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By David Flack
Held at the Marriott Hotel, Huntingdon, 17-19 November
Prior to the conference – The organisation was not good our CLP and a number of others did not receive adequate notice of the submission deadlines for delegates, elections and resolution submission. The regional director insisted that notices were sent out by email to secretaries but many delegates from Essex were reporting the same issues. This probably explains why the elections to the regional board were not contested! Continue reading
Today, our Vice Chair, Sam Reed laid a wreath on behalf of the CLP at the Remembrance Sunday service held outside the Rayleigh Royal British Legion.
We remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in war.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Last night, the people spoke. Labour achieved its biggest swing in vote share across the country since 1945. Labour was not wiped out; we grew stronger in almost every seat! Jeremy Corbyn led the Labour Party to achieve a monumental feat. The Conservatives have lost their majority in Parliament and the position of whatever government we now have looks deeply uncertain as we head towards crucial Brexit talks; the most crucial thing to happen to us in recent history.
At home in Rayleigh & Wickford, we achieved great things
- The number of votes we received doubled to over 13,000.
- Our vote share grew from 12.6% to 24.3%
- We achieved the best result for Labour ever in this constituency, and before that in the old Rayleigh constituency, since 2001.
To the people of Rayleigh & Wickford: We are here. We are your opposition. We are with you. We are Labour! From Mark and the team, thank you for standing with us, from the bottom of our hearts.
Mark’s official campaign website is launching – http://markdanielslabour.com – Mark will be posting (blogging) regularly to it, giving his pledges and detailed views on all the major issues, local and national, as we run up to the election.
As well as being an informative source of information about Mark’s campaign, it offers easy ways to get in touch and features a live campaign map showing every street we’ve been leafleting and canvassing on and a growing gallery filled with pictures of Mark and our supporters as we embark on the campaign trail together, for the many!
Under the Tories people are being held back. Britain needs a government for the many not the few. But the Tories have proven that cannot be them. They have spent the past seven years giving the super-rich tax breaks, worth tens of billions, whilst working families are worse off.
Labour will build a Britain for the many not the few.
News from Rayleigh and Wickford Labour
For immediate release
Friday 5th May 2017
Labour announce Parliamentary candidate for Rayleigh and Wickford
Mark Daniels has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the Rayleigh and Wickford constituency to stand in this June’s general election.
By Dave Bodimeade.
Tony Blair is correct that we are now pursuing ‘Brexit at any cost’. It’s no contradiction to say you accept the referendum result but reserve the right to change your mind when you see the Brexit terms. Continue reading
Members of Rayleigh and Wickford CLP were out in force today in Rayleigh High Street, joining in with the nation-wide campaign to #CarefortheNHS. It was cold but we had lots of fun talking to people and distributing leaflets!
Thanks to our Vice Chair, Sam Reed’s hard work in organising a successful afternoon of leafleting, meeting and greeting people and raising awareness of the current plight that the NHS is in, especially in this part of Essex.