Sign up: Labour members backing our public sector workers

with 301 comments

If you are a Labour Party member and you back public sector workers who have been forced to take strike action by the Government, please sign below: just leave your name, CLP and any relevant position you hold. All signatures are in a personal capacity unless otherwise stated.

“As members of the Labour Party, we want to express our wholehearted support for our public sector workers who have been forced to take strike action by the Government’s unjustifiable attack on their pensions.

The Government has claimed public sector pensions are unaffordable. This is untrue. As the Hutton Commission Interim Report makes clear, public sector pensions as a proportion of GDP will fall over the next fifty years. The deal negotiated with the Labour Government and trade unions in 2006 ensured that public sector pensions are sustainable, saving the taxpayer £67 billion.

In reality, the Government is imposing a pay cut on public sector workers to help pay off a deficit they had no role in creating.

It has also been claimed that public sector pensions are “gold-plated”. This is completely untrue. For example, the average pension for civil servants represented by the Public and Commercial Services union is just £4,200 – or £80 a week.

The Conservatives’ other argument is that pensions in the public sector are much better than in the private sector. It is true that private sector pension schemes have gone into collapse over the last ten years. Two out of three private sector workers get no employer help in building up their pension. This is a scandal. But the Government’s argument amounts to supporting a “race-to-the-bottom”. Rather than dragging public sector pensions down, we should fight for decent pension coverage in the private sector.

Strikes are always a last resort. Taking industrial action is not a decision workers take easily. But we believe that the scale of the attack on public sector workers has left them with no choice. We fully support them in their campaign, and will do all we can to make sure that the Government is defeated on this issue.”

Written by Owen Jones

June 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm

301 Responses

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  1. Owen Jones, Chair of Lordship Ward, Hackney North and Stoke Newington CLP

    Owen Jones

    June 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    • Stephanie David, Bexleyheath & Crayford CLP

      Stephanie David

      June 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    • Labour party member, Oxford East CLP

      Bev Clack

      July 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

    • Brett Sparkes North Swindon CLP

      Brett Sparkes

      July 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

    • Milena Buyum, Tottenham CLP

      Milena Buyum

      July 1, 2011 at 10:57 am

    • Dijon Wall Chesterfield CLP

      Dijon Wall

      July 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    • Mark Flagg Cardiff Nth CLP


      July 1, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    • Pauline Bryan Glasgow Central CLP

      Pauline Bryan

      July 1, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    • Ian Loveland, Corby CLP

      Ian Loveland

      July 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    • Sue Lukes
      Chair, Highbury East Branch, North Islington Labour Party

      sue lukes

      July 7, 2011 at 7:33 pm

  2. Rhydian Hughes, Labour member, Llangennech CLP.

    Rhydian Hughes

    June 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    • Tania Ziegler, Labour member, Winchester CLP

      Tania Ziegler

      June 30, 2011 at 8:47 pm

  3. Signed and Supported

    Matthew T Hurst
    Swansea West CLP – General Council Delegate

    Matt T Hurst

    June 30, 2011 at 8:10 pm

  4. Ruth Davies, Penistone and Stocksbridge CLP, Women’s Officer for Bristol Labour Students

    Ruth Davies

    June 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm

  5. Rev’d Craig Lawrence Roters
    Labour Party Member, Oldham East and Saddleworth CLP

    Craig Roters

    June 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm

  6. Nigel Whitfield, Hackney North & Stoke Newington.

    I’m horrified that the party leader seems more worried about giving Cameron ammunition to attack him then he does about standing up for members and levy payers who are being attacked by the coalition.

    If the Labour party won’t stand up for working men and women, what is it for?

    Nigel Whitfield

    June 30, 2011 at 8:13 pm

  7. Simon Treanor, Hampstead & Kilburn CLP

    Simon Treanor

    June 30, 2011 at 8:13 pm

  8. Ben Griffiths. Labour Party Member, Brighton Kenptown CLP

    Ben Griffiths

    June 30, 2011 at 8:13 pm

  9. Norrette Moore; sec: Uxbridge & South Ruislip CLP (personal capacity)


    June 30, 2011 at 8:14 pm

  10. Emily Richardson, Labour member, Chelsea & Fulham CLP

    Emily Richardson

    June 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

  11. Harriet Clarke, Aylestone Ward, Leicester South CLP

    Harriet Clarke

    June 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

  12. Garry Chick-Mackay, Chair of Redbridge Local Government Committee, Ilford North CLP

    Garry Chick-Mackay

    June 30, 2011 at 8:18 pm

  13. Carol McGuigan, Labour Party member, Newcastle upon Tyne.

    Carol McGuigan

    June 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm

  14. Calum Sherwood, Co-Chair of Bristol Labour Students, Gateshead CLP

    Calum Stuart Sherwood

    June 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm

  15. Michael Calderbank, Brent Central CLP and Red Pepper magazine

    Michael Calderbank

    June 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm

  16. Ben Sellers, Labour Party Member in Durham City and chair, LRC Northern Region

    Ben Sellers

    June 30, 2011 at 8:27 pm

  17. Karl Thomas
    Lewisham Deptford CLP

    Karl Thomas

    June 30, 2011 at 8:28 pm

  18. Dave Ward, Labour Party Member, Leicester South

    Dave Ward

    June 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm

  19. Stalybridge & Hyde CLP.

    Gd to see someone taking ownership for this. I’m so disappointed at Ed M’s response to the strikes. The good people of Twitter are the only thing giving me any hope that the Labour Party will support hard-working, decent people at the moment.

    Eleanor Priestley

    June 30, 2011 at 8:35 pm

  20. Eddie Clarke, Labour Party member Vauxhall CLP


    June 30, 2011 at 8:35 pm

  21. Holborn and St Pancras CLP. Ed Milliband, you should be ashamed of yourself. You have betrayed our class. Apologise now and back public sector workers, rather than siding with the ConDems. Grow some balls and show some integrity.

    Lizzie Woods

    June 30, 2011 at 8:38 pm

  22. Aidan Turner, Glasgow North-East CLP and Glasgow City Party Delegate

    Aidan Turner

    June 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm

  23. Ed Milliband certainly doesn’t speak for me because I took strike action today & stood on a picket line for 12hrs! He is a disgrace to the labour movement & should be ashamed!

