Where’s Robin?

16 Apr

The start of the election campaign has seen Twitter flooded with pictures of activists out doing their bit for the party. Newham’s Labour councillors have been doing their bit, in locations from East Ham to East Dunbartonshire.

ChowdhuryAyesha 2015 Apr 04

Councillors Jose Alexander, Unmesh Desai, Ayesha Chowdhury & Susan Masters in East Ham

James Beckles 2015 Apr 11

Councillors James Beckles, Aleen Alarice and Terry Paul in West Ham

WestHamLabour 2015 Mar 28

Councillors John Whitworth, Aleen Alarice, John Gray, Julianne Marriott and Neil Wilson campaigning with Mike Gapes in Ilford

Tahmina Rahman 2015 Apr 04 2

Tahmina Rahman with fellow councillors Gray and Abdulmuhit

Mwarne 2015 Apr 13

A rare sighting of Forest Gate community lead councillor Rohima Rahman campaigning in Ilford with Unmesh Desai, Jose Alexander and Stephen Timms

WestHamLabour 2015 Apr 11

Lyn Brown talking to voters in Stratford with councillor James Beckles and by-election candidate Charlene McLean

Tahmina Rahman 2015 Mar 28

Eight Newham councillors on the doorstep in Scotland: Forhad Hussain, Ellie Robinson, David Christie, Joy Laguda, Hanif Abdulmuhit, Terry Paul, Lester ‘3 jobs’ Hudson and Tahmina Rahman.

There is one highly notable absentee from these pictures. Concerned citizens and Labour activists alike have to ask, where’s Robin?

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6 Responses to “Where’s Robin?”

  1. Birdman April 16, 2015 at 13:55 #

    Perhaps Labour realise what a liability he is. One small point, Newham Labour have a very strict policy of not allowing candidates to stand if they do not help with campaigning. Does his absence mean he can’t be a candidate for the next mayoral contest?

    • law27 April 16, 2015 at 15:52 #

      What you say is true, but as Wales is a big business loving Tory, I’m sure he really couldn’t give a damn.

      And while we’re on the subject: where are the Corbetts? Crawford? Baikie? Ken Clark? Peppiatt? Furness? I could go on…

      • Birdman April 16, 2015 at 16:23 #

        Good points. Perhaps future candidates should take note and use it in evidence when they are rejected as candidates for not campaigning. To be honest, that line only seems to be used against candidates that Wales doesn’t approve of, so I was being tongue in cheek.

    • law27 April 16, 2015 at 16:43 #

      I thought you were being facetious, but I thought it was worth taking the opportunity to make the point. And you’re right, it is used as a means to get rid of undesirables.

  2. Hugh Barnard April 17, 2015 at 06:56 #

    The thing that strikes me about this is the unspoken sub-text ‘nothing to worry about in Newham, a reddish piece of string is electable there, so we’ll go on a road trip’. There’s a complacency that translates into inaction at every level.

  3. Kevin Mansell April 20, 2015 at 22:44 #

    No Mayor’s Diary and only one picture of SRW (without his ceremonial chain) What’s going on?!

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