Video: Liverpool CLP hits delegate funding target, thanks SKWAWKBOX readers

Last weekend, the SKWAWKBOX reported the case of delegates from Garston and Halewood (GH) CLP in Liverpool, who were looking to crowdfund the cost of getting to Labour’s annual Conference in Brighton to participate in the party’s democratic processes in support of leader Jeremy Corbyn and key motions expected to be contested to improve Labour’s internal democracy.

They were mocked by the local newspaper for doing so – which kind of backfired on the local newspaper when this blog covered it and raised awareness of the appeal.

The SKWAWKBOX is delighted to announce that, with the help of the SKWAWKBOX’s fantastic readers, the GH delegates completed the remaining 40% of their target in just a couple of days.

Val Colvin, the delegate co-ordinating the crowdfund, made this announcement on Facebook:

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Ms Colvin was subsequently interviewed about the crowdfund by Liverpool TV and described the eleventh-hour achievement of the target:

Val also asked the SKWAWKBOX to make sure its readers got a special thank-you and said:

We are going to Conference to be your voice and we’re absolutely overwhelmed by people’s generosity. A true act of socialism!

So thank you from Val and her colleagues at GH CLP – and thanks from the SKWAWKBOX for once again being a fantastic, generous bunch of people.

Or, as Val put it in her facebook post, for “being a fine example of true socialism”.

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  1. Crowdfunding is very dangerous because it is so democratising. One of the most effective weapons that the establishment has against the ordinary person is that the individual does not have the financial resources to challenge power effectively. Hence, for example, the withdrawal of legal aid and the introduction of fees for industrial tribunals, and so on. Crowdfunding can answer this in a very successful way. Which is why the Labour Party, for example, prohibited even the buying of food or paying of bills on behalf of people who could not otherwise have afforded the fee to become a registered member.


  2. Congratulations and very well done. You are an inspiration to us all. Enjoy Conference!

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