    Lynne Lake

    June 30, 2011 at 8:40 pm

  24. Suze Clemitson Youde Bexhil & Battle CLP


    June 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

  25. James Tanner Swansea West CLP

    James Tanner

    June 30, 2011 at 8:48 pm

  26. Adam Waller, Hartlepool CLP and proud teacher

    If you can’t support me in my fight Mr Miliband, why should I support you?

    Adam Waller

    June 30, 2011 at 8:49 pm

  27. Richard Brooks, Labour Member, Dover CLP

    Richard Brooks

    June 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm

  28. Jan Norton Labour Party member, Nottingham

    Jan Norton

    June 30, 2011 at 8:55 pm

  29. Kate Butler, Labour Member, Denton & Reddish CLP


    June 30, 2011 at 8:56 pm

  30. Charlotte Lydia Riley, Tower Hamlets Labour Party.

    Charlotte Lydia Riley

    June 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

  31. Ken Holmes Harwich and North Essex CLP

    Ken Holmes

    June 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm

  32. Andy Shaw, Edinburgh South CLP

    Andy Shaw

    June 30, 2011 at 9:07 pm

  33. Millibrother dead wrong in arguing against the strike – should be supporting us all – not taking the Tory line

    chris pines

    June 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm

  34. Cory Hazlehurst, Edgbaston CLP


    June 30, 2011 at 9:11 pm

  35. Tom Gann, Greenwich & Woolwich CLP and former parliamentary candidate for Salisbury.


    June 30, 2011 at 9:12 pm

  36. Claire Traynor, Sefton Central CLP, Labour Party Member and Town Councillor

    Claire Traynor

    June 30, 2011 at 9:14 pm

  37. Mike Jones, Sefton Central CLP, Labour Party Member and Town Councillor

    Mike Jones

    June 30, 2011 at 9:16 pm

  38. Jenny Bunker, Labour Party Member, Battersea

    Jenny Bunker

    June 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

  39. bill bold – hackney south and shoreditch clp

    bill bold

    June 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm

  40. Simon Hewitt, Hackney South and Shoreditch CLP


    June 30, 2011 at 9:19 pm

  41. James Doran, Labour member, Darlington CLP

    James Doran

    June 30, 2011 at 9:22 pm

  42. Tamsin Worrad, member, Canterbury City


    June 30, 2011 at 9:23 pm

  43. Neil Foster, Wansbeck CLP (personal capacity)

    Neil Foster

    June 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm

  44. Anne Neilson Labour Party Member, North West Leicestershire

    Anne Neilson

    June 30, 2011 at 9:25 pm

  45. Jon Purdom, Hayes and Harlington, Barnhill Ward. I was ashamed by Ed Miliband’s stance on the strikes and am seriously contemplating leaving the party. I stood side by side with PCS, Unite, GMB, BECTU and Socialists today. But the leader of the main party founded by the trade unions to represent their cause in Westminster was elsewhere and busy undermining their cause. Shame on you, Ed.

    Jon Purdom

    June 30, 2011 at 9:28 pm

  46. Daniel Nichols

    Secretary, Romford CLP

    Daniel Nichols

    June 30, 2011 at 9:30 pm

  47. Ed Miliband has described today’s strikes as a mistake despite public sector pensions being affordable (according to NAO in Dec 10) and the Coalition simply going threw the motions in regards to the negociations (demonstrated by Danny Alexander) as well as misleading the public (proven by Francis Maude today). What else does he expect the workers to do just expect that they have to pay more for longer and receive less?

    To add insult to injury, Labour MPs (outside wales) have shown no solidarity for the trade union movement or respect for the legitimate protest by crossing the picket lines.

    Peter Royle
    Member, Newton-le-Willows CLP

    Peter Royle

    June 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

  48. Stuart White, Oxford East CLP.

    Stuart White

    June 30, 2011 at 9:53 pm

  49. I support the aims of these protests.

    Matthew Goddin, Organiser, Ilford North CLP

    Aintree Associates

    June 30, 2011 at 10:05 pm

  50. Mark Gallagher, Rutherglen and Hamilton West CLP

    Mark Gallagher

    June 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm

  51. George Coombs, Clwyd West CLP

    George Coombs

    June 30, 2011 at 10:25 pm

  52. Liam McNulty, South Cambridgeshire CLP.

    Liam McNulty

    June 30, 2011 at 10:32 pm

  53. Kieran Thorpe, Group Leader, Welwyn Hatfield CLP (Personal Capacity)

    Kieran Thorpe

    June 30, 2011 at 10:34 pm

  54. shows his weakness and lack of connection to the traditional labour voteing public.


    June 30, 2011 at 10:36 pm

  55. Sam Norman, North Croydon CLP


    June 30, 2011 at 10:59 pm

  56. Phil McNally, Cardiff West CLP, Chair of Cardiff Labour Students.

    Phil McNally

    June 30, 2011 at 11:00 pm

  57. Sean Lynch, Lewisham Deptford CLP.


    June 30, 2011 at 11:08 pm

  58. Naadir Jeewa, Walthamstow CLP.

    Naadir Jeewa

    June 30, 2011 at 11:13 pm

  59. William Farrell, Holborn & St Pancras CLP

    William Farrell

    June 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm

  60. Dunno what CLP I’m in but…

    Sunny Hundal – member of the Labour party too.

    Sunny Hundal

    June 30, 2011 at 11:41 pm

  61. Tom Williams, Youth Officer, Warrington South CLP

    Tom Williams

    July 1, 2011 at 12:11 am

  62. Alison Charlton, Walthamstow CLP

    Public sector pensions are affordable, and sustainable. It’s up to us whether we want good teachers, nurses and doctors.

    Yeppity, yep yep.

