Take part in ‘Refounding Labour’
It’s now just under eleven months since our defeat at the General Election.
You can take action immediately by leaving a comment or posting your idea, download ‘Refounding Labour’, do a full submission to Refounding Labour in Membersnet, or take part in the Party’s review of the policy making process
We’ve had a lot of consultations in the past and I know that sometimes members felt their voices weren’t always being heard so I want to personally assure you that this is a real, genuine effort.
We’ve elected our new Leader, begun to review our policies and are fighting hard ahead of this year’s elections – the first national test of the Tory-led Government.
But we also need to use this period of Opposition to think seriously about the kind of Party we want to be – our organisation, our culture and how we open up and reach out.
We must repair, restore and reform our Party to meet the challenges ahead.
I have produced a consultation paper which takes stock of the situation and sets out some key questions on what we should do next as we embark on the long road back to regaining the trust of British people.
I want to hear from as many people as possible – in constituencies, in the unions, in the affiliated societies, from those holding elected public office and beyond – about the future shape of the Labour Party.
All our efforts should be concentrated on the upcoming elections, but this email is intended to give you notice to discuss these issues in your local party meetings. After May 5 all local parties should arrange a meeting to discuss these ideas ahead of the deadline for submissions on 24 June.
Our task is nothing less than the refoundation of the Labour Party: The People’s party.
I do hope you will take this opportunity to get involved.