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Jim Dowd stands down as local MP in election
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hillview


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Post: #1
20-04-2017 12:22 PM

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The number of Labour MPs standing down at the election reached eight last night as Jim Dowd signalled his departure from a safe Labour seat in London.

http://labourlist.org/2017/04/jim-dowd-b...ns-career/

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Erekose


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Joined: May 2010
Post: #2
21-04-2017 09:13 PM

End of an era.

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Perryman


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Joined: Dec 2006
Post: #3
22-04-2017 07:47 PM

With such short notice to appoint the next Labour candidate before the election, I wondered if a local councillor might be interested/considered.
But only Paul Bell from the Telegraph Hill ward spoke at the save Forest Hill School rally at Mayow Pk today. And he spoke well.

Sure some might have other important business, but all of them?
If Labour councillors cannot get motivated to offer support when a secondary school in their own ward/area is in difficulty then you start to wonder what they are there for at all. Poor show.

Thanks and good luck to Jim Dowd.

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hillview


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Post: #4
24-04-2017 01:54 PM

The candidates for his replacement:

Kevin Bonavia
Ibrahim Dogus
Jane East
Ian Kearns
Ellie Reeves
Christian Wolmar

http://labourlist.org/2017/04/lewisham-w...-official/

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Perryman


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25-04-2017 05:26 PM

Who should we wish for (assuming they then go on to win...) if we want someone reasonably focussed on local issues, will stand up to Corbyn whenever he sides with the Tories on a hard Brexit, but is not going to keep sniping at him when he is fighting against austerity?

This post was last modified: 25-04-2017 05:27 PM by Perryman.

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Perryman


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Post: #6
26-04-2017 11:42 PM

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Barrister Ellie Reeves, a former member of Labour’s NEC and wife of MP John Cryer, will stand in Lewisham West and Penge.

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