Posts Tagged ‘Shenanigans’

Edmonton members ask for all-women shortlist – why won’t Labour’s executive oblige?

by Keith Wright.

When all-women shortlists hit the mainstream media, it’s usually because certain party members are unhappy with their application. But in the ongoing centrally-controlled selection in Edmonton, sources tell us local members and elected constituency Labour party (CLP) officers have specifically requested an all-women shortlist. Now, surely this would be welcomed by Labour’s national executive committee […]

Is Barking becoming the new Tower Hamlets?

by Patrick Collins.

Barking Labour Party went through a very difficult period in 2008 to 2010 when it saw a lot of previous councillors step down or be deselected. Some of these councillors that found themselves deselected decided to stand as independent Labour but all were unsuccessful. As someone who grew up in Barking I was glad to […]

Shining a light into Labour’s shadow

by Peter Willsman.

Peter Willsman’s reading of  Banana Republic UK? by Sam Buckley, published in 2011, prompted another look at the parliamentary selection scandal and subsequent cover up in Erith & Thamesmead in 2009. As well as covering covers vote rigging, fraud and error in British elections since 2001, this book has a section on “vote rigging in […]

Labour success spoilt once again by selection shenanigans

by Michael Meacher.

It is sad that Labour’s election bonanza yesterday at Corby, Manchester Central, Cardiff South and many Police Commissioner elections is once again tarnished by selection shenanigans. Rotherham CLP two days ago selected their candidate to succeed Denis McShane, or rather were prevented from selecting candidates whom they might well have selected if they had been […]

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