After a summer of debate and increasingly hysterical media attention Saturdays’s result is being eagerly awaited by a local party that has recently seen full membership grow by 40% and a huge increase in the turnout at meetings.
At a Constituency Party meeting in July the party voted to nominate Yvette Cooper as Leader but the decision was very close and went to the second round of votes. The first round had seen Jeremy Corbyn gain the highest votes but only three votes separated the top three candidates in the first round. These votes reflect the broad range of positions that exist within the local party on who would be the best leader but all opinions and contributions have been respected in our discussions. This mutual respect will continue regardless of the result and when attention at the meetings has turned to issues like local and national teacher shortages and the treatment of asylum seekers in Calais it has been clear that a consensus exists on many key policy areas.
If any of our political opponents are expecting an Autumn and Winter of in-fighting within the Broxbourne Labour Party they will be disappointed. We are all very clear that the large amount of energy which has been generated must channelled into fighting the callous complacency of local Tories and the simplistic scapegoating and shameful hate-mongering of UKIP.
The next few months will be lively and we would love more of you to become part of it.
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