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£8,529
raised of £5,000 target by 217 supporters

    Weʼve raised £8,529 to Help cover the cost of voting in Labour Leadership contest

    United Kingdom
    Funded on Friday, 15th July 2016

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    The Labour NEC met today to determine whether or not Jeremy Corbyn could feature on the leadership ballot. They ruled that he can, but they simultaneously ruled that those members who joined after 12th January 2016 would not be eligible to take part in the election. Additionally, a charge of £25 will be levied to register as a Labour Supporter, a significantly higher fee than the £3 previously charged. At a time when British people are once again reinvigorated by politics and political change, and clamouring to take an active part in their party of choice, they are being denied this chance. Jeremy Corbyn has inspired unprecedented growth in the Labour party membership, and those new members, and those who wish to vote in the leadership contest, should not be denied a chance to vote.

    The figure of £25 is a discriminatory price that will clearly exclude a great many from being able to take part in this vote. The purpose of this page is to raise money to provide to those who wish to vote. That money has to be raised quickly, as we will need to register as supporters between 18th-20th July in order to secure the right to vote.

    Please consider supporting to the extent that you can. Thank you.

    UPDATE: please note that i am currently working on a plan as to how to best distribute funds and will respond to those who have contacted me in due course. Please also consider UNITE membership as a means of obtaining a vote. Additionally, while I am personally a supporter of Jeremy Corbyn, should i succeed in making this work, receipt of financial support does NOT oblige you to vote any particular way: it is your right to choose how to vote.

    Finally, while I hope I am able to make this work positively and fully legally, if I am not, all funds will be returned to those who have donated to this campaign.

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    • Lauren Ashby4 years ago
      Lauren Ashby

      Lauren Ashby

      4 years ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Late this afternoon I was issued with a formal warning by the Labour Party NEC, as some here had indicated might happen. They claim that I am in violation of Labour Party rules because I, and the people who have kindly donated, are buying memberships for those unwilling to do so themselves. They have requested that I shut down the page, and return all monies to the original donors by 12 noon on Monday, 18 July. Please read the rest of my update on this here: http://docdro.id/50Tb1tE

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    • Lauren Ashby4 years ago
      Lauren Ashby

      Lauren Ashby

      4 years ago

      Dear all - a further update, please read here: http://docdro.id/AKrmjp0 Thank you all once again for the support, i am truly overwhelmed by how this campaign has grown. Please do read the update linked to above as this sets out a few important points.

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    • Lauren Ashby4 years ago
      Lauren Ashby

      Lauren Ashby

      4 years ago

      Hi all - I've written an update, you can view it here: http://docdro.id/Z2OBHbt

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    4 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 7/15/2016 07.26

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    • jonathan quaife

      jonathan quaife

      Jul 15, 2016

      Thanks LaurenPlease keep us advised regarding how these funds will be distributed.If my email address is relevant, it is jonathan.quaife@gmail.comMany thanksJonathan

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    Lauren Ashby

    Lauren Ashby

    United Kingdom

    Please note that I am not affiliated with the Labour party beyond being a party member and they have no part in this campaign. Please also note that Unite membership entitles you to vote in the Labour leadership campaign and represents a viable alternative means to a vote.

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