Posts Tagged ‘PLP leadership hustings’

PLP leadership hustings: laughometer

08/06/2010, 06:45:26 PM

We did a laugh count at last night’s PLP leadership hustings.

Tiny chuckles weren’t recorded.

To score you had to get a proper laugh from a significant portion of the room.

David Miliband  1

Ed Miliband  4

Andy Burnham  3

Ed Balls  1

Make of it what you will.

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PLP leadership hustings

08/06/2010, 03:55:32 PM

A private meeting of hundreds of MPs is not really a private meeting.  But meetings of the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) are slightly more so than entirely public gatherings.

Several MPs tweeted from yesterday’s PLP leadership hustings: John Woodcock, Rachel Reeves, Douglas Alexander and Denis MacShane, for instance.

But these were tiny snaphshots, in some cases only of their favourites.

The note below is a fuller record.  There are many public hustings to come. But the tone of the leadership cadre is always slightly different at the PLP than anywhere else.

We have provided this note for that reason.

Nominations close at 1230 tomorrow.  There are currently 42 MPs still to declare or nominate.

This is a not a transcript.  It is an amalgam of several contemporaneous notes taken for their own use by people present at the meeting.   If some candidates have more remarks recorded than others, it is because they said more things that people wrote down.


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