On Thursday members from across the constituency met in the barn at the Victoria in Hitchin to nominate our candidate in the leadership election. It was a very popular event, with standing room only left. The atmosphere was extremely comradely, with all members respecting each others' views. The key theme emerging from the evening was the need to divert our energies to positive cause and unite to oppose the Tories and come together as an effective opposition.
After the paper vote Owen Smith received 27, and Jeremy Corbyn 40. It was agreed the CLP will nominate Jeremy Corbyn and the result has been registered.
Members are reminded that they do not have to follow the CLP's nomination and are free to vote for whichever candidate they wish.