With the maelstrom of spin surrounding the European Parliament election results obscuring their significance and being used by mainstream media and ‘stop Brexit’ obsessives to attack Labour’s attempts under Jeremy Corbyn to unify people on both sides of the issue, the Peterborough by-election next week has assumed considerable importance.
Labour is fielding a strong, local left-wing candidate, Lisa Forbes, to fight for a seat that the party won in 2017 by just over six hundred votes. Peterborough has been badly left behind by the Tories and Labour’s bold policies can appeal to local people.
To help rally and organise the Labour campaigning effort, Momentum is organising a mass-mobilising call on on Wednesday evening at 7.30pm with Owen Jones and others to get activists mobilised for the by election up and let them know how they can get involved wherever they are in the country.
It’s not necessary to live near Peterborough to participate in the effort and ways supporters can help will be discussed during the mobilisation call.
Details and a sign-up form can be found here. With only eight days to go until the ballot, every bit of help counts. Please sign up and share this information so others can get involved, too.
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