To: Harriett Harman, MP, Acting Leader of the Opposition ,
Cc Iain McNicol, Gen. Sec. Labour Party
House of Commons,
London SW1 0AA
I write to inform you of a motion carried unanimously at the OrpingtonCLP all members meeting on 22 July.
“This CLP demands that the Labour Party as a matter of urgency sets up
an instant Rebuttal Unit, such as the one under Alistair Campbell that operated so
successfully under Tony Blair, in order to shoot down Tory misrepresentations and
get the Labour side of the political argument into the public domain.”
Members believed the Labour Party, once again in the throes of a long leadership election, is allowing the Tories free rein in the media.
They felt that unless we take urgent action, we risk continuing to allow the Tories to set the agenda and convince the electorate that Labour is unelectable in 2020.
Nigel de Gruchy