With a number of local elections coming up, we once again call on supporters of the LLA to politically engage with your candidates – and find out which ones are worth actively campaigning for! Ideally, please try to organise local hustings events. We want to publicise the names of those candidates who are prepared to sign up to the pledges developed by Labour In Exile below.
Dear Labour Party Candidate
Please consider signing the following statement opposing the attacks on democracy in the Labour Party. All those who sign will be featured on website and social media of Labour in Exile Network and the Labour Left Alliance, which will call on everyone who opposes the attacks on democracy to offer them full and active support in the coming elections. Please send your reply to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANDIDATE’S COMMITMENT TO OPPOSE ATTACKS ON DEMOCRACY AND FREE SPEECH
As a candidate standing/hoping to stand for the Labour Party in the coming elections I publicly declare that I oppose the attack on democracy and free speech by the current leadership and demand that the leader and the National Executive Committee:
- Reinstate all Labour Party members wrongly suspended or expelled since the election of Keir Starmer;
- Commission an independent review of all previous suspensions and expulsions imposed during the previous leadership;
- Radically reform the complaints and disciplinary processes of the party to one based on natural justice and due process;
- Immediately restore the right of constituency parties and members to freely discuss and pass motions on any political issues that they see fit, including the IHRA’s mis-definition of antisemitism and the report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
MY NAME IS:
I AM A CANDIDATE IN: