Broadland CLP nominated Angela Rayner for Deputy Leader. The folowing is her official statement. I will publish any other information that she or her team send me.
“I’m standing because I want to offer socialism that’s rooted in real people’s lives. By uniting,we can hold the Tories to account and challenge their cuts, privatisation, and
environmental failure. But we can go further – using our collective strength to support communities under attack, and rebuild trust in our Party.
From the day I joined a trade union as a care worker and teenage mum, I’ve understood the power of politics to change lives. As a union rep, then MP and Shadow Education Secretary, I’ve devoted my life to our movement. I have learned to fight – and win.
I know a Labour government can be won by positive, member-led movements, delivered in a way that people understand and trust.
That means learning the lessons of those defeats, listening to our members and supporters, and working together to win back power. To me, that’s what collective
leadership is about. If we don’t reverse the long-term trends that led to four successive election losses, and convince people to join us on that journey, we face irrelevance.
Having never finished school myself, I was humbled to develop Labour’s National Education Service and proud to fight for free education, from cradle-to-grave. As we begin the long fight back, I’ll be campaigning alongside you every step of the way. Our membership and leadership, united in positive co-operation and action, can and must forge a path back to power.
That’s my pitch to you: common sense socialism, community campaigning, and fighting to win.”
I received the following email from Angela Rayner:
From: Angela Rayner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2020 3:54 PM
Subject: Thank you for your nomination
Please accept a huge ‘thank you’ from me for your CLP’s nomination – to have support from so many CLPs and affiliates right across the Party gives me real hope that if I’m elected on April 4th, we can unite to win again, and get on with taking on the Government.
It would also be really helpful if you could let your CLP know that you’ve nominated me, if you haven’t done so already. You’re not allowed to use your CLP data to canvass for candidates, but you can let members know who the CLP nominated. My team have suggested how it could look below.
Thank you again, and please do pass on my thanks to everyone who attended the meeting.
Wording to send to members that are in rule:
I am writing to let you know that our Constituency Labour Party has nominated Angela Rayner to be Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
Angela has asked me to write to say ‘thank you’ to all who attended, and for the support. If you would like to find out more about Angela’s campaign you can do so here: www.angelaraynerfordeputy.com or here www.facebook.com/AngelaRaynerMP/.