Lewisham Deptford Labour Party Supporting Nominations

Deptford CLP has met, cogitated and has sent in supporting nominations for Gordon Brown for Leader of the Labour Party and Hillary Benn as Deputy Leader.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to be there to hear the debate (or participate) but I’m told it was an interesting meeting.

Anyone know whether East and West have put in nominations?

For those of you not immersed in the Labour Party one of the slightly quaint parts of the leadership and deputy leadership contests are that each Constituency Labour Party can put in what’s called a “supporting nomination”.

Unlike the MP’s nominations – which determined whether the candidate gets on the ballot – these CLP nominations don’t count for much.  They certainly don’t bind anyone to vote one way or another in the actual ballot.

But by doing it Labour members get the chance to debate the merits of various candidates and give the wider party a sense of where support lies.

About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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2 Responses to Lewisham Deptford Labour Party Supporting Nominations

  1. Tom H says:

    East nominated Alan Johnson, narrowly over Benn. But clearly nobody had overwhelming support.

  2. Anon says:

    West went for Brown (overwhelming), Cruddas (narrowly over Johnson). Blears was nowhere although nominated by Jim Dowd.

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