Friday, June 5, 2015

Supporting the Jeremy Corbyn campaign

I'm not, and never have been, a member of the Labour Party, but such is the need for an alternative to the current "one rule for the rich and another for the poor" austerity/austerity-lite consensus that I'm giving my support to the campaign for Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader.

The below text is adapted from a post I made to the Jeremy Corbyn for Labour Leader Facebook group...

It's so important that Jeremy gains enough nominations to enable him to participate in the leadership debates as the only anti-austerity and anti-war candidate.

Very encouraging news is that 10 MPs have already signed up to support Jeremy, but time is short to gather the additional 25 needed. However, there is cause for optimism as nearly 100 Labour MPs are still to declare their support for any candidate.

I have put together a Google Sheet (online spreadsheet) to, hopefully, aid campaigners. It lists all the Labour MPs, their constituencies, and who they have or haven't declared their support for. I invite fellow supporters to use it as best they can to support the campaign to get Jeremy onto the ballot and into those debates, where he'll provide a genuine left-wing voice that's noticeable by its absence among the other four candidates.

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