Right-wing attacks won't stop me from getting the message across to members that now is the time to organise in defence of your communities, writes Labour Party chair Ian Lavery.
The Tory government's response to coronavirus has been characterised by a determination to protect big business interests and the system that serves them ahead of working people, argues Ian Lavery.
Today MPs Ian Lavery and Jon Trickett are launching their report 'Northern Discomfort,' which argues for a radical change in Labour's approach to communities in the North of England.
Community organising is a vital part of rebuilding the Labour Party at the grassroots – but it will take time and shouldn't be expected to produce immediate results, argues Ian Lavery.
Party chair Ian Lavery on why he's backing Rebecca Long-Bailey to combine socialist policies with the long-term workplace, community and party organising necessary to rebuild Labour's roots.
After decades of government neglect, Labour is promising real justice for Britain's miners and coalfield communities with proper pensions and specialised health checks for work-related illnesses.
In 1984, Labour Party Chair Ian Lavery was an ordinary miner ready to stand with his fellow workers. What he experienced during the strike changed him forever.