I am delighted to welcome you to the website of the Constituency Labour Party (CLP) for North East Bedfordshire. I would especially like to extend a very warm welcome to all the new members who have recently joined the Labour Party. We aim to make all our members welcome, whatever shade of red you are!
As your candidate in the recent General Election, I would like to thank all those who helped out with the campaign, whether by posting on social media, delivering leaflets in the rain, messaging your support or conversations with your friends and family. While it was a very poor result nationally, I was delighted that Mohammad Yasin retained his seat in Bedford. Our colleagues in the constituency carried out a brilliant campaign and it was a pleasure to see a number of volunteers from NE Beds out on the streets.
I won't go into great detail now, but if you would like to know my views on the campaign, then please read my blog here…
Unfortunately, encouraged by some politicians and the large section of the press, overt racism and xenophobia has once again surfaced in our communities. This is a cancer in our society, one we must challenge wherever we find it. I recently wrote a piece on 'white privilege', from the perspective of a white middle aged person. I can safely say I received the most online abuse to date as a result of posting this blog. You can read my perspective here…
As Chair of North East Beds CLP, I am determined that the local Labour Party should make a real difference to our local communities by actively campaigning for change.
We are proud to have an active local branch structure with four branches – Arlesey & Stotfold, Biggleswade, North Beds and Sandy & Potton – which meet regularly. This, plus our monthly all-member CLP meeting means that, wherever you are in the constituency, you are never far from a friendly Labour welcome.
Anything is possible when we work together, but it will need dedication, enthusiasm and hard work. I’m in and I hope you are too. I'm sure I will meet many of you along the way. In the meantime, please feel free to get in touch if there's anything I can help you with.
Chair – North East Beds CLP
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