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Labour Candidates 2019

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Nov 16 2019 18:22
Labour Candidates 2019

Just a simple one if anybody can help...

Does anyone know how many members of the Blair/Brown government are standing in this election? I tried google to no avail but the figure must be out there somewhere?

Thanks in advance.

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Nov 18 2019 01:12

Do you mean ministers or MPs who have been outspokenly supportive of Blair and Brown?

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Nov 18 2019 09:07

Those who were MPs in the last administration really, though info on their voting/open support of the war and Brown’s fiscal shenanigans might be helpful too.

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Nov 18 2019 17:29

That would be several hundred MPs given how long the government lasted and how often it rotated out MPs. I doubt there is a comprehensive list, you could use sites like "Theyworkforyou" to see individual labour MPs voting records though.

I know a lot of the Labour Independents and the ones who went off to form TIG/become Libdems had minor roles in Blair and Browns cabinets.

The nearest Labour MP to me whose still running in this election has always been a backbencher but she was pretty close to the Blairites and very hostile to Corbyn, even tried to get members in here branch expelled last year. Don't know if she's had a change of heart.

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Nov 18 2019 17:44

And of course some of those that bailed out earlier then got plum lobs on local Labour Councils (and in the commercial world) as part of the ongoing two way gravy train!

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Nov 18 2019 19:44

There's this, which you can set to show both year of election and party affiliation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_Kingdom_MPs_by_seniority_(2017%E2%80%932019)

Copy/paste that into a spreadsheet and you should be able to get what you want. EDIT: Oh, forgot it doesn't like brackets in links, but whatever, should be simple enough to fix.

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Nov 20 2019 21:44

Thanks guys.