    Alison Charlton

    July 1, 2011 at 12:13 am

  63. Dorothy Macedo, Finchley & Golders Green CLP

    Dorothy Macedo

    July 1, 2011 at 12:25 am

  64. Sue Davies Lewes CLP

    Sue Davies

    July 1, 2011 at 12:47 am

  65. Ray McHale Ellesmere Port & Neston CLP, UNISON National Labour Link Committee member and Party member for 32 years

    Ray McHale

    July 1, 2011 at 2:17 am

  66. Stretford & Urmston

    Beth Aze

    July 1, 2011 at 3:23 am

  67. Loraine Rossati, Stevenage CLP

    Lou Rossati

    July 1, 2011 at 5:52 am

  68. Paul Clift

    Lewisham West CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 6:05 am

  69. Thierry Schaffauser, Hackney South & Shoreditch CLP

    Thierry Schaffauser

    July 1, 2011 at 6:07 am

  70. Julie Mackay
    South West Wilts CLP (Whose party? Our party!!!)

    Julie Ann Mackay

    July 1, 2011 at 6:14 am

  71. Pete Firmin, TU liaison officer, Hampstead & Kilburn CLP

    Pete Firmin

    July 1, 2011 at 6:18 am

    • Val Graham TU Liaison Officer, Chesterfield CLP

      Val Graham

      July 1, 2011 at 6:47 am

  72. Andrew Fisher, Croydon Central CLP

    Andrew Fisher

    July 1, 2011 at 6:46 am

  73. maggie lang, labour party member.
    i wasnt on strike today unlike so many unfortunate workers ! but i whole heartadly support the strike action, and i am a little dissapointed to see that the labour leadership didnt feel the same way.
    i was an unemployed worker in the days of margaret thatcher and might i add, a member of the real labour movement before blair, and i marched and supported those workers that were being treat unfairly.
    now we have the condems, toot and ploot trying to run the country and they want to rob thousands of hard working people of their pensions etc…. i am sorry but it kinda sticks in my throat that these people are also being let down by the labour movement, who should be backing them 100 %. i am , and always will be a loyal labour supporter, but i cant and never will agree to descisions made by the leadership if it compromises my beliefs for a fair standard of living for workers in this country , whether it be in fair pays or fair pensions !

    maggie lang

    July 1, 2011 at 6:48 am

  74. Vino Sangarapillai
    Hornsey & Wood Green CLP

    Vino Sangarapillai

    July 1, 2011 at 6:55 am

  75. Richard Johnson, Cambridge CLP

    Richard Johnson

    July 1, 2011 at 7:32 am

    • Forgot to add my positions:

      Abbey Ward LP Secretary and GC delegate
      Youth Delegate to 2011 LP Conference

      Richard Johnson

      July 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

  76. Jim Moody, Secretary, Isle of Wight CLP

    Jim Moody

    July 1, 2011 at 7:46 am

  77. support 100 per cent. Ed Miliband today showed he is not fit to lead the Labour Party. Unless he starts listening to the movement he does not deserve our support.

    Susan Press Calder Valley CLP

    July 1, 2011 at 7:58 am

  78. David Holland
    Dalston Branch Secretary
    Hackney North & Stoke Newington CLP

    David Holland

    July 1, 2011 at 8:04 am

  79. Joshua Wishon, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich CLP.

    Joshua Wishon

    July 1, 2011 at 8:10 am

  80. Ben Ashmore, Streatham CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 8:10 am

  81. Not only morally wrong but also a political error, I suspect.

    Rory Macqueen
    Hackney North& stoke newington CLP

    rory macqueen

    July 1, 2011 at 8:16 am

  82. Carl Rowlands, Labour International


    July 1, 2011 at 8:21 am

  83. Peter Kenyon – secretary, Cities of London and Westminster CLP

    Peter Kenyon

    July 1, 2011 at 8:21 am

  84. So who’s “walked into a trap” now? Labour leadership have scored a huge own goal.

    Gordon Nardell
    Dulwich & West Norwood CLP – Party Conference delegate

    Gordon Nardell

    July 1, 2011 at 8:24 am

  85. James Lock Somerton and Frome

    James Lock

    July 1, 2011 at 8:28 am

  86. Ust Oldfield – Exeter CLP

    Ust Oldfield

    July 1, 2011 at 8:29 am

  87. Mark Ferguson, Hackney North CLP and Editor of LabourList

    Mark Ferguson

    July 1, 2011 at 8:33 am

  88. Alec Speight Tynemouth CLP

    Alec Speight

    July 1, 2011 at 8:35 am

  89. Ben Singleton
    Trade Union Liaison Officer -Fylde CLP
    Secretary – Blackpool Young Labour
    Executive committee – Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre Trade Union Council

    I agree with your statement entirely. I went and helped on a PCS picket in the morning. In the afternoon we had a rally in St. John’s Square, Blackpool Centre at which the UCU speaker is a local Labour councillor, Sarah Riding. Newly elected Labour council leader Simon Blackburn publicly backed the strikes in the Blackpool Gazette.

    Ben Singleton

    July 1, 2011 at 8:36 am

  90. Michael Bater Eltham CLP. I am sickened but not surprised at the leaderships stance yesterday.

    Michael Bater

    July 1, 2011 at 8:37 am

  91. I voted for him. Can I please have my vote back?

    brian doherty

    July 1, 2011 at 8:37 am

  92. Gary Hills, Hertfordshire Local Government Committee Vice Chair and Hitchin & Harpenden CLP Political Education and Campaigns

    Gary Hills

    July 1, 2011 at 8:43 am

  93. Cllr Ben Cooper – Totnes CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 8:44 am

  94. Melvyn Burton. Leeds East CLP. Chair, Temple Newsam Branch.

    Melvyn Burton

    July 1, 2011 at 8:49 am

  95. Stephen Brown, Hackney North and Stoke Newington CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 8:55 am

  96. Eleanor Mae O’Hagan – Labour Member, Hackney North and Stoke Newington CLP, member of Unite Union, daughter of a teacher and nurse

    Ellie Mae O'Hagan

    July 1, 2011 at 8:58 am

  97. Laura Morgan, Lewisham West and Penge CLP

    Laura Morgan

    July 1, 2011 at 8:59 am

  98. Maybe Ed should remember there are 6 million public sector workers and he would be better off listening to them rather than reading the Daily Mail.

    John Kelly Warley CLP

    John Kelly

    July 1, 2011 at 9:01 am

  99. John Halton, Orpington CLP.

    John Halton

    July 1, 2011 at 9:04 am

  100. Owen Smith – Labour member, Hackney North and Stoke Newington CLP

    Owen Smith

    July 1, 2011 at 9:05 am

  101. We have to support people whose working conditions have been so dramatically threatened by the Coalition. These people are being cheated of their rights.

