An open letter to Labour Party MPs | A Mad Man With A Blog

Labour rules require 35 MPs nominate a candidate. Three of those candidates — Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall — have already met that threshold. I urge you to use your nomination to make sure that the remaining two — Mary Creagh and Jeremy Corbyn — are there on the ballot paper alongside them.

I’m not asking you to vote for them, campaign for them, even support them. I haven’t decided who I’m supporting, besides which the debate has barely begun; I’m in position to tell you who you should vote for. But by nominating one of those two, you can do your party the service of giving them a wider choice.

We have a bitter five years ahead of us, and a mountain to climb to get back into a position where we can help the people most reliant on us. This is a choice we cannot afford to get wrong, or a debate we can afford to cut short out of discomfort or undue haste.

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7 thoughts on “An open letter to Labour Party MPs | A Mad Man With A Blog

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Labour MPs already know how to do it. They’re the only ones who can nominate.

  1. Ian

    The one genuine left wing candidate can’t get 35 votes from his party?

    Tells you something about the modern PLP, no?

  2. foggy

    I’ve written two emails to my MP via they work for you site – the 1st being 3 weeks ago stating I wanted him to pass on my voice for an anti-austerity Labour Party……a Labour Party with it’s core values back again – helping the little people !!

    The 2nd email was sent to him, again via they work for you site, as soon as Jeremy Corbyn threw his hat in the ring- asking him to back him onto the ballot paper for a wider debate for leadership.

    I’ve had zilch reply, not even an acknowledgement and I’ve now read that he categorically states will not back Corbyn.

    That’s the problem with these ‘Blairites’ and New Labour MP’s, they just don’t listen to ‘normal/everday/real people !!

    With ignorance such as this they wonder why they lost the GE15 !

  3. hugosmum70

    no good me writing to my MP, its Mary Creagh .can hardly ask her to nominate herself can i? but i do hope she can get the neccessary nominations.

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