If you’ve yet to decide your vote, I reckon Labour could do a lot worse than a Deputy Leader with an ability to laugh at herself.
Last night’s nomination meeting Rochford & Southend East Constituency Labour Party is, by a long way, the fullest I’ve seen the Labour Hall in Southend. 43 people, in all, turned out to make the decision for who we, as the local Party, should nominate for the leadership and deputy leadership race.
This is a group of like-minded Southend Labour members, who believe that Stella Creasy’s community-based, grassroots approach to campaigning is exactly what the party needs. These are the same techniques which we have used to great effect in Southend, why we are now part of the administration running Southend Council, and how we held our own in a disastrous general election for Labour.
So like, follow, and let’s get Stella elected as the next Deputy Leader of the Labour Party.
Last week I blogged about the importance of being able to win elections, and win power, if you want to make a difference.
I am a campaigner. An activist. When it comes to politics, I am most comfortable on the doorstep (Or behind a keyboard -Ed). Interactions with people are where the difference is made, where the fight is won.
So naturally that is what informs my choice for the new Labour leader and deputy leader.
That is why I am backing Stella Creasy for deputy leader.