The dust has settled and another election is over. It’s a strange result and I don’t think anyone is enthusiastic about it, except perhaps the SNP. The Conservatives have clearly put off voters and revived the nasty party image that Cameron tried hard to rid them of. The Labour Party is not looking as strong as it should, and even though the right wing press was predicting it’s downfall, the Labour vote has grown since the general election. I’m particularly pleased that Sadiq Khan is now mayor of London. He managed to keep a positive campaign despite the personal attacks against him.
However now’s the time to stop looking internally at ourselves and to really pull together as a Party. You may not like Corbyn, you may not like Blair however you should as a Labour democratic Socialist desire social justice and opportunity for everyone. This is much more important than the internal squabble that we have seen for the last eight months. Now we must carry on running our councils in the most accountable and fair way, so that people see what Labour means to their lives. We must also stand as a united force for the EU but at the same time fight to get the best deal for Britain.
So onto the next campaign, the next vote in June could define a generation and our place in the world