The Left can’t afford to split in Eastbourne

From: Ian TurnerPrideaux Road, Eastbourne

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 10:28 am
Updated Thursday, 27th May 2021, 10:34 am

Regarding Eastbourne Labour Party, I would just like to reply to Peter Rolfe’s letter in last week’s Herald click here to read.

Having just re-joined the Labour Party, from another party, I was amazed at the in-fighting in such a small party.

Traditionally the Left has always had splits, but it cannot afford to do this in Eastbourne.

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With due respect, many people have no idea what neo- liberalism is!

Is it a disease?

Most people on the doorstep would support good affordable housing, good state education, good healthcare and better green transport systems.

In Jake Lambert, you have a charismatic young man, born and bred in Eastbourne.

Those of us who went to the hustings for the last election saw how well he spoke, and what a good communicator he is.

As Stephen Lloyd said to me later, in any marginal seat Jake would easily get in.

By explaining our socialist policy in a simple but effective way, we can again gain seats in council elections , as we did in the 60s and 70s , then Labour will again have a voice, which is very much needed.