councillor. Now we've got the Central Hill Estate effect and the hacks are all out in force battling for the votes of Palacetinians. Jonathan Bartley was here last week giving it large.

    I had the current Labour councillor round at the weekend. She claimed to be pressing for our road to be resurfaced "because it's in such a bad state" which in any other road in Lambeth would have been a safe enough guess but unfortunately ours is actually fine. I told her I wasn't going to vote for her because of Central Hill (it's Cressingham Gardens all over again) but when she challenged me as to exactly what my issues were all my arguments deserted me :rolleyes: and I ended up just declining to continue the conversation. She looked pretty fed up when I mentioned Central Hill... "oh no, not again..."

    I feel fairly confident we'll get a Green.
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  17. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    The 2016 by-election in Gypsy Hill saw the Green vote go up by 32% and the Labour vote drop by 27% compared to two years earlier. The Green share of the vote was up from 10% to 42%

    No wonder your Labour door knocker appeared fed up.
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  18. RubyToogood

    RubyToogood can't remember what goes here

    Looking at the ward boundaries, if you take out all the residents of the estate, everyone on the borders who will be affected by the whole thing, and everyone who has friends and neighbours on the estate, there probably isn't anyone left. Maybe a few Lib Dems at the West Dulwich end.
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  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

  20. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Yeah we’ve had Labour at the door and loads of Green leaflets through. The Greens are campaigning very hard and are obviously targeting this ward.
  21. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

  22. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    The scrutiny bit especially seems to annoy Labour councillors online- although that may be in part because Greens & People's Audit are also pushing it heavily
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  23. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    In case anyone has time to help Rachel Heywood today she sent this yesterday - asking for help distributing leaflets today (Saturday):

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  24. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Where do the independents stand on Europe?

    Got a fair idea where most of parties stand, for what it is worth locally.
  25. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Went to see Rachel stall today. Got leaflets to distribute in streets not already covered.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2018
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  26. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Rachels stall this afternoon outside Brixton tube station. Plenty of people who know Rachel took interest. Including some Labour party members I know. Of course they cannot canvass for her. As the Lambeth Labour Stasi will be after them. 20180414_163635.jpg
  27. bimble

    bimble noisy but small

    I just did a little bit of leafleting for Rachel H and every couple of minutes someone recognises her and has a chat. It's encouraging. Came home to find 'vote labour for a better lambeth' leaflets in my hallway. :rolleyes:
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  28. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Anyone know where or when there will be hustings in Herne Hill ward?
  29. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

    Tuesday at the Baptist Church on half moon lane. 7 or 730 I think.
  30. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    thank you - where is this sort of info published?

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