Labour grassroots are fighting back
Labour deputy leadership candidate Ian Murray today said the party’s grassroots members are ‘fighting back’ and demanding change following the failure of the hard-left project.
After receiving the support of 50 Constituency Labour Party (CLP) branches across Britain, Mr Murray will hold a conference call with supporters this evening to thank them for putting change on the ballot paper.
Mr Murray is the only deputy leadership candidate who is not part of the Shadow ministerial team. Over the past three-and-a-half years he repeatedly warned the leadership that its hard-left project would leave Labour out of power.
Mr Murray, Scotland’s only Labour MP, has urged members to vote for ‘change’, not continuity, when ballots drop on February 24.
Ian Murray MP, Labour deputy leadership candidate, said:
“Grassroots Labour members across Britain are fighting back against the failed hard-left project. They have put change on the ballot paper.
“I repeatedly warned the leadership that our unbelievable policy pledges; the scourge of antisemitism in our party; concerns about our national security credentials; a top-down approach to organising and campaigning; and facing both ways on the constitution would end in disaster.
“We are now having to pick up the pieces and make Labour an electable alternative government once again.
“That starts with rejecting continuity and choosing change. I’m setting the narrative on the constitution, party reform and antisemitism – and I’m delighted others are listening.
“But the most important thing is to listen to voters in every nation and region so that we can build a broad coalition of support for Labour.”