    Jane Warren

    July 1, 2011 at 9:06 am

  102. Gillian Kalter, Labour Party member, Switzerland

    Gillian Kalter

    July 1, 2011 at 9:06 am

  103. Will Haydock, Walthamstow CLP.

    Will Haydock

    July 1, 2011 at 9:11 am

  104. Karl English Labour Party member Stoke on Trent

    Karl English

    July 1, 2011 at 9:12 am

  105. Andreas Paterson, Norwich South CLP

    Andreas Paterson

    July 1, 2011 at 9:14 am

  106. Tottenham CLP

    John Croft

    July 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

  107. Lee Bradshaw – Preston CLP Youth Officer and Chair of UCLan SU Labour Students


    July 1, 2011 at 9:17 am

  108. Lawrence Shaw, Stoke Central CLP, NUJ full time official.

    Time for Ed to go. Even Blair wouldn’t have attacked working people taking a stand with the venom Ed has done.

    Lawrence Shaw

    July 1, 2011 at 9:24 am

  109. Veronica King, Vice-Chair Tooting CLP

    Veronica King

    July 1, 2011 at 9:25 am

  110. paul flint derbyshire dales clp

    Paul Flint

    July 1, 2011 at 9:26 am

  111. Paul Jay – Stoke-on-Trent Central CLP

    As a Private sector worker I completely support the strike action.

    Paul Jay

    July 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

  112. Jo Kibble, Greenwich & Woolwich CLP

    Jo Kibble

    July 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

  113. Christine Quigley, Westminster North CLP
    Chair of London Young Labour; Vice-Chair (Campaigns) Labour Party Irish Society

    Christine Quigley

    July 1, 2011 at 9:34 am

  114. Simone Webb, Vice-Chair and Youth Officer of Epping Forest CLP.

    Simone Webb

    July 1, 2011 at 9:39 am

  115. James Heaver, Watford CLP

    James Heaver

    July 1, 2011 at 9:39 am

  116. Emma Dow, Brent CLP
    I work in the private sector but fully support the public sector strike action

    emma dow

    July 1, 2011 at 9:41 am

  117. Sam Goodby
    North East Bedfordshire CLP
    NPF Youth Representative for East of England


    July 1, 2011 at 9:43 am

  118. Len Arthur Pontypridd CLP Exec

    Len Arthur

    July 1, 2011 at 9:43 am

  119. Andrew Berry, Islington UNISON Labour Link Officer and Islington North CLP

    Andrew Berry

    July 1, 2011 at 9:45 am

  120. Stuart Watkin, Tooting CLP.
    Unite 1/427 Branch

    Stuart Watkin

    July 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

  121. Tom Skinner, Vice Chair (Membership), Streatham CLP.

    Tom Skinner

    July 1, 2011 at 9:47 am

  122. Tania West, Brent CLP

    Tania West

    July 1, 2011 at 9:50 am

  123. Ian Stuart Maloy, Labour International.

    Ian Stuart Maloy

    July 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

  124. Heart and soul –

    Charlie Jones, Hampstead & Kilburn CLP

    Charlie Robin Jones

    July 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

  125. Cllr Pete Lowe

    Pete Lowe

    July 1, 2011 at 9:55 am

  126. Signed and fully supported.

    Cllr Pavitar Mann – Slough CLP

    Pavitar Mann

    July 1, 2011 at 9:56 am

  127. Member, Deptford CLP

    Appalled at Labour’s refusal to back striker’s in a properly run & balloted action.MP’s deliberately crossing picket lines shames us all. At this moment I am probably going to resign my membership unless Miliband finds a spine.

    D Hunter

    July 1, 2011 at 9:59 am

  128. Ricky Stafford
    Youth Secretary – Ashfield CLP.

    Ricky Stafford

    July 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

  129. paul rathbone, Labour party member, Blaydon T&W


    July 1, 2011 at 10:02 am

  130. Luke Cooper, Holborn and St Pancras CLP

    Luke Cooper

    July 1, 2011 at 10:05 am

  131. Angela Gerrard
    TULO Officer – Erewash CLP

    Angela Gerrard

    July 1, 2011 at 10:06 am

  132. Janani Paramsothy, East Ham CLP

    J Paramsothy

    July 1, 2011 at 10:06 am

  133. A disgrace. The coalition aren’t just “handling the negotiations badly”, they are lying through their teeth. Leadership response has seriously compromised the momentum of increasing party membership and failed to acknowledge majority support for action by the public.

    Jill Hayward, Manchester Gorton CLP

    July 1, 2011 at 10:09 am

  134. David Isaacs Labour Party member Central Suffolk and North Ipswich CLP

    David Isaacs

    July 1, 2011 at 10:12 am

  135. Mary Ní Cheallaigh

    Member of Dulwich and West Norwood CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 10:14 am

  136. Eleanor Saunders, Youth Officer Lewisham Deptford CLP
    Co-Chair LGBT Labour London; LGBT Officer London Young Labour
    Chair, UNISON Goldsmiths

