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Southport Labour Party have welcomed the vote to support Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Party and are setting their sights on winning their first council seat in Southport for decades.

With their membership continuing to rise, the local party has scores of new volunteers to count on and high hopes of improving on their second-place finish in local wards when elections next take place

Mhairi.jpgChair of the local party Mhairi Doyle said: “For some the leadership question has been a distraction, but it has actually helped clear the air and inspired hundreds of local people to join the party and our campaign.

“It is now the responsibility of everyone who supports Labour to unite behind the leader. We have gone through a democratic process and Jeremy has been given a resounding mandate, even larger than the first time.

“Our local NHS services are in peril, people are worried about their jobs and incomes, inequality and hate is on the rise. The fight for a fairer society begins with a vote for Labour and increasing numbers of local people are realising that lending their vote to the Lib Dems is a self-defeating exercise.”

Meanwhile, Southport Labour Party Executive Committee member Pat Atkinson gave a speech at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool about how changes to teacher training policies proposed by the Conservative government would lead to poorer education standards and threaten the future of training colleges such as Edge Hill University.

It is proposed that new teachers should no long need to have qualifications, a development Pat said is part of efforts to accelerate the privatisation of schools.

“It’s about undermining the teaching profession and providing profit for a few at the expense of our children’s futures,” she added.

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Southport Labour Party has officially nominated Jeremy Corbyn in the Labour leadership election.

At a packed meeting at the Prince of Wales hotel in the town, Mr Corbyn received 107 votes from members with challenger Owen Smith receiving 27.

The Prince of Wales Hotel in Southport was packed as Southport Labour Party gave its backing to Jeremy Corbyn.  The vote took place by secret ballot and members were given equal time to speak about the merits of their preferred candidate.

Chair of Southport Labour Party Mhairi Doyle said: “It was wonderful to see so many people turn out to have their say about who they want to be leader and how they see the party going forward.

“There were good arguments on both sides and there was a friendly, democratic atmosphere throughout.

“Membership of the local party is booming like never before. We currently have more than 841 full local members and hundreds more registered supporters.

“Whether people support Jeremy or Owen, they are all saying the same thing – that Labour can now win in Southport and that they want to get involved in helping us fight for every vote.”

Ballot papers for the leadership election will be sent out in the post (Labour Party members only) and by email from the week starting Monday, August 22. All ballots must be returned by Wednesday, September 21 at midday.

The result will be announced at a Conference on September 23 in Liverpool.

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