links for 2008-04-29

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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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10 Responses to links for 2008-04-29

  1. Sue Luxton says:

    Sue also said vote Ken 2, which should surely get me some brownie points with you?!

  2. Andrew Brown says:

    You say that as if I disapprove of voting for (and advising others) to vote for the party you support and are a member of. Quite the reverse.

    And anyway, isn’t Ken 2 the party line? 😉

  3. Lone Ranger says:

    Will the Green’s be in the play-off ie round 2?

  4. Sue Luxton says:

    Unlikely, only a first vote for Sian is likely to be counted, whereas either a 1 or 2 vote for Ken has equal value, as neither he nor Boris are likely to get over 50% of the vote, so his second votes will be crucial. It’s the London-wide top-up list where we are most likely to elect more Green London Assembly members. Ken couldn’t recommend a Green vote on the list, however, as we are competing with Labour for votes on that, but he has made comments along the lines of preferring to see more Greens than other parties elected via that list. Hence the ‘Vote Green on the peach paper’ post.

  5. Lone Ranger says:

    Well Ken has declared you won’t be in the top 2, by tossing you a vote that means nothing. Would it not make sense to merge with the Labour party and have power rather than just a say in the budget?

  6. ross says:

    sue – good luck for thursday

  7. Sue Luxton says:

    Thanks Ross.
    Lone Ranger – er no, because then we would lose the leverage we have to get our policies through and to green up the Labour Mayor!

  8. Andrew Brown says:

    Ross, does that mean you’ve reconsidered and will be voting?

  9. Lone Ranger says:

    I know this is cruel but there is a precedent for not casting a vote?

    July 18th 2006

    “I for example, only voted for one candidate in the (Lewisham) Mayoral election. If he hadn’t made it through to the next round other candidates wouldn’t have been cheated of my support. Rather, they’d have to assume that I’d made a decision that I would rather not give my vote to any of them.” (A. Brown)

    If you’re first choice candidate had not been on the list, you would have been spending election day with Ross?

  10. Andrew Brown says:

    I don’t think that I’ve ever not voted in an election, nationally, locally or for parent governors at my children’s school.

    It’s a bit of a sacred duty for me.

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