Monday, January 14, 2008
Oldham West and Royton
Friday January 4th saw my first visit to a CLP of the year - the strong Labour Constituency of Oldham West and Royton. I used to work in Oldham a lot when I was a Labour Party Regional Officer, so it was good to see some old friends. I gave my report on how the NEC works and there was plenty of discussion about how the party works and how its changed over recent years. When I asked members if they had one message for the leadership, it was clear that they stand ready to work hard for a Labour victory and are looking for some inspiration and excitement in the New Year - as one member put it "we want Gordon to pull a real rabbit out of the hat!"