Thursday, May 29, 2008

So can a Labour mayor run for three terms?

Here's an interesting story: BBC News: Mayor expelled from Labour Party. Martin Winter, has been seeking a third term as Mayor of Doncaster "but Labour rules do not allow someone to run for a third time".

So why is he having to go outside the party to pursue this aim, yet Ken Livingstone was put to the people of London yet again? Does Labour believe in term limits or not? Or do the rules change depending on the personality?

3 comments:

cim said...

Though the first time he stood was as an independent, so he did technically only run twice for Labour.

Paul Burgin said...

Being pedantic, for much of his first term, Ken Livingstone was Independent, not Labour

Anonymous said...

Is the answer that Doncaster Labour would be, quite frankly, very glad to see shot of Winter and the amusing diversions he has provided while in office (see Eyes passim)

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