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Watch: the amazing Jennie Formby turns speech about her treatment into Labour party political broadcast

Labour general secretary’s conference speech cheered throughout and ends to standing ovation

Labour general secretary Jennie Formby spoke to the party’s annual conference this afternoon – and brought the house down, to a series of cheers and a standing ovation.

Speaking about the cancer treatment she is still undergoing without a trace of self-pity, she turned her experience into a salute to the NHS – and a party political broadcast for the Labour Party who founded and will restore it, reversing the Tories’ damaging privatisation:

Formby also spoke about the party’s considerable progress in its disciplinary processes and its commitment to fighting racism, it’s transformative policies and the efforts of Labour members to get them out to the public.

It was a humbling display of the spirit, vision and the passion for the welfare of the many that makes the Labour movement the hope of a decent and compassionate society for all.

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8 comments

  1. Very Imppresive…She managed to show our politicians how to be a politician and show vision and leadership despite fighting for her life

  2. Not withstanding Jennie Formby’s illness, for which we must give her our best wishes, she too is still presiding over a witch hunt, where members are being suspended without due process.These procedures MUST be democratised, they are worse than the actions of some of our worst employers.

    1. Jennie Formby apart (and she can’t sort this deeply embedded problem of NCC corruption on her own) – there is a huge difference between the speedy despatch of people such as Chris Williamson and Jackie Walker, compared with the persistence of the clearly suspect and far from neutral operation of NCC judgments.

  3. This is the woman Tom Watson turned on and sought to undermine during her gruelling cancer treatment.
    Despite her illness, the operation the chemo and radiotherapy she had to endure Jennie responded to Tom’s appalling treatment expertly and professionally . She showed him up for what he is.
    Jennie also left her sick bed to attend a meeting of the NEC, something Tom Watson didn’t do at the time and hasn’t done in the months since. He just hadn’t the guts to face her.
    Also we are, of course, still waiting for condemnation of his vile behaviour towards Jennie from those defenders of women’s rights – Jess Phillips Harriet Harman Stella Creasy Yvette Cooper etc.Shame on them for their silence in this matter which incidently further exposes the selective nature of their feminism.
    Jennie You are a lesson to us all and a wonderful role model for our young people .Once again I wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to your recovery and return full time to your role as General Secretary at which you excel.

    1. Jess Phillips Harriet Harman Stella Creasy Yvette Cooper etc. Shame on them for their silence in this matter which incidently further exposes the selective nature of their feminism.

      For “selective” read “opportunist”, the trait that runs through the Liberal Left like letters in a stick of rock.

  4. And, of course, not a dicky bird about JF on the MSM and fake news BBC!

    JF is a hero of our times!

  5. Huge respect for Jenny Formby , she is fighting for her life and must be mentally and physically exhausted , but still manages to be an inspiration . I have seen dear friends coping with this so I am only too aware of the effects .
    She does not need attacks from a parasite or grudging half hearted support .
    I wish her a full recovery and better times to come .

  6. Brilliant and for the many not the few.
    Would be great if Labour gets 350 MP’s with Jenni’s convictions and compassion.
    Let’s focus on the positive. LAB4HOPE!

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