    Eleanor Saunders

    July 1, 2011 at 10:19 am

  137. member of Manchester Withington CLP,
    member of UCU

    Max Pilotti

    July 1, 2011 at 10:29 am

  138. Chair, Ramsbottom Labour Party
    Bury North CLP

    Andy Walker

    July 1, 2011 at 10:31 am

  139. Councillor Mike Rowley, Oxford East CLP
    Member of Unite

    Mike Rowley

    July 1, 2011 at 10:34 am

  140. Gareth Nicholas, Sheffield CLP

    Gareth Nicholas, Sheffield CLP

    July 1, 2011 at 10:43 am

  141. Darren Williams, Cardiff West CLP & National Policy Forum member

    Darren Williams

    July 1, 2011 at 10:45 am

  142. Dorothee Mattocks, Islington North CLP.

    Dorothee Mattocks

    July 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

  143. Ben Jones, Walthamstow CLP, Hoe Street Ward

    Ben Jones

    July 1, 2011 at 10:47 am

  144. Lauren Edwards, Vauxhall CLP & member of Unite

    Lauren Edwards

    July 1, 2011 at 10:50 am

  145. Christopher Rawlinson, Christchurch and East Dorset CLP

    Christopher Rawlinson

    July 1, 2011 at 10:53 am

  146. Michele Paule, Oxford East CLP

    MIchele Paule

    July 1, 2011 at 10:55 am

  147. Conrad Landin
    Chair, Highgate Branch Labour Party
    Holborn and St Pancras CLP

    Conrad Landin

    July 1, 2011 at 11:03 am

  148. Tom Davies, Walthamstow CLP

    Tom Davies

    July 1, 2011 at 11:13 am

  149. Amy Oliver, Croydon North CLP

    Amy Oliver

    July 1, 2011 at 11:15 am

  150. James Fry, Chelsea & Fulham CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 11:17 am

  151. Cllr Peter Curling, (Uxbridge & South Ruislip CLP) – Townfield Ward Councillor (Hayes & Harlington)

  152. Anthony Broxton, Wigan

    Anthony Broxton

    July 1, 2011 at 11:20 am

  153. Ben Folley, Islington North CLP

    Ben Folley

    July 1, 2011 at 11:22 am

  154. Thomas Wright, Labour Party Member


    July 1, 2011 at 11:23 am

  155. Sam Ashton, Dulwich & West Norwood CLP

    Sam Ashton

    July 1, 2011 at 11:27 am

  156. Ben Hayes, Islington North CLP.

    Ben Hayes

    July 1, 2011 at 11:32 am

  157. Liza Harding, Stretford and Urmston CLP.

    Liza Harding

    July 1, 2011 at 11:34 am

  158. Kevin Mulholland, Labour Party member, Unison member considering ending my contribution to affiliated political fund, Glasgow North.

    Kevin Mulholland

    July 1, 2011 at 11:40 am

  159. Laura Murray, Holborn & St Pancras CLP

    Laura Murray

    July 1, 2011 at 11:40 am

  160. Darrell Goodliffe – Leeds North West CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 11:41 am

  161. Liam McKee – West Lancashire CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 11:43 am

  162. Daniel Janes Huddersfield CLP

    Daniel Janes

    July 1, 2011 at 11:46 am

  163. Ross Baxter – Newport East CLP

    Ross Baxter

    July 1, 2011 at 11:47 am

  164. Tim Moore. Labour member and LGC delegate, Cheadle CLP.

    Tim Moore

    July 1, 2011 at 11:52 am

  165. It’s Our Party, don’t sell us out again Bill King Torfaen CLP

    Bill King

    July 1, 2011 at 11:52 am

  166. About time we fought back – Miliband should be ashamed of his comments.

    Edinburgh South GC delegate

    July 1, 2011 at 11:55 am

    • Ruth Aylett – teach me not to read a form correctly

      Edinburgh South GC delegate

      July 1, 2011 at 11:56 am

  167. philip lewis Hornsey and woodgreen CLP
    Vice chair Comden UNISON

    philip lewis

    July 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm

  168. Adam White – Stalybridge and Hyde CLP. Member of Young Labour’s National Committee.

    Adam White

    July 1, 2011 at 12:20 pm

  169. John Reid Treasurer, Memebership Secretary, (acting)LGC chair Hornchurch Upminster (ex chair and Ex secretary)

    john reid

    July 1, 2011 at 12:20 pm

  170. Liz Evans – Swansea East CLP

    Elizabeth Evans

    July 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

  171. Mike Short, Battersea CLP

    Mike Short

    July 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm

  172. William Cooper, Finchley and Golders Green CLP

    William Cooper

    July 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm

  173. Dean Newby, Labour Party Member, Brent Central CLP

    Dean Newby

    July 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm

  174. Des O’Loughlin
    Tooting CLP

    Des O'Loughlin

    July 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm

  175. Ellie Cumbo, Hackney Downs Organiser, Hackney North and Stoke Newington CLP.

    Ellie Cumbo

    July 1, 2011 at 12:40 pm

  176. Eloise Shepherd, Southwark CLP

    Elly Shepherd

    July 1, 2011 at 12:50 pm

  177. Aidan Smith, Greenwich & Woolwich CLP

    Aidan Smith

    July 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm

  178. Maryann O’Connor (nee Jackson), Eltham CLP

    Maryann O'Connor

    July 1, 2011 at 12:53 pm

  179. Nick Lightowlers, Brent CLP

    Nick Lightowlers

    July 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm

  180. mike hedges am swansea east

    mike hedges

    July 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm

  181. Tom King, Wyre Forest CLP, Youth Officer (personal capacity)

    Tom King

    July 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm

  182. Cllr Wes Streeting, LB Redbridge
    Ilford South CLP
    Unite Member and former NUS President

    Cllr Wes Streeting

    July 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm

  183. John Howard – Secretary Redbridge LGC, Ilford North CLP

    John Howard

    July 1, 2011 at 1:05 pm

  184. Alan Watkins-Groves Sleaford and North Hykeham CLP and NUT

    Alan Watkins-Groves

    July 1, 2011 at 1:32 pm

  185. Robert Crosby, Member, Rushcliffe CLP.
    Unite member who recognises that many NUT, ATL, PCS and UCU members are also Labour Party members.

    Robert Crosby

    July 1, 2011 at 1:42 pm

  186. Edith Speller, Lewisham Deptford CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm

  187. Unite & UCU member. Secretary of Bonymaen ward Labour Party. Swansea East CLP executive member.

    Paul Lloyd

    July 1, 2011 at 2:14 pm

  188. Andy Gilpin
    Wokingham CLP

    Andy Gilpin

    July 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm

  189. Nathan Joel Morrison, Aberdeen North CLP & Executive committee of Aberdeen Trades Council

    Nathan Morrison

    July 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm

  190. Andrew Dodgshon, Ealing Central & Acton CLP and Unite member. Ed was wrong to take such a categorical stance against the unions and wrong not to take the government to task over the substantive issues that the unions renegotaited many of the schemes just a couple of years ago and that Hutton, the IFS and the Public Accounts Committee all say they’re affordable. This strike has highlighted the government’s unwillingness to negotiate. Why didn’t Ed make that clear?

    Andrew Dodgshon

    July 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

  191. Kristian Lack, Filton & Bradley Stoke CLP

    Kristian Lack

    July 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

  192. Natasha Cox
    Poplar and Limehouse CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 3:36 pm

  193. Having rejoined the Labour Party post Blair, it was so disappointing to see Ed Miliband’s response to the strike action. He speaks about the squeezed middle, Orwell did too in the Road to Wigan Pier 70 years ago. The stikes were the squeezed middle personified. Working people means all of us, who work, not the cloth capped, dated stereotype of the right’s imagination. Why stand with Tory Politicians and Tabloids and against ‘labour’. The party was formed to protect working people. It should be encouraging and promoting union membership and supporting unions who take democratic decisions to strike supported by majorities of those voting. If Miliband returns to reheated Blairism, I like many others will not be staying around much longer to fund and support it.

