I’m girding my loins for the forthcoming elections.
A few snippets….more to follow
The commitment by ordinary Labour members to supporting their shower in the elections is in significant decline. Even been heard that many Rotherham Labour members will be working for Labour in Sheffield (in rehearsal for the 2015 fight against Clegg), rather than working for their local duffers.
While not actively supporting UKIP many LP members are sitting back, believing that a UKIP victory is the only means of cleansing the Rotherham party. Then planning a reformed Labour Party with new Leadership in 2015.
Key members of the Labour Group are acting to clamp down on debate within the local party committees as they can’t trust members to toe their line.
Serious concerns are being expressed about some candidates breaking the rules on postal & proxy voting. Something known to be done before, but being even more extreme in 2014 elections and thereby more risky.
Some private polling by the local Party indicates that over three quarters of the seats in 2014 are in serious danger of being lost.