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The 2016 Labour Conference saw Jeremy Corbyn win the leadership contest for the second time. more_in_common.jpg

You can catch the speeches from Shadow Cabinet members, Tom Watson, Sadiq Khan, Labour delegates - and of course Corbyn's summary speech here on the Labour Party site.

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Labour Conference - Corbyn wins leadership election

The 2016 Labour Conference saw Jeremy Corbyn win the leadership contest for the second time. You can catch the speeches from Shadow Cabinet members, Tom Watson, Sadiq Khan, Labour delegates...

The campaigns for the Labour Party lea00__JC_OS.jpgdership are well under way.  You can read the candidates' views on these sites: (Open blog.)

Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith

There will be hustings throughout August - many available on-line.

Whoever wins the leadership - we need to continue and grow as an active, unified party. 

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The campaigns for the Labour Party leadership are well under way.  You can read the candidates' views on these sites: (Open blog.) Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith There will be...

The Huddersfield 'Save our A&E' group has managed another excellent intervention. 

MP Barry Sheerman posed critical questions and locaCCG_collage.jpgl Labour members and candidates were there in support.  Almondbury councillor Judith Hughes and candidate Ken Lowe, Newsome candidate Nadeem Iqbal with Nasim and Linden, Lindley candidate Mohammed Fayoom, and from Golcar Stephan Jungnitz with Jeremy Cuss from Colne Valley CLP. Some of us got a seat inside, some of us shouted, 'Let us in!' with the several hundred people outside the stadium.

The 'Save our A&E' group are challenging the legal basis of the CCG's report and Barry is setting up a commission of experts to assess the report and offer a Plan B.  He will be using social media to involve local people.

At the meeting, Barry asked why he had been told for months that A&E would be located in Huddersfield, only to be called to an emergency meeting which set out a complete change.  'Was this really a clinical or medical case?' he asked, 'or actually a financial case?'

'I am determined to do all I can to change this ridiculous  plan', he said.  'It is perfectly possible to link passion and imagination with intelligence to come up with a Plan B that doesn't  take a hospital and its A&E away from a major town like Huddersfield.'

Our local and national NHS are under attack. We need an even stronger force on the council and a change of government.  It's not going to happen without some work.  Can you help?  Let us know here:

Huddersfield people shout, "No" to HRI plans

The Huddersfield 'Save our A&E' group has managed another excellent intervention.  MP Barry Sheerman posed critical questions and local Labour members and candidates were there in support.  Almondbury councillor Judith...

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