    Pat Brack, Edinburgh West CLP

    July 1, 2011 at 4:06 pm

  194. Edward Wilson, Suffolk Coastal CLP

    Edward Wilson

    July 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

  195. Melanie Rady
    Labour Party Member
    Lewisham West and Penge CLP

    Melanie Rady

    July 1, 2011 at 4:12 pm

  196. Philip Crawford, Bromsgrove CLP

    Philip Crawford

    July 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

  197. Tom Miller, Brent Central CLP.

    Tom Miller

    July 1, 2011 at 4:14 pm

  198. Tara Hanks, Brighton & Hove CLP.


    July 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm

  199. David Snow, Tottenham CLP, GC Delegate for Bruce Grove BLP

    David Snow

    July 1, 2011 at 4:22 pm

  200. Alex Craven, Brighton Pavilion CLP.

    Alex Craven

    July 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm

  201. I’m a lifetime socialist but I joined the Labour Party last year because I thought there might be a chance of changing it. Everything said so far makes me realise how much it must change & I don’t mean ‘refounding Labour.’ I want Labour to be socialist and uphold equality but it’s a long, long time since these basics had any sway

    Ann Whitehurst

    July 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm

  202. Simon Whitten, South West Bedfordshire CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm

  203. Martin Jenkins. Ellesmere Port & Neston CLP.

    Martin Jenkins.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm

  204. Gerry McGarvey, Stirling CLP

    Gerry McGarvey

    July 1, 2011 at 4:55 pm

  205. Alan Smith, Shipley CLP

    Alan Smith

    July 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm

  206. Nick Mercer, Preseli Pembrokeshire CLP

    Nick Mercer

    July 1, 2011 at 5:00 pm

  207. Simon Brears Brigg and Goole CLP

    Simon Brears

    July 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm

  208. Huw Jordan, Tooting CLP

    Huw Jordan

    July 1, 2011 at 5:09 pm

  209. Chris Danes, Maldon CLP. Keep up the struggle for social justice, comrades.

    Chris Danes

    July 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm

  210. I rejoined the Labour Pparty hoping Ed Miliband would turn the tide of New Labour and start standing up for people. I was wrong. He is no different from the rest of the cabal. He should do the decent thing now and resign, and let the party elect a proper leader – not one from the right either.

    Labour Member – St. Helens South CLP

    Steve Kelly

    July 1, 2011 at 5:31 pm

  211. Derek Auld, Edinburgh West CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    • Great initiative, Owen. The Scottish Labour Party Camapign for Socialism press released our support for the stike; it was ignored of course.


      Vince Mills

      Vince MIlls

      July 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm

  212. Wanda Crosby Member Rushcliffe CLP

    Wanda Crosby

    July 1, 2011 at 6:02 pm

  213. Stamford Branch Treasurer, Grantham and Stamford CLP TULO Officer.

    Adam Wissen

    July 1, 2011 at 6:35 pm

  214. Sam Liu, Labour Party member, Garston and Halewood CLP.

    Sam Liu

    July 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm

  215. I hear a lot of talk within our party about the need to redress the balance between labour and capital. This is being expressed in terms of developing a convenant to the British people, based on work that pays and services that deliver, would not a decent pension be included within the remit of such a covenant Mr Miliband?

    David Hide Chair Horsham CLP

    July 1, 2011 at 7:07 pm

  216. Why are you doing this Ed? You should lead the Labour Movement & oppose the Government & their cuts.
    Brighton Kemptown CLP, branch sec. LP member for 44years, inc. LPYS & NDP in Vancouver.

    Anne Barry

    July 1, 2011 at 7:25 pm

  217. Chair, Barnsbury Labour Party
    IT Officer, Islington South & Finsbury.

    Thatcher destroyed private sector pensions by abolishing SERPS and allowing company pension holidays. Don’t let her level everyone down. Living wage for all.

    Simon Clarke

    July 1, 2011 at 7:28 pm

  218. Paul Reddick, Somerton and Frome CLP

    Paul Reddick

    July 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm

  219. Total support for the strikes. My own Union UNISON to join them if the government dont back off. Parity for private sector workers with us is something I support but not the way these Condemn scum have in mind!

    Sean Fox Mitcham and Morden CLP

    July 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm

  220. Tottenham CLP Youth Officer & Conference Delegate.
    Birkbeck (University of London) Students’ Union Co-Chair.

    Annabel Jones,

    July 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm

  221. The strikers have my complete and utter support. Teachers, civil servants and public sector workers should not be made to suffer anymore for the ideological desires of a right-wing government hell bent on stripping back and shrinking the state, hacking away at the welfare state, opening public institutions to free marker forces and suppressing pensions. We wont take this without a fight.
    Haltemprice&Howden CLP, Unison, NUT (student), Compass.

    Tristan Martin

    July 1, 2011 at 8:59 pm

  222. Ed and the rest of the Parliamentary Labour Party that criticised the Strikers should be ashamed of themselves, socialists stick together. Delyn CLP Trade Union Liaison Officer and UCATT Flint Branch secretary.

    Terry Renshaw

    July 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm

  223. Emma Macbeth, Witney CLP and Oxford City UNISON Labour Link Officer

    Emma Macbeth

    July 1, 2011 at 9:38 pm

  224. Michael Pye
    Ham East CLP

    Mike Pye

    July 1, 2011 at 9:46 pm

  225. jo oldale – Poole

    Jo Oldale

    July 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm

  226. Paul Carr

    Keighley CLP

    There is no weal save commonweal. Stand by the Unions Ed!

    Paul Carr

    July 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm

  227. Louise Whittle
    Lewisham West and Penge CLP

    Tony Benson
    Lewisham West and Penge CLP


    July 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm

  228. Joss MacDonald, Romsey and Southampton North CLP

    Joss MacDonald

    July 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm

  229. Emma Dow Brent CLP

    Emma Dow

    July 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    • James Groves
      Lancaster and Fleetwood CLP
      Our CLP backed the strike and sent messages of support.

      James Groves

      July 1, 2011 at 11:31 pm

  230. Signed

    Cllr Aaron Kiely

    July 1, 2011 at 11:51 pm

  231. John Sweeney Maldon CLP

    john sweeney

    July 2, 2011 at 12:17 am

  232. Ed, you are a disgrace. Public sector workers are fighting for all of us in the private sector who don’t even have a basic right to a pension. If I wanted to compromise with the Tories I would join the Lib Dems.

