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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Participating in Labour's leadership election
Posted by: David McLoughlin
Date/Time: 21/06/15 13:42:00

It's over 200 new members, not 3 supporters. Locally recruited members pay 15 for the first year. Reduced rate is 23.50 (pensioners, low income) , Standard rate is 46.50.
I believe the Tories charge 25. Their local membership, based on their accounts submitted to the Electoral Commission are about a third of Labour's.

As to Mr Atterwill, the Labour Party was written off in 1931 after the split with Ramsay Mac , in 1959 after Macmillan increased the Tory majority and in 1983 after the SDP split. History tells us that it's a bit soon to write off the Labour Party. As long as the coalition that makes up the Labour Party sticks together, it's a contender.


Many of the gains Anita referred to are being lost. We have a worsening housing crisis, an NHS stretched to the limits and the reduction in child poverty has stalled. Given Osborne's small state predilection things are going to get worse for ordinary people. All the Budget speculation is about 'welfare cuts' but that won't enough to meet Osborne's targets. Expect further damaging cuts to social services, and further reductions in Council services to householders in general.

The Coalition government didn't manage to move Britain away from a financial services dominated economy, manufacturing is still suffering. The one thing we should have learnt about financial crises is that their timing is unpredictable but the results are devastating.
We've still got too many eggs in one basket.

With a majority of only 12 and only 36.9% of the popular vote the Tories have a precarious hold on power. Scotland, Europe, a bonkers scheme to sell off Council housing...plus Cameron is going after three and a bit years.
Lots of opportunities for their opponents. This ain't 1983.


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Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 08:05:00 William Luckman
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         Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 10:11:00 Nigel Brooks
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 10:54:00 Denis Fox
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 11:07:00 Cllr Sam Hearn
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 20:27:00 Phil Andrews
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 11:02:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 12:10:00 Gerry Tan
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 13:12:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 14:24:00 Vanessa Smith
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 14:29:00 R Atterwill
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 14:47:00 Vanessa Smith
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 14:53:00 R Atterwill
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 15:13:00 Will Watson
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 20:32:00 Phil Andrews
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs17/06/15 13:40:00 Richard Greenhough
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs17/06/15 14:02:00 Steve Taylor
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 19:05:00 Steve Taylor
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs16/06/15 19:10:00 R Atterwill
   Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs17/06/15 15:37:00 Paul Corcoran
      Re:Re:Labour Party leadership nominations by local MPs19/06/15 15:45:00 Anita Blake
         Participating in Labour's leadership election20/06/15 09:47:00 David McLoughlin
            Re:Participating in Labour's leadership election20/06/15 10:17:00 R Atterwill
               Re:Re:Participating in Labour's leadership election20/06/15 10:21:00 Brian Coyle
                  Re:Re:Re:Participating in Labour's leadership election20/06/15 14:03:00 Anita Blake
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Participating in Labour's leadership election20/06/15 16:11:00 Phil Andrews
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Participating in Labour's leadership election20/06/15 17:46:00 Claire Moran
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Participating in Labour's leadership election20/06/15 18:36:00 R Atterwill
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Participating in Labour's leadership election20/06/15 18:43:00 Claire Moran
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Participating in Labour's leadership election21/06/15 12:51:00 Anita Blake
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Participating in Labour's leadership election21/06/15 13:42:00 David McLoughlin
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Participating in Labour's leadership election21/06/15 17:44:00 Phil Andrews

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