It’s been a busy few weeks in the campaign with a combination of CLP fundraisers and doorstep sessions.
In the past two weeks I have been to Greenwich and Woolwich, Hounslow for the Ealing Southall fundraiser, Putney, Lambeth, Harrow, Bromley, West Ham, Streatham, Hillingdon, Tottenham, Camberwell & Peckham and my own home turf of Bermondsey and Old Southwark.
I’ve met Trade Unionists, Fabians, Councillors, MPs, Women’s rights campaigners, LGBT activists, Tamils for Labour, Muslim community leaders, Sikh community leaders and a wonderful woman called Patricia who has been a party member for nearly fifty years.
The strength of the Labour Party lies in the breadth of its support. This support can be found in all communities and across all age groups and backgrounds. It is fantastic to see so many people responding positively to the alternative that Labour offers. There is no question that the European campaign is energising a lot of members. The threat to our rights at work – highlighted by the brilliant campaign run by Unions Together – posed by the Tories’ attitude to Europe is just one of the many aspects of the campaign that resonates with members.
I’m proud to be a European candidate for the Labour Party in London. And I’m proud that we have such a strong, energetic and committed membership.