Thursday, December 07, 2006

Putting the Lady into Ladywood?

According to the Stirrer in the Birmingham Mail tonight, Elaina Cohen has been 'appointed' as chair of that ward.

Forgive me for being pernickety, but last time I checked, officers at branch and CLP level were elected. More often than I'd like, parties are scouring the membership to find people to do the legwork involved in running a political organisation rather than having posts oversubscribed, but the membership do still have a say.

Somebody also reckons that the post of branch chair gives her authority over Sir Albert.

Technically maybe, but I'm not sure he'd see it that way.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see you haven't blogged a comment on Sir Alberts appointment to Chair of the University Hospital NHS Trust. The mail carried on with their political bias by putting it on page 50! I'd like to read your views on the dodgey selection panel!!

PoliticalHack said...

Believe me, the Evening Mail wouldn't be doing Labour any favours. I haven't blogged on it because I haven't got anything to say on it.

Some people say that he has no experience to suit him for the job, but you could argue that his years at the top of Birmingham council, working in a politically-charged environment in the largest local authority in the country are ideal qualifications to run the board. He's not being asked to make clinical decisions, just chair the board.

Was it a dodgy selection panel? A Tory councillor made similar allegations in the chamber on Tuesday and should remember that councillors don't have parliamentary privilege to protect them from legal action over slander.

Praguetory said...

Wouldn't this put Elaina in a strong position if Ladywood is an AWS selection?

PoliticalHack said...

It wouldn't hurt - but bear in mind that the Ladywood CLP would make the final decision from what is likely to be an AWS (and may yet include Lynne Jones). Elaina is only chair of a branch of the CLP. Trust me, that's a lot less powerful than you think.

Anonymous said...

Cohen lost the election for constituency chair by 11 votes to 53 and had to nominate herself after weeks of haranging members for support. Does not omen well for a stab at the parliamentary selection. Praguetory should mind his own business.

Praguetory said...

Hi Anon - Thanks for all the information. I'll go back to minding my own business now.

Anonymous said...

Yes and Cohen should go back to the tory party.You deserve each other.

Anonymous said...

Riddle me this, Riddle me that who is a very, very sore loser hint she was a fly by night nodding donkey for the tories now the west midlands Labour Party.

Answer Elaina Cohen

Riddle me, this riddle that since the nodding donkey(Elaina Cohen) is the chair of the Labour party Ladywood Ward chair could some ask the nodding donkey to resign as she is seen to be after Claire Short MP job. Yet nodding donkey is very well known to be a bully ask your contacts to look into Perry Barr Birmingham for the answers so watch this space

PoliticalHack said...

A comment has been deleted because it breached one of the few rules of the blog - potential libel.

If the poster wants to provide evidence to support the claims, then I'll look again. Please be careful - I can't afford to fight a libel defence.

harry cohen (elaina's son) said...
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mr x said...
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mr x said...

oh and that was , i see no reasons why she WOULDN'T do it again

god forbid she ever got a seat in parliament (never ever ever gona happen), can you imagine her expense report, she will be worse than that headmistress who spent all the kids money on herself, then played the victim as people had nothing but hate for her.

if people would come out of the wood works to tare these types of people down before they got a chance to do major public damage then politics would be a much celaner place

PoliticalHack said...

Mr X - feel free to post comments that aren't libellous or overly abusive. If you've got evidence, give me a shout and I'll run with it.

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mr x said...
the people need to know all these things about this woman elaina cohen, everyday she tries harder and harder to creep into people's lives, do you really want it being her who decides if your kids get better school meals ...[edited for legal reasons by administrator]

at very least, i dont see why this woman should be a making a living off tax payers money

if my posts keep on getting deleted im just going to have to open a website dedicated to this, atleast then everyone who comes in contact with her has somewhere to go for a good read and share all the terrible things she has done, i know the goat will like that

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PoliticalHack said...

Just me being cautious...

Anonymous said...

i gues elainas shagging poliical hack now. maybe she offerd him a job