Friday, November 24, 2006

Labour Deputy Elections Facebook Update

This is from about 30 minutes ago. Group membership is as follows:

Johnson: 199 members
Cruddas: 24 members
Blears: 15 members
Harman: 5 members
Benn: 4 members
Hain: 2 members

DO bear in mind that:

(a) many of the Johnson members seem not to be fully in support of him, so his lead may be a little misleading, and
(b) one need not be a member of the Labour Party in order to join these groups, so they may not be indicative of grassroots support which could be translated into votes when the coup (er, I mean election) comes, but
(c) facebook did a pretty good job of calling the recent American elections, so you never know!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm surprised at Benn's lack of facebooks, and the amount of Blears supporters

11/24/2006 11:04 PM  
Blogger Scrybe said...

Benn didnt even have a facebook group until my friend Jack a sworn Cruddas supporter like myself, set one up to see if that got people to join. Same for harman. He's left both groups now.

I'm a little surprised by the relative popularity of Johnson, though.

May I enquire as to which camp you are in?

11/24/2006 11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As of now I'm in the Cruddas camp, but I am not committed and subject to change. I think he's talking about the right things, but I want to know more about him before I commit myself.

11/24/2006 11:16 PM  
Blogger Scrybe said...

mmm....I feel you on that one - there is a danger that his ideas could be taken by other candidates or become an accepted dimension of the campaign if they have sufficient ground-level support (and I think the separation of the party deputy and DPM posts in particular will become a consensus issue based on popular opinion). I am trying to find out more about his views beyond party regeneration, too. I'll post stuff I find up on here, so you may want to keep an eye out for that.


11/24/2006 11:32 PM  
Anonymous Mrs Blog said...

Blears hasn't even announced yet so it's not surprising she hasn't got an overwhelming amount of support. Harman obviously blocks her female vote but that shouldn't matter anyway. She's simply awesome, very fun and friendly and is definitely who we want to see as Deputy.

11/25/2006 12:19 AM  
Blogger Hamer Shawcross said...

As of now I am in the Cruddas camp also, but not because I believe he's the best candidate.

[cradles ulterior motive lovingly]

11/25/2006 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's somewhat sinister, are we allowed to know what your ulterior motive is?

11/25/2006 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course.

I am supporting Jon Cruddas for the best reasons known to a Labour activist. Namely, no bugger knows who he is and he's extremely likely to lose, therefore I can bitch about it afterwards.

What's not to like?

11/25/2006 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all so clear now!

11/25/2006 8:38 PM  

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