Why did you join the Labour Party?

We want to hear from you! Since the election last month we have had hundreds of new members join the Labour Party in Southampton alone. Why did you decide to take the step to become a member? What do you expect from your experience of being a member? Is there anything you are particularly excited about in the next few months? Any ideas for socials to introduce you to the rest of the team? Let us know by filling in the box below. We look forward to hearing from you. 

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commented 2016-11-19 13:17:34 +0000
I am very proud to have joined the Labour party with Jeremy Corbyn as leader. I am not radically left and I don’t regard him as being radically left. (In Scandinavia he would be so normal he would blend into the background.) Instead, this country’s politics has been driven hard to the right (egged on by an awful media and unchallenged corporate interests.) The neoliberal project put into action by Thatcher & Reagan is lying in smoldering ruins. Desperate and directionless, large swathes of voters have been voting the way the media tells them, and this is in a very right wing direction, blaming the poorest and most vulnerable, instead of the corporate and political elite.

Trickle-down economics and austerity have been shown, finally, to be utterly bogus and, as many esteemed economists have described it, ‘economically illiterate.’ Instead, struggling economies need to be pump-primed from the bottom to ensure infrastructure works to support the growth above it and to this end, I agree with Jeremy’s plans for a National Investment Bank. Again, it’s only a radical idea in countries such as the UK where it threatens the vast wealth of the 10%.

I sincerely hope that the party as a whole can change direction and get behind Jeremy’s vision for a fairer country and pull some of the forgotten people and communities away from the lure of the right. To ignore what has happened with Brexit and in the USA would be monumentally stupid. In the US, the pragmatic way for the Democrats was to get behind Hilary Clinton. The ideological way would have been to get behind Bernie Sanders. If they had, we almost certainly would now be looking forward to welcoming President Sanders next year. The Labour party need to take note, and take the ideological route to power.
commented 2016-10-02 13:46:04 +0100
I have recently joined the Labour Party. Mainly because I wanted to vote for JC.

Having just returned from working for 12 years in Indonesia to discover I am a second class citizen in my own country.

Foreigners have more rights than me, I was born in Southampton, over 66 years ago. My ancestors are British.

I cannot call Southampton my home town – not until I’ve lived here for 3 years. Also I am entitled to any benefits.

My wife and 2 kids are unable to come and live with me unless I earn £24,800 and have £62,000 in savings. However if she was European, no problem it’ll cost just £65 for her visa. This is racist.

This craziness must be tackled urgently as I have already seen people turning to extreme right wing groups to tell similar stories.

See Visitors Post, Wendy Morris:


I am disabled and still recovering from a recent operation but am intending to campaign against this injustice.

Hopefully I can get support from our MP and contact similar people with the same problem to work together and get this law changed.
commented 2016-07-28 22:59:57 +0100
I joined the Labour Party because I believe that Jeremy Corbyn is the best person to lead the labour Party.
commented 2015-11-24 20:44:00 +0000
I’ve rejoined the Labour party, inspired by the honesty, values and integrity of its leader.
commented 2015-10-15 07:22:14 +0100
I have been a Labour voter all my life and took everything for granted, I presumed that was enough really, until the last election, now I became worried. I am a grandmother and recently a greatgran and wondered what kind of a world we were leaving young William.?

I am particularly distressed about the bias of the Guardian against Jeremy Corbin, he seemed to me to be talking sense; on top of that the flagrant slant of the BBC news.

I am an old lady now but I have done door knocking in the past and leafleting.

My all time hero is still Harold Wilson, I have never forgotten the meeting in Central Hall Southampton, better than any pop concert, he gave us such hope and we won that election.

Now there is a legitimate leader why can’t all the party rally behind from now on, give J C a chance to settle down and see how it goes?

That’s why I decided to join.

Good Luck Folks. xx
commented 2015-09-15 19:27:24 +0100
Corbyn promises to bring democracy back to UK Politics And he’s honest anti war
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