Far be it from me –

Ed, Can You Hear Me Calling (Out Your Name)

on August 20, 2013

Earlier this year I let my Labour party membership lapse through good old fashioned disillusionment. A chance meeting with a party activist  left me so impressed  with his enthusiasm and drive that I signed up again and reinstated my direct debit. After some uncomfortable confrontations I decided to keep calm and carry on going to meetings but to my horror I had a struggle to get a ballot paper in the PPC selection process because of my earlier lapse in membership. That was quickly sorted and I cast my vote and indeed and very thankfully there is now a Labour candidate in my neck of the woods,   ahead of the 2015 General Election.   I was then involved in a clash because I aired my personal opinions (about something entirely different)  in the local newspaper and after some soul searching I decided to leave for good because  I value freedom of speech more than my membership of the Labour movement.   I’ve since had a flurry of mailings from Labour HQ and in irritation I did return one with  my reasons for leaving  written on it, with an invitation for Labour HQ to contact me if they wished to discuss the matter further.   No further letters have arrived.

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2 responses to “Ed, Can You Hear Me Calling (Out Your Name)

  1. Judith
    I deeply regret you deciding to leave the Party, though I understand your reasons entirely.
    Please dont judge the party nationally, or indeed even locally through the actions of one individual. I hope you can continue to support our coming efforts to elect a Labour MP over the coming months, we are encouraging support from as wide a range of actvists as possible.
    Sure the reports of you engaging with UKIP cant be true!!

  2. judithhaire says:

    Thank you for this. Kind regards, Judith

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