Left Unity to debate relationship with Labour Party

Left Unity’s annual conference this Saturday (21 Nov) will see the party debate its future – including a number of motions that would change its relationship to the Labour Party.

Left Unity, as a political party co-founded by Ken Loach, has seen a spectrum of responses to the election of Jeremy Corbyn. Motions on the agenda include:
– Attempting to affiliate to the Labour Party
– Continuing as an independent radical left party
– Ceasing to stand in elections against Labour
– Turning into a ‘network’ that can include Labour members
– Campaigning for Labour to adopt particular policies

The conference begins at 10.30am, with the motions on Labour starting from 11.45am and continuing through most of the afternoon. The venue is Student Central, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY. Please email press@leftunity.org for press registration.

The text of the motions is here.

Left Unity principal speaker Salman Shaheen said:

“There is a wide range of views within Left Unity on what should happen now, and it’s anyone’s guess which way the vote on Saturday will go.

“We are committed to doing what we can to support the politics Jeremy Corbyn stands for, and that we have in common with him. The question is how best to do it and that is what we will be discussing.”

Other topics set to be debated at the conference, which is titled ‘New opportunites, new challenges’, include the EU referendum (on Sunday) and campaign priorities for 2016.

For more information contact press@leftunity.org

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