Jeremy Corbyn at our AGM

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Thanks to all those members who came to our AGM, and special thanks to Jeremy, our president who somehow made time to join us. He spoke of the on-going development of Labour’s manifesto. . .  the need for a free social care system alongside the NHS; the scandal that over a million people are waiting for care at any one time; the need to end the system of students having to buy their education; the scandal of 15-20,000 rough sleepers at any one time; the importance of community and in this connection the building of social housing, overcoming air pollution, the setting up of youth and sports clubs, after-school clubs and the need to have proper skills training.

He said that it was necessary to have a plan to measure the needs of communities in all parts of the country so that these needs could be concretely dealt with. On Brexit, he said there was a need to act to stop “no deal’, and said that after talks with members and affiliated trade unions the Labour Party was calling for a people’s vote on a Brexit deal with the option of voting for “remain’. He answered members’ questions before rushing off for a meeting and an important vote in the House of Commons.

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