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“An outpouring of solidarity & support for Diane Abbott from Labour’s Grassroots” – Claudia Webbe MP.

“Our movement & members deserve so much better. But despite this, it is clear the overwhelming majority of our members stand in solidarity with Diane & support her in the amazing work she is doing & has done”

Claudia Webbe MP

“This week [since the Labour leaked report] has seen an outpouring of solidarity and support for Diane Abbott from the grassroots of the Labour Party and wider labour movement, and rightly so.

Diane has been a trailblazer for black women in politics, and a fighter for socialism, for decades. She is quite simply a hero of our movement.

From being the first black woman MP to being the first black woman to lead in PMQs for the Official Opposition, she has been an inspiration to people both here in Britain and around the world. She has also been proven right by history on the big issues for decades, and is a formidable campaigner on the key issues of our time today, from defending refugees’ rights, to the need for the Government to prioritise promoting public health and much more besides.

The #LabourLeaks this weekend exposed how disgracefully she was treated and talked about by some in our own Party, and including the racism, sexism and misogyny she received. Our movement and members deserve so much better. But despite this, it is clear the overwhelming majority of our members stand in solidarity with Diane and support her in the amazing work she is doing and has done.”

  • We are pleased to reproduce this Facebook status from Claudia Webbe MP.

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