1,000 Labour councillors: Why we are backing Owen Smith to continue the fight against austerity
Update: This letter was signed by 500 Labour councillors on July 26, 2016. It has now been updated to reflect its 1,000 signatories.
In a month’s time, we will be casting our votes for Owen Smith as Leader because we believe this is the only path forward to a Labour Government and putting a stop to the immense damage the Tories are doing to our communities and our nation.
We have closely watched the debate in our Party in recent weeks and are deeply impressed with how Owen has done. He has driven home the message that the fight Labour must lead is about tackling inequalities in wealth, power, outcomes and opportunities, across our country.