Deputy Leadership result:
any chance of publishing the actual number of votes?
Credit to LabourList for publishing the detailed figures which I have not seen elsewhere.
(Some of us political geeks are interested in this stuff).
To me, it is encouraging for Labour that under the curious electoral system, Anas Sarwar won the Deputy Leadership despite the majority of the Affiliates voting for Ian Davidson.
To be blunt, Anas is tomorrow’s man, and Ian is yesterday’s man.
I’m more than happy it’s not Davidson for depute because he has so much less than pleasant baggage. Anas has no baggage but little experience and is part of the Sarwar dynasty and I feel a bit uneasy about that whole family connections thing. IMO it’s the Labour equivalent of the internship issue
Hamish – agreed, although what would be more interesting would a list of actual votes cast, including a tolat – any chance of seeing that published?
Did anyone get the actual numbers?
Do you know if there is to be a breakdown of votes per affiliate and CLP, as there was for the UK Leadership elections last year?
I agree. Much more information was released to support the percentage figures in the UK leadership election: a detailed breakdown by MP/MEP, CLP, and affiliated organisation. It looks bad not to release equivalent data now – Angus Robertson is already tweeting about ‘what have they got to hide’ and
asking if any journos have the data [http://twitter.com/MorayMP].
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