Posts Tagged ‘NDP Leadership Race

NDP Leadership Convention: The numbers

- March 23rd, 2012

I’m in Toronto this weekend to cover the NDP leadership convention.

There are 130,000 people eligible to vote. The party has just announced that 55,659 ballots were cast ahead of time using the preferential ballot. The balance will be cast in real-time during each round of voting. The first round of voting begins tonight at 5 pm EDT. The results from the first ballot will be announced Saturday morning at 1000 EDT. (We’ll have all the results live on Sun News Network)

There is an army of media here. The party says nearly 700 “media” credentials have been provided.

And there is also an army of New Democrats here: 4,212 registered delegates at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Back and forth with the NDP leadership race

- March 14th, 2012

A few interesting developments today in the NDP Leadership race:

  • Leadership candidate Martin Singh is telling his supporters that after marking him as number one on the preferential ballot being used in the race, they should mark rival Thomas Mulcair as number two. This comes after a week in which the Brian Topp Read more…

NDP Leadership hopeful Martin Singh: “We’re getting support from all quarters”

- February 15th, 2012

There ‘s no getting around it: Martin Singh is “the outsider” in the NDP leadership race. He’s never held office. He’s never been in party establishment’s “inner circle.” But he’s raised more than $50,000 from supporters by year-end (MP Niki Ashton had raised just $10,000) and you wouldn’t know he’s not had practice as a politician if you’ve seen him in any of the debates. Read more…

The Topp campaign responds to the Dewar poll

- February 13th, 2012

Earlier today, the Paul Dewar campaign released an internal poll of NDP supporters which purported to show that, on the first ballot of the NDP Leadership campaign, Thomas Mulcair would come in first with about one in four voters. Brian Topp would finish fifth.

The Topp campaign released this e-mail which campaign manager Raymond Guardia sent around in the wake of the Dewar campaign release (This if formatted as I received it): Read more…

Dewar campaign release: Mulcair leads in the NDP Leadership Race

- February 13th, 2012

It may seem odd for one candidate to release a poll that shows that candidate to be trailing in a particular political race. But I think the Paul Dewar Campaign wanted to show a couple of things by releasing poll data which shows Dewar to be in third spot when it comes first-place spot on the preferential ballots of NDP voters though he is in first spot when it comes to second-choice on that preferential ballot. Read more…