West Yorkshire Mayoral Elections: coordinated spoiling!

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tellmetologoffIamaMNaddict Wed 21-Apr-21 23:16:30

Just wanted to see if anyone else was planning to spoil their ballot in the mayoral election? I am pretty set on spoiling as I don't think it is a wasted vote (since candidates have to check all the spoiled ballots). My current plan is to spoil with "#labourlosingwomen" so Tracey and her agent Alex know they lost my vote by refusing to sign the Labour Women's Declaration. Open to alternatives if anyone wants to do a coordinated response but we need to be quick as postal votes are going out soon.

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Beamur Thu 22-Apr-21 07:46:22

I'm in West Yorkshire. What is Tracey like in terms of her support for women generally?

tellmetologoffIamaMNaddict Thu 22-Apr-21 09:43:30

I don't know much about her other than she kept texting me during the selection asking for my vote but ignored multiple requests to sign the declaration. Her agent is Alex Sobel who calls womens bigots for wanting their own spaces. She hasn't said she disagrees.
I want to send a message to Labour. I am not doing it in the council elections as my Green councillor has said he supports single sex spaces so I will take him at his word. Elections are single issue for me now. I understand why others might disagree

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WYorksGCTemp Thu 22-Apr-21 13:51:35

Alex Sobel is my MP and has said on Twitter (on a thread promoting Tracey Brabin!!!) that women should not have single-sex prisons and other spaces, and then added that Labour don't want the tainted votes of our sort. Therefore I will not be voting Labour, nor LD nor Green. The right-wing nut job parties will also not be getting my vote.

It looks like I will be spoiling my ballot, but I did wonder about voting for the Yorkshire Party, as the candidate has promised to end red light districts in Yorkshire (he specifically referred to Holbeck and how women and schoolchildren feel unsafe there).

Thoughts?

Congressdingo Thu 22-Apr-21 14:59:09

Ooh if we can coordinate I'm in. Just tell me what to put. I was planning on not bothering even to vote cos it's a ballache for me to get to my station, but if enough of us are willing then it wont be a waste of a vote.

PennineSpring Thu 22-Apr-21 15:13:11

What is Tracey like in terms of her support for women generally?

Pronouns in bio on Twitter says it all.
I got the mayoral candidate through the post and apart from TB the rest are all men! I may have to spoil too. There wasn’t a candidate I could happily vote for.

Aposterhasnoname Thu 22-Apr-21 15:15:30

Tracy is currently my mp, I emailed her about the proposed gender recognition act changes a couple of years ago asking where she stood and got the predictable TWAW response back.

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Warmduscher Thu 22-Apr-21 15:21:22

Can I be a pain and derail for a moment?

I’m moving to Leeds next month. Starting from scratch with my social life! If any of you lovely women can point me in the direction of GC groups I can join (tried to find Leeds Resisters but they’re only on Twitter) I would be forever grateful!

As you were smile

tellmetologoffIamaMNaddict Thu 22-Apr-21 16:03:23

Warmduscher

Can I be a pain and derail for a moment?

I’m moving to Leeds next month. Starting from scratch with my social life! If any of you lovely women can point me in the direction of GC groups I can join (tried to find Leeds Resisters but they’re only on Twitter) I would be forever grateful!

As you were smile

I am not massively involved but know people who are so will try to get info.

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PreachyGreen Thu 22-Apr-21 18:06:33

Are there going to be hustings for this? Will the tricky questions get asked?

tellmetologoffIamaMNaddict Thu 22-Apr-21 18:10:51

PreachyGreen

Are there going to be hustings for this? Will the tricky questions get asked?

I think hustings are usually organised by interest groups. Shame so many women's groups have been captured :-(. I am not on FB but assume candidates will share details of hustings there? I did submit a question to the Labour party selection hustings but of course it wasn't picked

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Warmduscher Thu 22-Apr-21 18:23:57

I am not massively involved but know people who are so will try to get info.

Thank you! smile

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