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South Lakes Labour Announces its Continued Support for Jeremy Corbyn

South Lakes Labour would like to announce its continued support for Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Labour Party.
 
At a meeting held on 29th June 2016 in Kendal, members voted in favour of supporting the leadership of Corbyn.    The lively debate attracted a high number of members from across South Lakeland with members speaking passionately for both sides.  Throughout the debate there was unanimous support for the policies Corbyn stands for – such as anti-austerity, social justice and climate change.
 
The debate was prompted following a motion of no confidence by the Party’s MPs.
 
Last year, South Lakes Labour nominated Corbyn in his successful bid to become The Labour Party’s new leader following the resignation of Ed Miliband.

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commented 2016-07-16 13:25:31 +0100
Pleased to see the CLP is supporting JC
commented 2016-07-15 00:15:24 +0100
commented 2016-07-15 00:14:45 +0100
Please confirm if true. I’ve been told that the entire Brighton and Hove membership have been suspended because of an “illegal” meeting held by some of them. Being suspended they are obviously unable to vote in the forthcoming election. If true it would appear that even a “social” event could result in draconian “punishment” meted out to all members of Kendal CLP! I feel like a character in a Franz Kafka story!!! Hope this information is incorrect!!!
commented 2016-07-14 09:59:46 +0100
What is this I hear about Michael Foster and his challenge to the NEC. Because he is a donor this does not give him any more rights than other members. He has one vote like the rest of us. Or am I wrong? If anybody is interested I have been writing a personal blog since the referendum result was announced. I must stress these are my personal views but if anybody is interested in reading them they are available here: http://timogreen.blogspot.co.uk/
commented 2016-07-14 09:21:48 +0100
Why not have a “social” event at which we can discuss aspects of policy for the future such as housing, health etc?
Gordon
commented 2016-07-13 23:29:32 +0100
Thank you for all of your comments – we are monitoring both the situation and what is being said by members. The suspension of CLP meetings is disappointing as we were looking forward to welcoming everyone who has joined us over the last few weeks (we may need a bigger room soon!) We hope to have more official news over the next day or so. In the meanwhile please keep in touch with us here or via the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/southlakeslabour/ or use the Contact form under the Get Involved menu at the top of the webpage to send us a private message if you prefer.
Anne on the social media team for South Lakes Labour
commented 2016-07-13 22:21:58 +0100
Just had this forwarded to me. Was a reply to someone else at another CLP

(Message from Christine Shawcroft (NEC) : “Sorry about the 6 months freeze and the £25. We all voted against but some had had to leave the meeting by then, after 7 hours with only a cup of coffee, plus people had come back from their holidays all over the place and had to be off.I believe there will be ways round it so watch this space.”)
commented 2016-07-13 22:04:37 +0100
I’m told Central Office has informed Unite that newly joined members of Unite will not be allowed to vote. Unite`s legal team are apparently looking into this.

More importantly …. the NEC has suspended all CLP meetings until after the election. I`m aware that some CLP Meetings are having “Socials” instead but of course this means they cannot have official motions to put forward and vote on. Wallasey CLP were due to hold a vote of no confidence in Ms Eagle and several other areas were looking to do similar to their MPs who were part of what many feel was an attempted coup. These clearly will not now go ahead. Now there`s a coincidence!

These shenanigans do nothing to deter us. In fact we are now even more determined to play our part in returning the Labour Party to its democratic socialist roots. We do not want our grandchildren (or anyone else`s for that matter) to grow up in a world where lies and mendacity are accepted within our movement or where access to the political sphere is restricted to those above a certain income level.
commented 2016-07-13 20:24:07 +0100
Its disgusting and undemocratic what is happening currently £25 is a steep membership fee where are the socialist values? best choice if you want a vote join an affiliated union for instance unite works out cheaper
commented 2016-07-13 20:16:15 +0100
Same for my wife who is in the same position as the Timsons. We can afford £25 but many cannot and it strikes me as profoundly undemocratic to have to pay to vote if you are already a member.
commented 2016-07-13 20:13:08 +0100
Shocked at the latest NEC decision that members since Jan 1st will not be able to vote. When you type it out its unbelievable isn’t it? Slap in the chops for folks like Steve Timson and his wife (see below). Do we need an emergency meeting to endorse a motion condemning this madness?
commented 2016-07-06 00:38:44 +0100
My wife and I recently joined the Party (still waiting for our membership numbers etc ….. think they’re a bit busy!) largely in response to the hope engendered by Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters within the wider Labour movement. Delighted with the decision by South Lakes to continue supporting him. I reckon it’s time to become more involved ourselves so will make every effort to attend the next monthly meeting on 27th July.
commented 2016-07-05 19:02:47 +0100
I didn’t get a email for this meeting i have been meaning to go to one im glad you came out in support of corbyn i just hope he can change the PLP
commented 2016-07-05 18:55:40 +0100
I am maintaining my support for the democratically elected leader of the party. This whole issue is more than just support for one person, it is about respecting the democratic vote of the membership in a leadership election. If we undertake a leadership election by individual member ballot and then some months later allow a small group of members or MPs to overturn that result then we are undermining the fundamental principle of democracy. There is a mechanism available under party rules for challenges to the leadership but that mechanism has been ignored. If we are, as we state, a “democratic socialist party” then to maintain our credibility we must be seen to be upholding democracy and pursuing socialist policies for the benefit of the country.
commented 2016-07-05 18:43:28 +0100
Continued support for Jeremy and my wife did sign up as well in order to show her support.
commented 2016-07-01 15:11:08 +0100
Now it is time for us to get down to serious work on policy, so that we have a shared basis on which to fight the next election. It could come sooner rather than later!
commented 2016-07-01 14:35:18 +0100
I couldn’t make it to the meeting but I am delighted that we are still supporting Jeremy. I am going to discuss with my wife the possibility of her joining the party as well. Thanks for keeping me up to date.
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South Lakes Labour Announces its Continued Support for Jeremy Corbyn. http://www.southlakeslabour.org.uk/support_of_jeremy_corbyn?recruiter_id=234
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