Cllr Len Jacklin, Waveney CLP Chair, responding to the news, said:
“The Labour Party suffered a serious defeat in the General Election, and it is important that we reflect and learn from that.
“We have opened up our leadership contest so that as many people as possible can shape the new direction of our party. For the first time, supporters will be able to vote in the election of our new Leader.
“Over 100 people have joined the local Labour Party in Waveney since the General Election, with more than 40,000 new members nationwide.
“Every new member will be able to vote in the upcoming leadership contest. We want every single one of them to take part.
“As we learn from our defeat, the voices of new members, Registered and Affiliated Supporters will help forge a stronger Labour Party.”
Notes to editors
- The Labour Party is the largest political party in Britain. More than 40,000 people have joined the Labour Party since the General Election.
- Labour supporters who are on the UK electoral register can sign up to be a Registered or Affiliated supporter and vote in the contest for a new Labour leader.