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Time to #BackCorbyn

Does the Labour Party belong to the hundreds of thousands of activists, members, supporters and affiliated trades unionists across the country?  Or is it the property of politicians in Westminster?

Labour MPs would not have been elected without the efforts of ordinary members, trudging through the streets in the rain to deliver leaflets, putting the Party’s case across on the doorstep, organising in communities, and paying their regular subscriptions.

Jeremy Corbyn was elected with a huge democratic mandate, achieving a clear majority of Party members, as well as attracting a huge number of new or returning registered supporters to the fold.   

Some right-wing MPs have never been reconciled to this democratic choice, and are now asking the Parliamentary Labour Party to overthrow the members’ choice without even consulting us.  But if the Labour Party were ever to be taken out of the hands of its members, its very existence would be called into question. 

The governance of the country is at a critical moment, as the shape of the post-Brexit negotiations becomes clear.  The future living standards of our people are at stake.  At a time when the Tories are rudderless and utterly split, Labour should be uniting behind Jeremy Corbyn to ensure that we defeat any attacks on workers’ rights, environmental protections or increased racism and xenophobia. 

We call on Labour MPs to reject any self-indulgent and divisive moves against the Party’s choice of leader.  This is OUR party and we have full confidence in Jeremy Corbyn.

Please email and tweet your Labour MP.   

We would also encourage all LRC members and supporters who are able to attend to join the #BackCorbyn Protest at Parliament at 6pm tomorrow, Monday 27, to coincide with the meeting of the PLP.

Whose party is it anyway?

Whose party is it anyway?

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