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Dave Nellist welcomes Corbyn's re-election
Welcoming the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as Leader of the Labour Party, Dave Nellist said:
"It's an excellent result. Jeremy's decisive victory over a concerted effort to take Labour back to the Blair days will give heart to socialists outside the Labour Party, too.
"But unfortunately it's not over yet. It's clear to me that the Right are not going to give up. And neither should the Left.
"The only way that Jeremy's victory can be consolidated is by democratising the Labour Party and building a wider anti-austerity party. One that could bring into alliance with Labour a range of socialist, anti-cuts and green organisations and parties, that could reach out to parts of the population that Labour has lost touch with.
"I'd welcome the chance to participate in discussions on how those of us currently outside the Labour Party could work with Jeremy in building a new working class, socialist, mass movement that could challenge inequality and open a new chapter in British politics."
- Dave Nellist is a former Labour MP and colleague in the 1980s of Jeremy Corbyn. He was expelled by Labour in 1992. He is currently national chair of TUSC (Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition).
- The TUSC national steering committee, which includes representatives of the transport union RMT and a number of individual leading trade unionists, will meet on 12th October and will discuss TUSC's future work in the new period brought about by Jeremy Corbyn's re-election.
- Dave Nellist can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org