A packed fringe meeting of over 150 CWU activists today called for John McDonnell MP to be on the ballot paper for Labour Party leader. [continue...]
Cuts unveiled yesterday by the coalition Government have been exposed as a dramatic attack on unemployment by Labour leadership contender John McDonnell. [continue...]
John McDonnell MP said: “Now that the Party has acceded to our campaign for the extension of the deadline for nominations, it is crucial that they go a step further and allow for a reduction in the number of nominations required in order to facilitate a wider range of candidates, in particular women and ethnic minority candidates, to come forward. [continue...]
John McDonnell MP, already backed by the LRC and Unison United Left, said:
“I welcome Diane’s candidacy and urge other women and ethnic candidates to come forward from all wings of the party. We need a full and wide ranging debate about our future direction.
“I am writing today to all the so far declared candidates to ask their support for a review of the current process and timetable for nominations which has been mismanaged from the start and is now in total disarray.
“I am calling for an extension of the timetable for nominations and a reduction of the threshold so that everyone can get on the ballot paper and our members can have a full range of candidates from all wings of the party from which to choose.” [continue...]
John McDonnell MP warns of the Lib Dem-Tory “coalition of the cutters” - accusing the Lib Dems of selling out the country by delivering us all up to Tory cuts in public services.
John McDonnell MP, LRC Chair, said:
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