Amicus the Union

Amicus the Union

May 02, 2007 06:46 ET

Use web to turn out the vote, says Jon Cruddas, deputy leadership candidate

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - May 02, 2007) - Jon Cruddas MP has set up a webpage to allow Labour party activists and voters to email friends and family to remind them to vote Labour in tomorrow's vital elections.

In an email to thousands of his deputy leadership campaign supporters, Jon Cruddas has said that activists and voters should not be deterred by negative polls and media coverage and that last minute door knocking will make a difference.

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and deputy leadership candidate, said:
"It's a small thing but emailing friends and family to remind them to vote Labour could make a difference.

"The media presents everything as doom and gloom for Labour at the moment, but that's not really how it comes across on the doorstep.

"I have been campaigning up and down the country and, although the situation is challenging it is winnable. When people are focused on local issues they can be persuaded to vote Labour and every single vote can make the difference.

"Our activists have done a massive amount over recent weeks and the next 24 hours are critical in turning out the vote. A huge amount is at stake and we have to remind people that staying at home or voting Tory, Liberal Democrat or Nationalist is not an option."

Jon Cruddas has campaigned across the country over the last two months as part of the anti-fascist organisation, Searchlight's, Hope Not Hate tour which has mobilised trade unions and community groups against the BNP.

Jon Cruddas is MP for Dagenham. Jon is standing as a candidate for deputy leader of the Labour Party. For more information on Jon Cruddas' deputy leadership campaign visit


Jon Cruddas' Deputy Leadership bid has received the support of 100 Labour grassroots activists from every area of the country. They include councillors, local party secretaries and trade union officials. He was overwhelmingly endorsed by 53% of Compass members in March. He has also received the support of Amicus General Secretary Derek Simpson and T&G leader Tony Woodley.

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