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  • Writer's pictureHertford & Stortford CLP

We've nominated Keir Starmer to be Leader of the Labour Party

Updated: Apr 17, 2020

Hertford & Stortford Constituency Labour Party has voted to nominate Keir Starmer to be Leader of the Labour Party, following a nomination meeting at the New Apton Centre in Bishop's Stortford.

Keir faces competition in the leadership race from Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lisa Nandy and Emily Thornberry.

Hertford and Stortford CLP Chair, David Jacobs, said that there was a "long and good-natured" debate on the merits of all four candidates.

"I think Keir secured our nomination because he has spent his life fighting injustice and standing up to the powerful," he added. "As leader of the Labour Party, he will bring the Labour movement together and, at the same time, retain the radicalism of the last four years."

"Labour is an anti-austerity party. We believe in common ownership. We want a fairer and more peaceful world. We have led the way on climate change and the need for a Green New Deal. With Keir's leadership, we will be in an excellent position to return to Government when Boris Johnson's dangerous flirtation with extremist policies comes crashing down around him."

Keir won the CLP's nomination overwhelmingly on the first round of voting, following an evening of good natured debate and discussion amongst members from across the constituency.

As a result of a dead heat between Angela Rayner and Dawn Butler, we have made no nomination for the role of Deputy Leader.

For the NEC, we have nominated Gurinder Singh Josan and Thomas Plater. We did not make a nomination for the BAME role on the NEC as a result of a second tie.

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