The narrow Blairite base of Liz Kendall

Labour nominees

Very interesting chart from Jonathan Jones (@JJ_159), plotting MPs votes in the 2010 leadership election against their nomination behaviour in 2015.

Note that Liz Kendall has very few nominations from outside the camp of MPs who voted for David Miliband, suggesting that she would be a very divisive leader.

The broad spread of nominations for Corbyn perhaps reflects those like Sadiq Khan who will not vote for him, but wanted him on the ballot paper.

However, it is bad news for Andy Burnham that his pitch to be the unifying candidate seems to be shared equally with Yvette Cooper

23 comments on “The narrow Blairite base of Liz Kendall

  1. No to EU on said:

    Do you think?

    Corbyn , won’t , I feel play well with the general public. Though his brother seems very sound on climate change. It is a bit back to the eighties stuff. Beards and tweeds you know.

    Miss Kendall looks like she could be a vote winner

  2. Vanya on said:

    Interesting. I note that my MP, Gerald Kaufman, didn’t nominate anyone. He refused to nominate Jeremy, although he did have positive things to say about him regarding the Middle East, but didn’t say why not.

  3. Andy Newman on said:

    The question the left needs to consider, is do we actually want Jeremy to win.
    Because without the electoral college, and parity of member votes with supporters, then it is possible

  4. John Grimshaw on said:

    I think I’m having a thick moment. Let me get this right. So on the left are the candidates now and on the top are the candidates from 2010? So you go across and you find your MP lets say and this shows who they nominated last time and who they nominated this time? So my MP. Rushanara Ali, nominated Corbyn this time? Have I got this right?

  5. John Grimshaw on said:

    So assuming I’ve understood this table? Last time Ali nominated David Milliband and now she’s nominated Corbyn?

  6. Andy H on said:

    John Grimshaw:
    So assuming I’ve understood this table? Last time Ali nominated David Milliband and now she’s nominated Corbyn?

    That’s what the table says, yes. From what I read a number of his nominators don’t support him but wanted to get him on the ballot ‘so his views could be part of the debate’. She may be in this camp, but don’t know – bet her reason for nominating him is on her twitter feed

  7. Matty on said:

    John Grimshaw,

    Yes, that’s exactly right. Also interesting that Kendall got the fewest noms from the new intake, thus undermining her claim to be the freshest candidate.

    By the way, if not a party member, you can vote for Corbyn for as little as £3 (or for free if you are in a Labour affiliated trade union)
    http://support.labour.org.uk/

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  9. Andy Newman on said:

    Matty: interesting that Kendall got the fewest noms from the new intake, thus undermining her claim to be the freshest candidate.

    She also got the lowest proportion of nominees from BAME MPs, make of that what you will, given her remarks about prioritising the education of white children

  10. Sam64 on said:

    Matty,

    Here’s the link for UNITE members, I just sent it to my partner: http://www.unitetheunion.org/campaigning/unitepolitics/your-party-your-voice/

    Anybody else out there who is kind of thinking of joining the Labour Party, but half feels that the fact that they haven’t got around to signing up online since they (mainly) made up their mind to do so is, in itself, reason perhaps not to do so? If something is worth doing it’s worth doing properly or not at all sort of thing. Or a feeling that they’ll just pay the subs and that’ll be it.

    If that’s sort of you, that’s me.

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  12. John grimshaw on said:

    Thanks everyone for helping me with this blind spot. I assume indeed that Ali must be a “I won’t vote for Corbyn but we want a debate MP” because politically as far as I can see she is largely anonymous.

  13. P Spence on said:

    Could Jeremy be the man in the White suit; incorruptible clean hands; who speaks truth to power; the man who could enthuse the party; and a disillusioned country. I’d love to see him up against Boris the Roman.

  14. nattyfoc on said:

    Matty:
    John Grimshaw,

    Yes, that’s exactly right. Also interesting that Kendall got the fewest noms from the new intake, thus undermining her claim to be the freshest candidate.

    By the way, if not a party member, you can vote for Corbyn for as little as £3 (or for free if you are in a Labour affiliated trade union)
    http://support.labour.org.uk/

    And 15 million Daily Mirror readers will be advised of that and very many will take up the option which to me means its game over Jeremy will annihilate the tory clones that make up the rest of the candidates …………………and of course the LRC will be handing out leaflets explaining exactly that at the Anti Austerity demo on Saturday where Jeremy is speaking ………………………its a walk over !

  15. nattyfoc on said:

    Matty:
    nattyfoc,

    Why do you need to take the piss?What’s your plan?

    i wasn’t aware i was extracting the Urine sunshine?

    My plan vote Corbyn …………………….quite simple really !

  16. Matty on said:

    nattyfoc,

    Blimey, in that case I admire your optimism but I don’t think it will be that easy. For a start, I doubt that there are 15 million Mirror readers (maybe it’s a typo). There are 1.5 million daily online Mirror browsers from this – http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/metro-and-mirror-double-online-readership-mail-online-hits-record-146m-monthly-browsers
    I am not sure that the Mirror is going to encourage its readers to sign up to Labour on a big scale.

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