Is there any way I can vote to say you’re a miserable, grovelling, anti-working class piece of shit?
Steve McCabe MP
House of Commons
London SW1A OA
18 May 2007
I told you a couple of weeks ago that I would be backing Gordon Brown to be the next leader of the Labour Party. I am proud to tell you that I was one of 313 MP’s who nominated Gordon this week.
As Gordon said in his acceptance speech yesterday “the scale of the nominations shows to the country a Party united in its determination not to retreat into the past, but going forward as new labour to address the opportunities and challenges of the future……..for me a new conversation with the country is just beginning.”
I couldn’t agree more.
It would have been good to have an all members meeting to allow you to have your say but I don’t think that is going to be possible. However there is an Executive Committee meeting on May 24 and I would like to demonstrate to them that Gordon Brown has the backing of this constituency.
Please let me have your vote of support for Gordon Brown, return the reply coupon; email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 0121 622 4408, with your name and address. You need to do it quickly so that I have them by 4pm on Thursday 24 May.
I have nominated Hazel Blears for Deputy Leader. I’m a geat admirer of her no nonsense approach to getting things done. She’s coming to Birmingham on Friday 29 May to open the new Allenscroft School and afterwards there will be an opportunity for you to meet her.
So, please join me and Hazel at 5.30pm-7pm, Friday 25 May, the Pavillion, Kings Heath Cricket Club, Alcester Road South.
You will have your chance to hear directly from Hazel and ask her questions.
One of the tragedies of Labour is that we can become so procedure driven that we forget that it’s the members that really count. Gordon’s promised a more open and inclusive politics. Let’s get that off to a great start by ensuring a large ballot return from new Selly oak, add a personal message too and I will make sure that Gordon gets it.
Some may say it’s a done deal or it doesn’t matter but it does. Gordon needs your support. He will be our Prime Minister. Let’s pull together and make sure he gets off to the best possible start.
Steve McCabe MP
( ) Yes, Gordon Brown has my vote for Leader of the Labour Party, pass this on to the Executive Committee
( ) Send me a copy of Gordon’s acceptance speech
——————————————————————————————Please pass this message of support on to Gordon Brown
( ) I would like to meet Hazel Blears on 24 May add my name to the guest list
My vote for Deputy leader will go to
Please return to Steve McCabe MP by 4pm Thursday 24 May