Saturday, 3 October 2009

Labour Leadership Battle

From today's Daily Post only three of North Wales's eleven Labour MP's and AM's have declared which candidate they favour. Two AM's Karen Sinclair and Ann Jones support the partisan uncompromising Huw Lewis whilst Albert Owen is backing Caerwyn Jones. I don't know about the remaining eight, Chris Ruane, Ian Lucas, Mark Tami, Martyn Jones, Betty Williams, Lesley Griffiths, Carl Sergeant and Sandy Mewies. I don't know whether Edwina Hart and Lesley Griffith's forthcoming visit to the Inspire Project at the Maelor Hospital in Wrecsam has any significance as to whom Lesley intends to support?

The poll at the Daily Post shows Caerwyn in the lead with 53%, Huw on 30% and Edwina on 20%. Don't suppose the furore over neurological services and the attempt to close or downgrade Llandudno Hospital will have endeared Edwina to those scarce Labour members in North Wales.

4 comments:

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Searched everywhere but can only find Andrew Davies as one of Edwina's 6 backers, who are the other 5?

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

I was wrong about Lesley Griffiths she's backing Caerwyn, can't see Lucas doing that though!

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

Sandie Mewies is backing Edwina Hart, that only leaves Carl Sergeant in North Wales who is undecided but as Chief Whip he will have a pretty good idea who will win, so who Carl supports will be the likely winner. For more go to Wales.org blog.

Plaid Gwersyllt said...

I have it on good authority that Carl Sergeant will back Caerwyn Jones...no surprise there then.
That just leaves North Wales MP's of whom only one, Albert Owen has declared his support. Who will the staunch British Unionists like Ian Lucas go for? my money is on Huw Lewis.