Report back from our launch conference

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171 delegates from 36 local and national affiliated Labour Left groups registered in advance to attend our launch conference in Sheffield on February 22 2020, as did a dozen observers. We had a number of apologies and travel problems due to the weather, but still, over 130 delegates and 6 observers made the journey.

We heard political openings by Jackie Walker (vice chair Labour Against the Witchhunt), organising group member Lee Rock (who reported on the recent growth of the LLA) and NEC candidate Jo Bird (whose excellent speech was introduced by her ‘Just Jews’ video, in which she talks about her first suspension from the Labour Party). Here is a video of the speech Jo Bird gave at conference.

Jo Bird spoke about her candidacy for the NEC