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Some words from our chairman John Beresford following the recent leadership contest and reelection of Jeremy Corbyn


 

I want to address three groups of members in our constituency. I would ask those of you who are considering leaving to stay with us, and join with us in the fight against austerity, privilege and bigotry. I left the Labour Party after we entered Iraq because I was appalled that the leadership could contemplate the slaughter of civilians over what I suspected, and what turned out to be, a lie. I don’t think Jeremy Corbyn has done anything quite so appalling. I have to say that in the event of Owen Smith being democratically elected as our leader, I would still be standing here before you.

I ask those who are contemplating resignation: where do you go to fight the Tories? To the Lib Dems, with their 8-strong presence in the Commons? To UKIP, whose current leader polled 8,000 votes in their leadership election, some 332,000 less than our leader? There is no alternative – the Labour Party can be your only home if you support the principles we stand for.

I want to address those of you who hold heart-felt beliefs that you find echoed by Jeremy Corbyn. Locally, we cannot sit back and hope that the party message is absorbed by the electorate by a process of osmosis. We do have to get out there and make our presence felt. The Tories have the Daily Mail, The Sun, the Express, the Times and the Telegraph, along with an apathetic acceptance of the status quo, to spread the message in South Cambridgeshire. We have our own devices – we need to kickstart and harness them.

I want to address those of you who are staying, and are prepared to go out and argue and deliver on doorsteps. It is you to whom we look to deliver the Labour Party’s message. The media won’t do it for us. It is you who need to go out and prick the consciences of the South Cambridgeshire electorate, to tell them that they can afford more of their income to pay for social services in the county, to pay for Mental Health care, to pay for decent schools for all our children.

 

Going forward in South Cambs

Some words from our chairman John Beresford following the recent leadership contest and reelection of Jeremy Corbyn  

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At a recent South Cambs candidate nomination meeting in Sawston Labour members voted to support Jeremy Corbyn in the party's upcoming leadership contest.

The meeting at Sawston Free Church was well attended, and heard from speakers arguing for both Mr Corbyn and challenger Owen Smith. In the end 35 voted for Corbyn and 25 voted for Smith.

The attendance and the strength of debate illustrate just how strong the current constituency Labour Party is in South Cambs, with its highest membership ever and more and more people coming forward to volunteer and do their bit.

Supporting Jeremy Corbyn

At a recent South Cambs candidate nomination meeting in Sawston Labour members voted to support Jeremy Corbyn in the party's upcoming leadership contest.

(This post has been edited after it was first published) 

Following the NEC decision to include Jeremy Corbyn’s name on the Labour Leadership ballot paper South Cambridgeshire CLP is holding a Leadership Nomination Meeting at Sawston Free Church, Sawston on Tuesday, 26 July at 7.30pm. 

The meeting will hear arguments in support of all the Labour leadership candidates - currently Jeremy Corbyn, Angela Eagle and Owen Smith - before a members debate and vote.
All members are welcome and all views will be respected and listened to.
All members will receive an email with further details - if you have not had one please get in touch.

EGM on Jeremy Corbyn's leadership

(This post has been edited after it was first published)  Following the NEC decision to include Jeremy Corbyn’s name on the Labour Leadership ballot paper South Cambridgeshire CLP is holding...

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