MEDIA RELEASE: LIVERPOOL & DISTRICT SOCIALIST PARTY
CALL A CONFERENCE NOW TO MOBILISE SUPPORT FOR JEREMY CORBYN
The Liverpool & District Socialist Party is calling on Jeremy Corbyn to call for mass conferences of his supporters in all major locations of the country, including Merseyside, involving all those who support Corbyn inside and outside the Labour Party. We also call for a national conference to co-ordinate the activities nationally.We are launching a petition to support this call now.
Tony Mulhearn for Liverpool & District Socialist Party said:
The anti-Tory, anti-austerity movement stands aghast at the grotesque spectacle of right wing MPs who, instead of attacking a Tory government which is split from top to bottom, are turning their fire on the democratically elected Labour Party leader.
Expressing the popular support for Jeremy Corbyn 4000 people marched through Liverpool last Saturday to defend him. We need to bring together the thousands in every city and town who support his anti-austerity message and oppose his would-be assassins in the Parliamentary Labour Party who have led Labour to its worst defeats in the post-war period. That is why we have launched a petition for an urgent conference to be convened now involving all those who support Corbyn: the trade unions, Labour Party branches and including all left and socialist organisations inside and outside the Labour Party.
Jeremy Corbyn was elected to leadership by a popular uprising against austerity. The right wing action reveals their contempt for the will of rank and file. We support Jeremy’s firm stance in rejecting the hysterical demands of the PLP and their allies in the rabid media to quit. Now the labour movement, together with all those who are opposed to austerity, needs to mobilise to support Jeremy against the Blairite onslaught.
We are urging all supporters of Jeremy Corbyn including the unions, Momentum and Labour party organisations to endorse this petition.
The petition can be viewed at http://www.thepetitionsite.com/722/127/860/for-a-labour-movement-conference-to-defend-jeremy-corbyn/
Local progress with the petition will be reported on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/MerseysideSocialistParty/
The Socialist Party is online at http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/
For further information contact Hugh Caffrey 07769611320 or
Tony Mulhearn on 07939098455