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. brixtonblade

    brixtonblade Well-Known Member

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  2. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    brixtonblade has replied re HH. But I want to know what is going on elsewhere.

    In 2014 as I think I said before the council had a hyper active (and efficient) guy in the electoral registration department who gave local organisations a small grant (£50) to organise a ward hustings in their ward. We had LJAG in Coldharbour Ward.

    The point is the council put up a list of venues and dates for hustings in every ward in the borough on the council website so anyone who wanted to know could go. In 2018 the New Era of Lambeth with the Nu Town Hall etc it seems to me the ruling clique would rather everyone forgot about the election.
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  3. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I leafleted my bit of CHL and flats / houses on Gresham road today.

    Given that the Labour party don't normally canvass/ leaflet much in Coldharbour ward she's in with a chance.

    Labour party see Coldharbour ward as safe Labour area.

    Interesting leafleting around Coldharbour ward. I checked the boundaries. It contains a surprising amount of Council/ social housing. Despite centre Brixton becoming increasingly gentrified.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2018
  4. David Clapson

    David Clapson Infamous Knob

    Emma Nye started leafleting in Coldharbour quite a few weeks ago. Has anyone had one of her leaflets?
  5. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    No I haven't. Who is she standing for?
  6. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    Progress. Partner of Progress Cllr Iain Simpson up in Streatham Hill.
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  7. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Sorry David Clapson I forgot.

    But no leafleting in my LJ bit of Coldharbour.

    She is the one, who according to her Twitter, wants a kinder gentler Politics. Not that nasty Corbyn fellow.

  8. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Well just checking her Twitter. As she really wants the Labour party to do well at local elections she has been spending time on her Twitter going on about anti semitism in the Labour party.


    Is the New Labour strategy that Labour should fail badly so Nu Labour can get back in charge?
  9. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I thought Lambeth Labour were sufficiently confident of 100% success they were over in Wandsworth campaigning?
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  10. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Sorry I was thinking of Labour on a national level.

    Which makes me think. If Emma Nye defeats Rachel is that a blow against Corbyn or for him?
  11. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I think if Emma Nye defeated Rachel it would demonstrate that people put party above principle (through gut reaction rather than deep thought).

    If Rachel wins it will be a victory for free expression in Lambeth.
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  12. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I got a message from Rachel saying there was some sort of Coldharbour/Vassall hustings.

    "No hustings so far as I know for Coldharbour specifically, but Vassall & Coldharbour Forum are organising something now. I’m doing other things but borough wide. VCF for Friday 26th I believe."

    Can't help any further. As you will note Lambeth Electoral Services are not running on all cylinders for this election.
  13. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    It's difficult for independent to stand.

    Btw Rachel appreciates the support she has had from local media like Brixton Buzz editor and here. She needs public profile more than regular party candidates.

    She also appreciated people turning up to her stalls and giving her moral support.

    Anyone can email her her to tell her they support her. It would give her pyschological boost.
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  14. David Clapson

    David Clapson Infamous Knob

    Maybe I'm too cynical but I think it would demonstrate that in Lambeth most people vote for the official Labour candidate without even reading their name.
  15. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    To be even more cynical - that is what the Logo is for on the voting paper!
  16. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    If three candidates are standing in the same ward for the same party does that not split the chances of them gaining a seat?

    Or are all counted as a vote for that party and the one with the most in that party goes forward?
  17. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    There's 3 seats in every ward which is why the main parties tend to stand 3 candidates. Votes are counted for each individual rather than the party so the 3 people with the most votes get a seat.
  18. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    Cool - thanks for that
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  19. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    No probs. In theory you could have 3 councillors from 3 different parties, but in reality people do tend to vote along party lines so usually it ends up that the 3 councillors in any ward are from the same party. That said I wouldn't be surprised to see some possible splits in some wards due to things like Cressingham and Central Hill developments. The Greens are pushing hard in my ward because it includes Central Hill and as they only lost about by 30 votes at a by-election 2 years ago.
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  20. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.

    I am voting Green. I can't put an X next to labour locally....and the rest can fucking do one
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  21. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    I think there's an embargo, but there's a DYNAMITE panel lined up for the People's Audit hustings on Thursday. If you want to speak to the top dog and not the minions, this is the place to go ;)
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  22. David Clapson

    David Clapson Infamous Knob

    So Japser will be there??
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  23. Tricky Skills

    Tricky Skills Well-Known Member

    OK - here we go...

  24. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    People's Audit seem to be leafleting as well, heard reports people are getting leafletted nearish the hustings place.

    Probably a good chance to see if people read non party leaflets during campaigns!
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  25. aka

    aka Brixton Hill

    smart move by Peck, look like you engage (but have zero downside)


    a) it'll be some dullards on the panel
    b) predictable (in advance) questions (so her gang have got her briefed)
    c) she cries 'Tory cuts' - aka A big boy did it and ran away
    d) all of the above

    this is a very fishy barrel/
  26. editor

    editor Forked with electrons

    Will anyone be voting for Michael Groce and if so, why?
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  27. CH1

    CH1 "Red Guard"(NLYL)

    I will because he's on the Green ticket. I do not know Michael Groce, and I feel unable to write him off without more information.

    However I must admit I was rather amazed at Michael's Wikipedia entry. It is a bit like the sort of testimony you get in very evangelical churches, where the subject confesses all their faults and claims to have been saved. Maybe Michael Groce would have been a more appropriate speaker at the Salvation Army Hall the other day than Helen Hayes!

    If the Wikipedia entry was written by other people it could of course be libellous, and the Wikipedia health warning is there at the top:
    This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful. (May 2015)

    In Michael Groce's case a hustings meeting would probably have been helpful in that he could have put his policies forward and answered questions, so we see where he is coming from.

    Are you offering an opinion in the guise of asking a question?
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  28. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut ... the Great.

    I read that as Michael Gove. :facepalm:
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  29. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    See the council has found fame in Private Eye :rolleyes:
  30. BusLanes

    BusLanes Pedestrian

    Just in time for the People's Audit too, what luck!
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