Labour in Norfolk:
2015 General ElectionOur Parliamentary candidates and their teams delivered more leaflets, knocked on more doors, made phone calls to more voters and had more doorstep converstions than ever before, but in spite of all that only one, Clive Lewis in Norwich South, became an MP. As Mohammed Ali once said, 'You never get knocked out by a punch you see coming', and the result of this election was not what most of us expected.
Around 33% of registered voters in Norfolk didn't vote (213,000) and a considerable number of people never even registered. Only 43% of 18 - 24 year olds voted.The total vote for Labour in the nine Norfolk and Norwich constituencies was 101,085, whereas the total Tory vote was 200,027. More voters (265,327) voted non-Tory than for the winning party.
It is hugely encouraging, though, that all constituency parties in Norfolk and across the Uk are seeing a big rise in new members and returning members.
You can read about the candidates for Leader and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party at www.labour.org.uk/leadership
The Leadership candidates are: Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham.
The Deputy Leadership candidates are: Ben Bradshaw, Stella Creasy,Angela Eagle, Caroline Flint and Tom Watson.
All members, registered supporters and affiliated supporters who join before 12pm on 12th August 2015 can vote. You will then receive ballot papers by post and you can vote online too. All votes will need to be received by 10th September 2015.
Go to www.labour.org.uk/leadership to join as a member or as a Registered Supporter. To become a Registered Supporter you will need to confirm that you support the aims and values of the Labour Party, and that you are not a supporter of any organisation opposed to the Labour Party.If you are a member of a Trade Union affiliated to the Labour Party you will need to check with your union to establish whether you can vote as an affiliated supporter.
Norfolk Local Campaign Forum
The Officers of this Forum, who also constitute the Executive Committee,are currently:
Chair : Peter Smith
Secretary: Alan Pawsey
Treasurer: Phil Harris
Vice Chair:Deborah Sacks.
Each CLP sends two delegates to the Forum
The AGM will be held in the near future. Watch this space for further news from the Norfolk LCF
Updated by Peter Smith 27/07/15