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A LAUNCH party will be held for a local Momentum group at the Cheese and Grain next Friday.
The political group, which is rallying nationwide to support Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, will start a group for the Frome and Somerton constituency with an event at the Cheese and Grain on Friday 7th April from 7pm.
The group’s Dave Clark said, “Labour Party membership in our constituency of Frome and Somerton has soared from 180 to around 1,000. Most of these new members joined the Labour Party because of Jeremy Corbyn’s election as leader.
“It is fair to say that ever since Corbyn’s election the corporate media (and many within the Labour Party itself) have sought to remove him as leader, to vilify and smear.
“This treatment has spread to include the many thousands of Corbyn supporters who have been referred to as ‘£3 Trots’ and ‘Nazi Stormtroopers’ amongst many other colourful epithets. Tom Watson has expressed fear of a Momentum takeover of Labour.
“Momentum evolved out of Jeremy Corbyn’s 2015 Labour leadership bid to build on the energy and enthusiasm generated by the campaign.
“Momentum is a network of over 20,000 members, 150 local groups and 200,000 supporters who are committed to electing a Labour Government and building a fair society that leaves no-one behind.
“What does Momentum want to do? Organise with communities across the country to put forward Labour’s ambitious plan for Britain and secure a Labour Government that:
“• Redistributes wealth and power from the few to the many;
“• Puts people and planet before profit and narrow corporate interests;
“• Builds a society free from all types of discrimination;
“• Invests to create high-quality jobs and infrastructure;
“• Reverses the privatisation of railways, the energy sector and public services;
“• Provides protection at work and strong collective bargaining to end workplace injustices;
“• Provides decent homes for all in both the public and private sector.
“• Transform Labour into a more open, member- led party capable of winning elections.
“• Bring together individuals and groups in our workplaces and communities to campaign and organise on the issues that matter to us.
“To that end we are having a do at the Grain Bar, Cheese and Grain, Frome on 7th April, 7pm.
“This is not a meeting, it’s a party!”
Tickets are £5/£3 (concessions) and are available from the Cheese and Grain box office on 01373 455420 or online at www.cheeseandgrain.com.