Stuart McCann and Jackie Walker with Jeremy Corbyn on September 3rd in Ramsgate, when over 2,500 attended an open air event to hear Jeremy's passionate speech for jobs, homes and the NHS – taking on the fight in the heart of UKIP territory.
Blow for Hull MP Alan Johnson as local party back Jeremy Corbyn.
Labour supporters in Alan Johnson’s Hull West and Hessle constituency have given their backing to Jeremy Corbyn. Members who attended a meeting of the constituency party last night voted 48-7 in favour of a motion supporting the embattled Labour leader.
NEC member Darren Williams reports on that momentous meeting
The NEC meeting held on 12 July (my first since taking over from Ken Livingstone) was probably one of the most contentious and closely watched in the Party’s history. It was called at 24 hours’ notice and had one substantive item of business: the party leadership election, which had been prompted by Angela Eagle’s announcement the day before that she had secured the 51 nominations needed to run. Concerns were expressed over the lack of notice – which meant that some people had to travel long distances very quickly in order to attend - and the fact that Jeremy himself had apparently been kept in the dark about the meeting until the last minute.
Supporting nominations for Jeremy
You may have read or heard that all local Labour Party meetings have been cancelled for the duration of the leadership contest. That is not correct. We are entitled to hold meetings for Supporting Nominations for leader and for LP Conference business.
Challenging times ahead...
The worst case scenario looms on the horizon. Unable to get a Brexit deal through the House of Commons, the Tories may go for an early election.
ANY HOPE THAT THE LABOUR PARTY would be able to unite behind Corbyn in 2017 to take on the Tories was dashed before Christmas when perennial whinger Jamie Reed quit Parliament to spend more time with the huge sums of money he’ll earn from the nuclear industry. He’s now been followed by Tristram Hunt, who will be parachuted into the Victoria and Albert Museum, having previously been parachuted into Stoke-on-Trent Central.