    Member, Hackney North & Stoke Newington CLP


    July 2, 2011 at 12:24 am

  233. Anger and disgust are not sufficient words to explain how I feel about Milliband at present. For God’s sake Tony Benn turned up at one of the rally’s, the shame is on the parliamentary Labour party. The socialist wing of the Labour party must start to unite against this, while we still have a voice. To the strikers I say,don’t give up ignore what the Tory press says, the majority of us support you .

    Kieran Gormley Coventry North East CLP

    July 2, 2011 at 7:11 am

  234. Mark Fitton Wansbeck CLP Assistant Secretary

    Mark Fitton

    July 2, 2011 at 7:14 am

  235. [...] I’ve set up a petition for Labour party members to show that, despite the failures of our leadership, we are on the side of our public sector workers. But it will take a lot more than petitions to turn this around. Yesterday was not just the beginning of a whole new phase of popular resistance to the Government – it was the start of a struggle for the heart and soul of the Labour party. We cannot afford to lose either. [...]

  236. Colin Hartley, Lancaster & Fleetwood CLP Exec. Committee.

    Colin Hartley

    July 2, 2011 at 7:39 am

  237. Steve Schollar – Newbury CLP

    Steve Schollar

    July 2, 2011 at 7:55 am

  238. Ed after seeing you on national news yesterday telling Teachers and civil servants they were wrong to strike, I feel you are out of step with Labour party grass roots members and hundreds of thousands if not millions of workers over pensions and retirement you need to sack your policy guru and speech writer, and get out and see for yourself the anger out there.
    Its not about reaching out to the squeezed middle its about re connecting with the cast aside and forgotten working class that is where labours vote has diminished.

    cllr Ian Morrison

    Hucknall Labour Party Branch Secretary
    Sherwood CLP Political officer

    Ian Morrison

    July 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

  239. Ed after seeing you on national news yesterday telling Teachers and civil servants they were wrong to strike, I feel you are out of step with Labour party grass roots members and hundreds of thousands if not millions of workers over pensions and retirement you need to sack your policy guru and speech writer, and get out and see for yourself the anger out there.
    Its not about reaching out to the squeezed middle its about re connecting with the cast aside and forgotten working class that is where labours vote has diminished.

    cllr Ian Morrison

    Hucknall Labour Party Branch Secretary
    Sherwood CLP Political officer

    Ian Morrison

    July 2, 2011 at 8:58 am

  240. As a Labour Party member I am 100% behind the public sector workers trying to defend their pensions schemes. To try to make people worker longer, pay more and get less for their pensions is just straight forward provocation.
    And I don’t buy this argument about teachers striking inconveniencing parents. What about election days when thousands of schools are shut as polling stations!

    Charlie Sarell, Secretary of Erewash CLP

    July 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

  241. How could he support the strike when he was laughing and joking with Cameron and Clegg at Buckingham Palace on the same day? He should be ashamed of himself! I voted for him in the leadership election but now I regard that as a wasted vote.

    What a disgrace!

    Wanda Crosby

    July 2, 2011 at 10:08 am

  242. 100% support for Public Sector Workers! Always the ones to take the hit and yet depended upon to provide essential services whilst feeling insulted and undervalued.I bet the MP’s don’t award themselves a pension increase that results in a poorer payout after a lifetime of service and dedication.They should be ashamed of themselves!! Maggie is back without a doubt !!!!!!!!

    Marie Macrae

    July 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

  243. Shame on you Ed for turning your back on the very movement that supported you to be elected into the position you are currently in. Its about time you got a grip, in this difficult time when ordinary Labour members are under attack from this disgracful government we need a strong leader who will stand up for the working class and stop treating the unions like a bad relation. If you continue to take this appaling stance Labour members will be calling for you to stand down sooner than what you think.

    Cllr Keir Morrison
    Sherwood CLP

    Keir Morrison

    July 2, 2011 at 10:55 am

  244. I think it is a disgrace that Ed said what he said

    Tony Stagg

    July 2, 2011 at 11:07 am

    • Tony Stagg Vice Chair Tiverton and Honiton CLP and Chair Tiverton Labour Party Branch.

      Tony Stagg

      July 2, 2011 at 11:09 am

  245. I’m not a public sector worker, on thursday I joined thousands of people in my city to march and rally and protest against horrific things this coalition Govt are doing. I did it because it was right – and it was right because people doing important jobs in our society are being shafted. well and truly shafted.Good teachers are going to leave their professions, or worse still, chose not to be teachers in the first place. As I got ready to go to the Newcastle march, I sat agasp at Ed’s Interview, shocked at how robotic and uncaring and unprofessional he sounded, but mostly shocked at how he sounded like a tory. Im a socialist, Ed said he was, well thats not the type of socialist I am. On the verge of leaving the labour party. My heart says what you say is wrong Mr Milliband.


    July 2, 2011 at 11:31 am

  246. Garry Keeler Sittingbourne and Sheppey CLP…Am also a public sector worker as is my wife

    Garry keeler

    July 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

  247. Dreadful mistake ! And a lost opportunity to revive the Party.

    Bob Clay Secretary Swansea County Labour Party. Gower CLP

    July 2, 2011 at 12:04 pm

  248. Damian Simpson Grimsby CLP Also a public sector worker

    Damian Simpson

    July 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm

  249. The Labour Party needs to be on the side of the wealth creators of this country, the working class & their Trade Unions.

    Russ Blakely - Portsmouth CLP & Unite member

    July 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm

  250. Sairah Tariq, Glasgow Central CLP

    Sairah Tariq

    July 2, 2011 at 2:09 pm

  251. Support all involved in defending thier conditions, just plain fundementle trade unionism and socialist principles. If we can’t what are we?

