I’m a member of the labour party. This isn’t a secret – I’m fairly left leaning and I’ve written a few times about issues that really need to be fixed (even if many of them are apply to almost all parties)
As you’ll know, The Labour party currently has a vacancy for both a Leader and a Deputy Leader. It’s also looking for a London Mayor Candidate.
All the candidates have apparently been given me email address.
This post is a collection of the things I’ve had to unsubscribe from since this started. I didn’t get a screenshot of the first few so this isn’t even the full list.
Okay, so I got a Mayoral emailand unsubscribed. That should be the end of those…
…except apparently there is a separate email list for my constituency. Okay, I can see how that happened, but I’m unsure why candidates are emailing me thought that…
Ah – I’m also subscribed to Tessa Jowell’s email list. Right. I’m unsure how exactly this happens but okay…
Okay, so I’m now unsubscribed from the ‘London Labour Party Members’ list, which is apparently different from the ‘London Party Members’ list. Presumably UKIP are on that one as well…
I struggle to even remember which campaign this was… I do remember liking that they’d bothered to change the font…
Okay… so NOT only does London have two email lists that are emailing me about the party leadership contest… but so does Hampstead and Kilburn?
I’ll say this for Hampstead and Kilburn… At least I live there. I’m a little embarrassed to tell you that I’d need a map to work out were Hornchurch & Upminster is… I’m pretty sure it’s on the end of a tube line. More relevantly, I’ve NO idea who gave them my email address….
So David Lammy had my email address….
….so did Tom Watson…
London Labour Party… I’ve seen them before… They aren’t taking the hint….
Ah… the Labour party are letting me unsubscribe from *all* of these. Excellent. That should be the end of that then….
…Except Andy Burnham, obviously.
….Okay, so now there is also a ‘London Supporters’ list to unsubscribe from. This is apparently different from the ‘London Labour Party Members’ list, which is apparently different from the ‘London Party Members’ list. Obviously. I’m starting to think that the Labour Party is becoming a bit London-centric.
…I give up. Four separate lists? For London? Four?
Labour Party fails to understand when people tell them they aren’t interested. Ironic.
Labour Party clearly aren’t telling their candidates the people who unsubscribe.
Liz Kendall! I was wondering when she’d show up. She’s clearly slow off the mark in the ‘Email everybody’ stakes
There are also the text messages….
June Sarpong? June Sarpong has my mobile number? What the hell?
To stop reading labour party election emails (I’m interested, I’m just going to look at the positions on a neutral site before I work out which I like) I have to unsubscribe from 21 different lists so far. 21. On the other hand – they have at least moved away from the clickbait awfulness that we saw last time I was moved to rant about this.