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June 4, 2015 / politicsbitesize

A call to support Jeremy Corbyn

To all the Labour MPs yet to back their next leader,

I am writing this open letter to express my support for Jeremy Corbyn as the next leader of the Labour Party now that he has formally announced his candidacy in the leadership contest. Mr Corbyn rightly states that he will represent a much needed left-wing alternative to the current status quo. After the monumental disappointment of the general election, it was even more of a blow to hear the rhetoric of people like Mr Blair proclaiming that Labour lost because it was too left-wing. Such a position is not only ludicrous, but also so transparently untrue as to be laughable. Mr Corbyn entering the contest represents a real chance to revitalise the Labour party as a true left-wing force in this country, standing for workers’ rights and fighting against austerity.

It is for these reasons that I am requesting that you lend your support to Mr Corbyn in the initial nomination process. I think it is unfortunate that the nomination process is restricted to MPs as in a popular vote amongst members and union members, an alternative to the homogeneity offered by the other candidates would be truly welcomed. I hope that you agree that an MP of Mr Corbyn’s standing and experience would represent a strong choice in this contest, so I implore you to do what you can to ensure that he receives the required 35 nominations in order that the voices of all in the Labour Party can be heard.

Yours sincerely.

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