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#597986
The kind soul running the CLP Nominations profile was asked yesterday if they have been maintaining a running national total of first round first preference votes. It seems they have, and from the data gathered from 80 CLP's the estimated vote shares so far are:

Starmer 46%
Long-Bailey 37%
Nandy 16%
Thornberry 4%

Grim reading for Long-Bailey, especially as 80 CLP's would appear to represent a pretty significant slice of data.
#597995
It's pretty grim she's got that much. Don't rule out a last minute push of policies to make the membership feel good. This would be contrasted with Keir who would allegedly be "vacuous" and "have no policies"- ie be quite sensibly trying to keep his powder dry for the actual business of opposition.
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#597998
I think RLB is done. Why? I've just had a look at the Canary and Skwawkbox. Not a mention of her on their site front pages anywhere. If this was Corbyn running, it would be HEAVING with praise/slating of his opponent(s). No other 'news' story would get a sniff.

Their indifference speaks volumes - they're already walking away, probably so they can put the boot in afterwards and say they couldn't support her as she wasn't suitably left-wing enough/supportive of Corbyn, and how it would all have been OK if only Lavery had stood.
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#598006
Correct me if I'm wrong on this one, but you can't vote in the nomnations unless you were a party member before the general election. Therefore the vote of everyone entitled will include post-GE joiners and be more skewed in favour of Starmer - or am I reading that totally wrong?
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#598010
Tubby Isaacs wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:24 pm
Who would Starmer make chancellor? Some serious heavy lifting to be done there, while doubtless under fire from Burgon and co. When somebody talks about Labour's "soul", I'll shout "House!"
Shadow treasury minister Anneliese Dodds is a name that comes up. She was on the EP’s monetary committee as an MEP so will have a perspective as to how Brexit is driving financial decisions.
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#598013
davidjay wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:06 pm
Correct me if I'm wrong on this one, but you can't vote in the nomnations unless you were a party member before the general election. Therefore the vote of everyone entitled will include post-GE joiners and be more skewed in favour of Starmer - or am I reading that totally wrong?
You're correct, new members/re-joiners are not eligible to vote in the CLP nominations but will be for the leadership vote.
#598014
davidjay wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:21 pm
Malcolm Armsteen wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:13 pm
The cut-off date is 5th January.
For the nomination vote or the 'proper' one?
As Young Winston notes below, different rules for CLP nominations (you can't - or even attend the meeting...) and OMOV for the leader, which is 5th January.

I note that on the Labour Party website my membership is simply noted as 'January'. Could be some issues on the way...
#598015
Where did you get the 5th of January from Malcolm? All the info I've seen said 20th.

"An alternative way to vote was to join the party as a full members before the deadline of 20 January, paying the standard membership cost of £4.38 a month.

The third way to vote is by being a member of one of the socialist societies which are registered affiliates to Labour. The cut off for these groups was also 20 January." https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/labou ... ip-1357904
#598016
The horse's mouth:

"How can I vote for the new Labour Leader and Deputy Leader?
Become a party member
Anyone who joins the party before 5pm on Monday 20 January will be able to vote in the Leadership Elections.
You can join the party online or by calling 0345 092 2299. Lapsed members can re-join online too. The fee for a standard membership costs £4.38 per month. Any members who are currently in arrears will need to be fully paid up by Friday 14 February.

Register as a supporter
You can register to be a supporter from 5pm on Tuesday 14 January until 5pm on Thursday 16 January.
Registered supporters can vote in these elections only. To become a registered supporter, applicants must pay a fee of £25 online and be on the electoral register."

https://labour.org.uk/people/leadership ... elections/
#598017
oboogie wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:11 pm
Where did you get the 5th of January from Malcolm? All the info I've seen said 20th.

"An alternative way to vote was to join the party as a full members before the deadline of 20 January, paying the standard membership cost of £4.38 a month.

The third way to vote is by being a member of one of the socialist societies which are registered affiliates to Labour. The cut off for these groups was also 20 January." https://inews.co.uk/news/politics/labou ... ip-1357904
Absolutely correct. Read the dates wrongly.
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