Sharing the message to care for the NHS in Rayleigh

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!

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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.

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We nominate Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest

Tonight, following a great turnout to our nomination meeting, Rayleigh and Wickford CLP voted to nominate Jeremy Corbyn in the upcoming leadership contest.

Thank you to all the members who attended and a heartfelt welcome to the many new members who came along to their first CLP meeting!

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The results were:

  • Jeremy Corbyn – 33
  • Owen Smith – 2

How you can vote in the upcoming leadership election

There has been some confusion since the National Executive Committee (NEC) met to pass the motion of holding a leadership election last week. Much of this confusion centers around the directive passed to exclude anyone who has joined Labour since January the 12th this year.

If you have been a Labour Party member for less than 6th months (joined after the 12th of January 2016), click here to learn more and to join as a registered supporter (£25 charge applies). This option is only available until 5pm on Wednesday the 20th of July.

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NEC election polls open – cast your vote!

Rayleigh and Wickford CLP have nominated 6 candidates from the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance to stand in this year’s NEC elections:

  • Ann Black
  • Christine Shawcroft
  • Claudia Webbe
  • Darren Williams
  • Peter Willsman
  • Rhea Wolfson

Learn more about the candidates we’ve nominated.

See the list of all the candidates who are standing.

Members have started to receive their ballots by email and post. We urge you to take part in this really important election. Continue reading