In 9 days time I will be handing over to our new Leader.
My task over the months I have been acting leader has been to ensure that after our General Election defeat we picked ourselves up and fought back. And that is exactly what the party has done.
- Since May 6th 32,411 new members have joined the party - the fastest increase in our membership ever recorded
- The party finances are on a sound footing
- Our Labour MPs and shadow cabinet are united as an effective and energetic opposition
- Nationally in council by-elections we are winning more votes than the Tories - reversing the gap at the General Election. Votes cast in council by-elections show Labour 34%, Tories 28%, Lib Dems 20%
So I look forward to handing over to our new leader and carrying on with my work as Deputy Leader.
Campaigning in Camberwell and Peckham.
I hope you will join me campaigning on the doorstep around every ward in the constituency. I am arranging a programme across every ward and will email you before each campaign session. Labour being on the doorstep and keeping in close contact with people is vital as they face the impact of the Tory/ Lib Dem cuts.
Celebrating the life of Clare Cozens.
Declan and Clare's family and friends will be celebrating her life and work at 2pm on Saturday 11th December at St Giles Church in Camberwell. Please make a note in your diary to join us.
Very best wishes and thanks in advance for your help,