I’m a little bit freaked out that the Labour party have been quite so… open about their leadership election votes.
It’s this way that we know that Milliband, D won a majority of votes from parliamentarians and Labour members, and Milliband, E edged ahead thanks to Union votes from signed up union members like, erm, Lib Dem MP John Hemming.
And it’s a little bit fascinating.
Here’s how Nottingham’s Labour MPs voted:
Graham Allen – DM 1, EM 2 – didn’t use all his votes, didn’t back the winner – what with working with the EVIL ALLIANCE to try and see his early intervention project through to completion, is his influence on the wane in the Labour party?
Lilian Greenwood – well, what a trooper, there’s someone who knows how AV really works. She used all of her votes – 5 (Abbott) 3 (Balls) 4 (Burnham) 2 (DM) 1 (EM). Full marks to Lilian, you backed a winner!
Chris Leslie – 5 (Abbot) 1 (Balls) 4 (Burnham) 2 (DM) 3 (EM) – oh, my goodness, how exciting! The only thing he and Lilian agree with (apart from sharing a constituency office, of course) is who they DON’T wan running the party. Leslie can count to five too, another promising sign.
Glenis Wilmott – oh dear! Another one who can’t count to five. Just voted Dave 2, Ed 1. Still at least she got it the right way round!
|Constituency||Abbott||Balls||Burnham||Milliband D||Milliband E||Spoiled||Cast||Issued||Turnout|
|Nottingham East CLP||27||33||25||152||75||1||313||538||58.2%|
|Nottingham North CLP||8||28||13||73||42||0||164||210||78.1%|
|Nottingham South CLP||28||27||16||112||72||0||255||373||68.4%|
What to make of that? Apart from all three CLPs backing David and being thwarted. Lots of members compared to the Lib Dems, but looking a little thin Oop North. Admirably few spoiled ballots. Interesting balance of members East cf South, would never have guessed that.
But why, Labour, why? Why publish all this information?!