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Local party nominates Owen Smith for Labour leadership

Members of East Lothian Labour Party met at Prestonpans Labour Club last week to determine who to support in the party’s UK leadership contest.

After a positive discussion, with considered contributions from supporters of both leadership contenders, the members present voted by a margin of 33 votes to 13 to nominate Owen Smith MP as the party’s next leader.

Cllr Jim Goodfellow, Chair of East Lothian CLP, said:

“The nomination meeting was conducted in a comradely and respectful way. Strong views were expressed about the merits of both leadership candidates, but there was also a very clear desire for unity. Above all, everyone was agreed on the importance of coming together after the leadership election to concentrate our efforts on opposing the Tory government.”

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