At the first meeting of the Clacton Labour Party since the General Election, members heard that the campaign had attracted something over 70 new members, bringing the total membership up to a record 400. Our Parliamentary Candidate, Tasha Osben, thanked everyone for their “monumental effort” in supporting her and in forging a real grass roots movement made up of older more experienced members and younger enthusiastic members. She said it had put the Party on a solid footing for going forward and that this was just the start of campaigning across the constituency which will lead on to much greater success in the future.
The Chair, George Taylor, thanked Tasha for all her hard work and said that Clacton Labour Party had been recognised by the Eastern Regional Office, who had sent him an email congratulating the members on a “magnificent campaign.”
The meeting was also told that it had been agreed that Clacton MIU would be kept open. Campaigns organiser, Chris Bee, said this was an excellent result and that it was largely down to the Clacton Labour Party’s campaign. He warned though that this wasn’t the end of the matter and pressure needed to be kept up to ensure the NHS was properly funded in this area.