The Somerton and Frome CLP has backed Keir Starmer for Labour Leader and Rosena Allin Khan for Deputy.
in his statement Starmer said;
“I’ve spent my life fighting for justice, standing up for the powerless and against the powerful.
I’m now standing to be leader of the Labour Party because I believe I can help unite our movement, take on the Tories and build a better future.
When Labour is united, we can achieve anything.
The NHS, the minimum wage, the Equal Pay Act, peace in Northern Ireland: impossible dreams made possible by Labour governments.
We now need to provide an effective opposition to Boris Johnson.
We need to start winning elections again – starting with the local elections in May, building to 2024.
We won’t do that by abandoning our values or the radicalism we have rediscovered.
We are an anti-austerity party. We believe in common ownership. We want to build a more peaceful world through a human-rights based foreign policy. We must hardwire the Green New Deal into every part of our politics.
Those are the pillars on which we can build a radical agenda for the future.
Inequalities of every type – power, education, health and wealth – are now so ingrained that only a fundamental shift can address them.
Our task is to make that agenda relevant to the 2020s and 2030s: to deliver economic justice, social justice and climate justice.
That is a huge task.
This leadership contest can only be one part of it.
With your help and with all parts of the labour and trade union movement coming together, I believe we can win again. Another future is possible.”