Two letters about the Labour Party and losing the election that I found helpful and worth learning from

19/12/2019 Comments Off on Two letters about the Labour Party and losing the election that I found helpful and worth learning from

The one is a very moving letter from former MP Laura Pidcock (who lost her seat last week) addressed to the residents of her constituency North West Durham: https://medium.com/@laura.pidcock.mp/letter-to-the-people-i-represented-406aea893243

The other is an equally moving comment in the Guardian from Andrew Fisher, who was Labour’s executive director of policy from 2016 to 2019: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/17/corbyn-mcdonnell-transformed-labour

I found both of them helpful and worth learning from. I am already sick to my stomach of all the destructive criticism flying around. Laura Pidcock has a lot of courage. I share Andrew Fisher’s praise for both Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. I hope they are all able to stay active and contribute to Labour’s future, along with others who retained and lost their seats. They will understand more than almost anyone else what went right and what went wrong. We need them with us going forward.

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