    Bill Byrd

    July 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

  252. Terry Ledlie Yeovil CLP

    terry ledlie

    July 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm

  253. Sarah Brown
    Broxtowe CLP Secretary,
    Chair of Awsworth Parish Council
    Public Sector Worker and UNISON activist

    Sarah Brown

    July 2, 2011 at 6:09 pm

  254. My pension will be around £3,500 per year hardly gold plated. Added to which I have to work long (2 years) because I was born in 1954 it is totally unfair. We in the Public Sector work hard. Please realise the struggles some of us will have.
    The Con-dems government is made up of over 20 millionaires how do they know what its like to pay more work longer to get less? They are cushioned we are not

    Mary Locke Selly Oak CLP

    July 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm

  255. Varinder Singh
    London Borough of Redbridge – Ilford South CLP

    Varinder Singh

    July 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

  256. David Marsden – Cannock Chase CLP – UNISON NEC

    Let it never be forgotten – without the collective efforts of the trade unions, there would have been no Labour Party…

    David Marsden

    July 2, 2011 at 11:23 pm

  257. Sarah Evans Vice chair Andover Labour Party and chair Hampshire Labour Representation Committee.

    The feeling of betrayal is horrible, When the person we expected to stand shoulder to shoulder with us, and who we thought was on our side, condemns our stand against the biggest and most vicious attack on working people that many of us has seen in our lifetimes.

    We expected and need so much more from our party’s leadership. The issues that face working people today are the same issues faced by working people when our party was founded, and there has never been a greater need to defend our welfare state and public services. I call on Ed to think again and stand with us and not against us.

    Sarah Evans

    July 3, 2011 at 3:37 am

  258. Ed is making a big mistake is he thinks attacking striking workers is a vote-winner.

    Pam Woods, Unison and Islington South Labour Party

    July 3, 2011 at 5:38 am

  259. Ian Woodland, Southampton Itchen CLP and Unite member.

    Ian Woodland

    July 3, 2011 at 6:25 am

  260. Ipswich North & Suffolk Central CLP
    Member of the NUT and UCU
    Former National Executive Member of NATFHE
    Supporter of Suffolk Coalition for Public Services

    John Kreeger

    July 3, 2011 at 7:43 am

  261. Ioan Evans Swansea East CLP

    Ioan Evans

    July 3, 2011 at 3:49 pm

  262. Sally Burgess, Brecon & Radnor CLP

    If they think that this dreadful, shameful interview will appease the tory press they’re crazy. Why would anyone vote for that?

    Maybe it would be good if messages were left on Ed’s website where he has placed a feeble justification of his stance, this is the link:

    Sally Burgess

    July 3, 2011 at 5:53 pm

  263. Jim Monaghan, Keir Hardie Branch, Ayr Carrick and Cumnock CLP

    Jim Monaghan

    July 3, 2011 at 7:08 pm

  264. Jon Rogers, Branch Chair, Hanover and Elm Grove Branch, Brighton Pavilion CLP (and UNISON National Executive Council member)

    Jon Rogers

    July 3, 2011 at 9:35 pm

  265. Rebecca Loader, Bromley and Chislehurst CLP.

    Rebecca Loader

    July 3, 2011 at 9:41 pm

  266. Jenny Lennox, Walthamstow CLP, Joint Vice Chair of Labour Representation Committee

    Jenny Lennox

    July 4, 2011 at 11:10 am

  267. Richard Burgon, Vice Chair, Leeds East CLP

    Richard Burgon

    July 4, 2011 at 5:03 pm

  268. Jonathan Storey, Chipping Barnet CLP.

    Jon Storey

    July 4, 2011 at 10:07 pm

  269. Dominic Curran, Vauxhall CLP, Youth Officer Oval Branch

    Dominic Curran

    July 5, 2011 at 1:18 am

  270. It’s time to grow a spine Ed. This country desperately needs a principled opposition to the insane, vicious, and nasty Thatcherite dogma that now passes for ‘common sense’ amongst our elitist, smug, and complacent political classes.
    New Labour is part of the problem, the ultimate act of entryism, and you Ed were elected by people who believe in the founding principles of Labour. People like me, who would like to have a recognisably social democratic party to vote for (as opposed to just voting against the Tories); not an unreasonable expectation in a democracy?
    By, oh so predictably, walking into the trap set for you by your enemies in the Tory press you have let yourself, and the Labour movement down; and for what? All you have achieved is to alienate your natural supporters, whilst the Tories and Blairite ultras will continue to hate you even if you stood on your head and sang ‘we simply love you Maggie’ (that wasn’t a suggestion by the way)! Well done, genius, wish I too had gone to Oxford!

    James Sorah, Blackpool South CLP

    July 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

  271. Bob Wood Leeds Central CLP

    Bob Wood

    July 5, 2011 at 4:04 pm

  272. William Paterson, Brent Central CLP

    William Paterson

    July 5, 2011 at 10:41 pm

  273. This is an era of class conflict, for once the Labour Party ought to support the working class.


    July 6, 2011 at 10:50 am

  274. James Bevan, Streatham CLP


    July 6, 2011 at 1:55 pm

  275. Mark Osgood, Portsmouth Labour Party member, UNITE

    Mark Osgood

    July 6, 2011 at 3:45 pm

  276. nadia Hackney North and Stoke Newington CLP


    July 7, 2011 at 10:24 am

  277. Jim Padmore
    Leeds North-East CLP

    jim padmore

    July 8, 2011 at 9:44 am

  278. Of course I support the workers striking on 30/06/11. As a Socialist who has just recently rejoined Labour, voicing support for fellow workers in defence of decent pensions, is without question, the minimum I can do. My question is in answer to those who try to divide the public sector workers from private sector workers, by saying the pension entitlement of private sector workers is not as good as those in the public sector:- isn`t this due in large part to the eradication of the original SERPS scheme? It`s just that I haven`t heard this mentioned in relation to this. Yet surely it must be a factor.

    Tim Hayward

    July 9, 2011 at 12:25 am

  279. Preston CLP. Mem. no. L0141061.

    Michael Holdsworth

    July 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm

  280. I fully support all public sector workers, and any other workers, taking action against this illegitamate government, with no mandate to destroy the lives of ordinary people who were not responsible for this crisis of Capitalism.
    Richard Jones CWU, East Worthing & Shoreham Labour


    July 13, 2011 at 12:37 pm

  281. All Labour Party members must support the Public Sector workers and any other workers in struggle.The class struggle is being waged by the tories, fight back or die. Bill Byrd Yeovil CLP, Unite retired member

    Bill Byrd

    January 16, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    • Central Suffolk & North Ipswich clp Retired from nhs July 2010

      David Isaacs

      January 17, 2012 at 12:21 am

  282. Paul Carr Keighley CLP

    Paul Carr

    January 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

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