Christchurch Labour Party held our leader and deputy leader nomination meeting on Saturday 1st February, this saw Rebecca Long-Bailey nominated for leader and Angela Rayner nominated for deputy leader.
There was a lively debate with fantastic contributions from all the members who attended. Rebecca Long-Bailey gained our nomination after sweeping 50% of the 1st preferences, but Angela Rayner eventually got our nomination after she hit the 50% threshold with 1st, 2nd and 3rd preference votes.
Claire Wade, Christchurch Labour Party chair, said:
“Today was an important day for our constituency party. Many of our members came together to debate and then vote for our constituency nomination for our new leader and deputy leader. Even though members had different preferences which led to a very enjoyable debate there was still was such a strong feeling of solidarity in the room.
We are a unified party and are going to be moving forward under a new leader stronger than ever and we will be there to challenge the conservatives at every point. I wish to thank so many for coming, and to those who proxy voted, and to say thank you for your continued passion and belief that our socialist ideals are the only way forward for an equal and fair country”.