If you have read earlier reports here you will know that Andy Burnham has been my choice from day one and has received my first preference vote.
Voting papers dropped through my door Monday but I opted to follow the easy instructions and voted online.
It was quick, more convenient and as the Labour bumf explained costs the Labour Party less money.
If you believe that Labour is swimming in Union cash think again and stop reading Rupert Murdoch's and other right-wing publications.
Compared to the over-funded Conservatives the Labour Party is a poor relation. That is because Labour's policies and politicians by and large work for the good of all but particularly the poor and vulnerable of the U.K.
These supporters are not able to throw thousands of pounds at the party in effect purchasing government.
If you are still deciding who to vote for in the leadership race you have until noon Thursday September 10 to make up your mind and vote.
Don't dither too long though.
If you vote online it is in my opinion a much easier process though it will not be available to all.
The vote here in Hull includes:
For me that person is neither Jeremy Corbyn, nor the candidate flagging behind in last position Liz Kendall.
Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham have the right political credentials to lead the Labour party back to victory but for me it is Andy who will get my vote.
Cooper's links, married to former Labour Chancellor Ed Balls, do not sit comfortably with me.
But as a true Labour supporter I will back whoever the majority decide should lead the party, unless it is sidetracked in which case I will bow out and join the thousands of others in the U.K. who just do not bother to vote.
The problem right now is individuals with their own political agendas, members of the Greens, Ukip and the Socialist Worker party signing up as Labour supporters to control the vote; some of course for all the wrong reasons
Jeremy Corbyn's team have been able to raise plenty of funds and have already launched campaigns on social media. Aged 66 Corbyn will be 72 come the 2020 General Election. It seems incongruous that a seasoned politician like Corbyn is being called 'new and refreshing' when in truth he must surely be old hat?
If like me you are supporting Andy Burnham, do not want Jeremy Corbyn to win or are still undecided read the following from the Andy Burnham team;
Registered supporters are a new category of voter in this Leadership Election. They are people who share Labour’s values, so they are given an opportunity to take part in decisions relating to the Party.
Alternatively, you can sign up online by clicking here.
If you haven’t yet read Andy’s manifesto, you can do so here.
But if you want to have a vote get a move on as the deadline is almost here!
Related at NEWTEKWORLDNEWS:
Andy Burnham leadership manifesto for a better Britain
But, in our insecure, modern world, for far too many people, these dreams are dying.
Opinion: Burnham is the one candidate that has broad appeal, in the north and the south, who can help the Labour Party formulate policies which will win the 2020 General Election.
The above is only a small part of his manifesto in the leadership campaign.
Check it out in full here and share your opinion with the #andy4leader team.
Balls has criticised Miliband for his seemingly anti-business stance in the run up to the election but deciding to finally speak out now is terrible timing.
His wife Yvette Cooper is part of the leadership race and those who see her as 'just another Blairite' may not like his criticism of Mr. Miliband.
A little over a week ago former Labour P.M. Tony Blair stepped into the leadership debate but as we reported Tony Blair is the kiss of death to any Labour hopeful. One thing we, the Labour Party, are good at is tearing each other apart publicly. This time though we are being helped along by those in the right-wing media looking to scupper the leadership race and those who have a vested interest in a failing Labour party.
It seems we have learned nothing from the May 2015 defeat; social media campaigns to promote Labour and oust the Tories did little to unseat the Conservatives.
The Tory campaign has big money and big business backing it and will always be able to afford a slicker election campaign.
But Labour has its roots and ideas in ordinary communities, town, cities, rural areas and people of the U.K.
And we should never forget that the four leadership candidates Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn are all standing to lead the Labour party. Their individual vision may vary but WE are all Labour.
Yes we need a strong Labour leader but it must be one with mass appeal, able to unite the party and to implement compassionate politics and able to win in 2020 or we face years of Tory misrule.
All the four candidates have something to offer the electorate but for me Andy Burnham remains the man able to unite the party and win the next general election.
The rest may or may not have political success but for this writer the time for taking a chance has passed and Andy Burnham will get my vote for leader and Prime Minister of the U.K.
He has the right track record as a Labour M.P and will work for the good of all.
Why it is still #andy4leader for me
I worked locally assessing housing and council benefit claims for around seven years, having been a recipient years earlier, before working around 13 years for the NHS ahead of retiring.
Born and raised in a small two up two down property, playing on WWII bomb-sites as a kid, and with a Dad with unrecognised PTSD childhood was a happy but sometimes difficult time and in no way privileged.
Education included old Victorian school buildings and a brand spanking new Comprehensive School for which I am thankful. That last school offered the chance for examination success which I grabbed with both hands.
Living as an adult again in a two-up two down property with an outside loo and no bathroom I was happy to live in a council property for around nine years; that seemed such luxury back then. With a lot of effort we were able to buy our own small property in our thirties and no it was not a council property.
In the 50s and 60's it was a time when most ordinary people had little and before the politics of greed came into play big-time.
The rollercoaster of life has certainly had its ups and downs and although we now live in a modest three bed roomed property which we own I can well remember my early days and young married life.
Prime Ministers have come and gone -
Labour party leaders like Michael Foot and Neil Kinnock came and went but failed to gel with the electorate.
But the stats illustrate that people do or rather have had the stomach for a Labour government in the past and they probably will again.
With a glut of political parties in the UK in 2015, some to the extreme right or left, and some nationalistic like the SNP, Labour support has fell but it can increase again.
The Internet has put a different spin on politics and elections in the West but that goes across political parties; Labour have always been more successful after long years of painful Tory rule; when people have been backed so far into a corner they are desperate for change.
That started to happen again with the Conservative Liberal Democrat coalition government but will be more intense now we have a fully fledged Tory government in office until at least 2020.
Who will be there ready to offer desperate people hope in politics as a representative of the Labour party? For me only one candidate is up for that job and it is Andy Burnham.
From the Guardian Saturday: "Jeremy Corbyn calls for party unity after warning from rival Andy Burnham. Labour leadership frontrunner responds to accusation that his supporters risk splitting party by calling for ‘debate embracing all members’."