Chelmsford Labour nominates their leadership candidate
On Wednesday 10th of August the Chelmsford Labour Party had a nomination meeting to decide who they were going to nominate to be leader of the national party.
The cases both Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith were put forward and members from the floor were also given an opportunity to speak and ask questions.
There was an excellent turnout of local members both old and new from all over Chelmsford.
Following the High Court’s decision that stated people who joined after the 12th of January should be allowed to vote in the upcoming leadership election, even more members were invited to join the meeting.
Whilst the debate was lively with many people wanting to put their point of view across, proceedings remained friendly and cordial throughout with some excellent ideas being put forward.
Up and down the country local constituency parties have had meetings to nominate a candidate.
Although the result does not count towards the official vote next month it could be an indicator of what the final result will be.
Chelmsford voted to nominate Jeremy Corbyn.
Last year, Chelmsford nominated Yvette Cooper.
Whatever the result of the leadership election, Chelmsford CLP is committed to campaigning for Chelmsford residents over the coming months and years.