PunditsGuide concludes her top notch NDP leadership coverage with the vote breakdown of advance and in-person ballots. White Nathan Cullen “won” the convention vote, Mulcair had enough support among advanced voters that he could have dropped his pants and sung La Marseillaise during his Friday night speech, and likely still carried the day.
So the . . . → Read More: CalgaryGrit: Mulcair’s win was inevitable…but was it predictable?
Thomas Mulcair is the second ever NDP leader of the opposition after a four ballot victory yesterday morning…and afternoon…and evening.
Although Brian Topp was seen as the establishment candidate and was hyped as the early favourite, we shouldn’t be surprised that Mulcair came out on top. Since his Outremont by election win in 2007, everyone . . . → Read More: CalgaryGrit: Mulcair Triumphs
The NDP crowns its next leader tomorrow, and the best we can do at this point is narrow the field down to 5 possible winners. That’s a far cry from September when the Brian Topp juggernaut was described as Martinesque.
I made my “secret Liberal memo” endorsements earlier this month, and my opinion hasn’t changed . . . → Read More: CalgaryGrit: Final NDP Power Rankings
Last month I looked at how NDP leadership candidates stacked up on various metrics, in a mostly futile attempt to handicap the race. With the Dippers’ vote a week away, here are the updated Power Rankings (click to view):
MPs: Despite losing an MP to Brian Topp this week, Mulcair continues to dominate with . . . → Read More: CalgaryGrit: NDP Leadership Power Rankings
Ballots have arrived to thousands of NDP members, who now have until March 24th to vote for a leader.
Originally, the field reminded me a lot of the 2006 Liberal leadership race, with the role of the establishment front runner lacking elected experience played by Brian Topp, the polished veteran who wore different colours provincially . . . → Read More: CalgaryGrit: The Dippers Vote
According to Postmedia, NDP membership numbers have “skyrocketed“:
NDP memberships skyrocket heading into leadership vote
OTTAWA — The number of NDP members has increased by about 50 per cent in the past few months, a sign that interest is rising as the party approaches its leadership vote next month.
In all, there are 128,351 members . . . → Read More: CalgaryGrit: The Orange Trickle