Since Devon Red Labour started back at the end of 2014 on Facebook it has gradually grown and developed. It is now venturing out into the realms of other forms of social media and our own dedicated website. We want to continue our efforts to strengthen the left of the Labour Party and to build public support for truly socialist policies to be implemented by government.
Politics can be a difficult and lonely business for socialists in the South West, but since our early beginnings we have worked to get Jeremy Corbyn elected as Labour leader in 2015 and again in 2016. These efforts have really paid dividends when Labour managed to finish second place across the whole of Devon. Although only 2 MPs were returned, the Labour Party has replaced the Lib Dems as the Party of opposition in almost all constituencies.
However, while there has been a good improvement in Labour’s electoral performance over the last two years there is still lots more work to be done. Indeed, we are now entering the most difficult phase for our campaigning activity turning these gains from temporary achievements into permanent feature of Devon’s political landscape. This is why we are now trying to reach out beyond our social media presence and develop a stronger position in the county.
If you would like to take part and join Devon Red Labour and become part of the change we wish to see then please email us on DevonRedLabour@gmail.com or call 01237 477 852. Together we can make a difference.