Sunday, June 08, 2008

Northern Ireland

On Saturday by I flew to Belfast to meet Labour Party members in Northern Ireland.

Members over there have been busy recruiting and should shortly be in a position to formally constitute themselves. It was great to meet members genuinely keen to build the party and I learnt a lot about the correct political situation there. There is good support from Trade Union members - especially GND and Unite/Amicus.

I met a good spread of members in the pub on Saturday afternoon, followed by more members at a smashing meal in the evening. Many thanks to Boyd and Pat for their hospitality. The changes in Belfast have been amazing since the Good Friday Agreement and the place really seems to be on the up.

You'll be hearing more about the Labour Party in Ireland at conference.

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