Labour First: Organising to fight the Hard Left

Why you should support Labour First

Labour First needs to raise £40,000 to pay for a full-time organiser. For those who don’t know, we are a network of Labour moderates fighting against Momentum and other Hard Left groups to keep Labour as a broad-based and electable party.

Working with others, we do the nuts and bolts organising to secure the strongest possible moderate voice in Labour’s structures, from CLPs up to Annual Conference. We’ve been around since the battles with Militant in the 1980s, so we know how to do this.

We’ve been winning. Our brilliant Labour First volunteers worked tirelessly in the build-up to Annual Conference 2015 and 2016 to make sure we won crucial votes - including on NEC representation this year, and stopping a divisive debate on Trident last year.

But the Hard Left has the resources. Momentum has plentiful funding, staff and data - and they are upping their game. We need to do the same. Without a dedicated member of staff to organise for us to win delegate elections to Annual Conference, and to set up local groups to counteract Momentum around the country, we simply won’t be able to stop them. We can’t continue relying exclusively on volunteers.

We need this person in post now because CLPs start electing conference delegates in January. Whatever you give will go straight into paying the organiser's salary and costs. We are ready to appoint someone as soon as the funding is in place.

With your help, next year we can win the most crucial fights for the future of our party. Please give whatever you can afford today.

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29 Nov 2016

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