Saturday, 28 July 2007

Majority vote AGAINST Lambeth ALMO!

Here are the actual figures provided by the Electoral Reform Society (the most important question as opposed to the leading questions that precede it):

Question 4

Would you support setting up an ALMO for Lambeth to deliver these improvements?

Total number of eligible voters: 30,986

Total number of votes received: 8,385

Overall rate of participation: 27.1%

Total number of spoilt/blank ballot papers: 107

Therefore, total number of valid votes counted: 8,278


Number voting Yes: 3,518 (42.5% of the valid vote)

Number voting No: 3,362 (40.6% of the valid vote)

Number voting Don’t Know: 1,398 (16.9% of the valid vote)

TOTAL 8,278 (100% of the valid vote)

Perhaps Lambeth Council are using a different number system to the rest of us, but I make 40.6% ('No' votes) plus 16.6% ('Don't Know' votes) a total of 57.5%. The 'Yes' votes are therefore a minority of votes cast.

Lambeth's spin doctors are simply lying when they claim majority support for their ALMO scheme.

Lambeth DCH will be campaigning to get the actual result out to residents and to prove to the Government (the DCLG) that residents do not support the ALMO.

Thanks to our supporters for delivering our leaflets and carrying the arguments against the ALMO and for direct investment in Council housing. We fight on.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Can you help with canvassing?

Teams of Lambeth residents will be going around the estates below over the coming days, encouraging tenants to use their vote and say NO to ALMO!

If you haven't been canvassing before, there's nothing to be frightened of! You'll be paired up with someone more experienced until you feel confident enough to approach people on your own. The reception we've had so far on doorsteps is that residents welcome us with open arms and are glad to hear the truth about ALMOs.

Please call Steve on 07944 293854 or email and let us know which days you'll be able to come along!

Wed 4th 6pm
Tulse Hill Estate, Brixton

Thur 5th 6pm
China Walk Estate, Kenningon

Fri 6th 6pm
Notre Dame Estate, Clapham

Sat 7th 11am
St Matthew's Estate, Brixton

Sun 8th 11am
Portobello Estate, Norwood

Mon 9th 6pm
Vauxhall Gardens Estate

Tue 10th 6pm
Streatham Hill Estate

Wed 11th 6pm
William Bonney Estate, Clapham

Thu 12th 6pm
Fenwick Estate, Stockwell

Fri 13th 6pm
Deronda Estate, Norwood

Sat 14th 11am
Canterbury Gardens Estate, Brixton

Sun 15th 11am
Westbury Estate, Clapham