Labour Reformers elected around the country
The 2021 Mini General Election – Thursday 6 May
Electoral reformers did well in many case. Updating those who won and those who lost is a reality check.
East of England
Suffolk County Council LCER Chair Sandy Martin won in Rushmere in Ipswich
and Emma Bishton lost in Great Cornard Suffolk
West Northamptonshire Unitary, Daventry West was won by LCER Treasurer Ken Ritchie
In constituencies Marina Ahmad won in Lambeth and Southwark and Leonie Cooper won in Merton and Wandsworth.
On the London list: Elly Baker and Sakina Zahra Sheikh came in on the list top up whereas Murad Qureshi, James Breckles, former LCER Executive failed to be elected.
Hartlepool by-election - Dr Paul Williams former MP and LCER Sponsor.
Unfortunately one of the first results on Friday 7 May which set the tone for the weekend announcement of more optimistic result. . Who thought that a seat where the Labour MP had had to stand down, who given 10,603 to the Brexit Party in the 2019 General Election would vote for a man even if a GP.
Commiserations also to LCER Vice Chair Julie Ward who stood in Evenwood ward in Durham County elections. Simon Henig, electoral reform supporter, stood down as Leader of the Labour Group although remains a Councillor.
Andy Burnham, new convert to electoral reform, reelected as Mayor of Greater Manchester.
James Roberts former LCER Executive Greenbank
Liam Robinson Kensington and Fairfield
Steve Munby Riverside
LCER Vice Chair Duncan Enright was elected both to Oxfordshire Council Council in Witney North and East and in Witney East for the West Oxfordshire District council.
Commiserations to former LCER Admin Coordinator Catherine Arakelian in Kidlington South and Martin Stott in Kirtlington and Kidlington North
Commiserations to Lynne Armstrong, LCER Women's Officer, Felpham; Alan Butcher, Littlehampton Town; Roger Nash, Bognor East
Congratulations to the three Worthing candidates who won: Worthing East, Mrs C Baxter, Worthing Pier, Mr J M Turley, Worthing West, Dr B Cooper PR positions unknown.
Stroud Doina Cornell in Dursley Ward
Robin Layfield LCER South West in Rodborough
Commiserations to David Drew, former MP and LCER Sponsor, Farmhill & Paganhill; Mark Huband former PPC in Minchinahampton.
However David Drew won the Stroud Central seat on Gloucestershire County Council defeating Molly Scott Cato.
Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees
West of England Mayor, Dan Norris
In Bristol: Fabian Breckles won St George Troopers Hill
Commiserations to Kye Dudd in Central and to Aileen McLoughlin in Windmill Hill.
Labour dropped two MSPs but the following won and are in the new Scottish Parliament:
Anas Sarwar ex MP, Labour Leader, Glasgow
Neil Bibby West Scotland
Sarah Boyack Lothian
Daniel Johnson Edinburgh Southern constituency
Pauline McNeill Glasgow
Alex Rowley Mid Scotland and Fife
Paul Sweeney ex MP LCER Sponsor, Glasgow
Martin Whitfield (South) ex MP
Others elected, some for the first time, positions not known for definite. :
Jackie Baillie (constituency Dumbarton); Claire Baker (Mid Scotland and Fife);
Foysol Choudury (Lothian); Pam Duncan-Glancy (Glasgow);
Mark Griffin (Central); Monica Lennon (Central); Michael Matra (North East)
Carol Mochan (South); Paul O’Kane (West); Colin Smyth (South)
Mercedes Villalba (North East)
Commiserations to the following: Johanna Baxter West Scotland NEC; Stephen Curran Lothian and Glasgow Councillor; Richard McCready Dundee Councillor North East Scotland; Kevin McGregor South Scotland; Keiran O'Neill in the Constituency Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn Open Labour and L4ND
MS Member of the Welsh Senedd
Mark Drakeford First Minister Cardiff West
Alun Davies Blaenau Gwent
Julie Morgan ex MP LCER Sponsor Cardiff North
John Griffiths Newport East
Lesley Griffiths Wrexham
Jane Hutt Vale of Glamorgan
Huw Irranca-Davies Ogmore
Jenny Rathbone Cardiff Central
Others elected with a position not known for definite: Mick Antoniw Pontypridd, Hannah Blythyn Delyn, Dawn Bowden Merthyr Tydfil; Jayne Bryant Newport West; Hefin David Caerphilly; Rebecca Evans Gower; Vaughan Gething Cardiff South and Penarth; Vikki Howells Cynon Valley; Julie James Swansea West; Jeremy Miles Neath; Sarah Murphy Bridgend; Lynne Neagle Torfaen; Rhianon Passmore Islwyn;
David Rees Aberavon; Jack Sargeant Alyn and Deeside; Ken Skates Clwyd South; Lee Waters Llanelli; Buffy Williams Rhondda
Tracy Brabin MP and LCER Sponsor won to become the first West Yorkshire Mayor.
Let us know of other electoral reformers you can identify or perhaps just ask them their position.
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