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Be the Labour Party again - not Tory Lite!!

Don't abstain on bills that will cripple the poor and vulnerable. Oppose and stop apologising for spending money when in power! You and all those MPs except the 48 have left the members down and you have let disadvantaged children down!!!

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Get back in touch with members

Sending your email today, after yesterday's fiasco, shows me that Labour MPs, with 48 exceptions, are completely out of touch. I'm a new member. I will soon be an ex-member as clearly you have lost touch with your values. I take no pleasure in saying that. Yesterday was an opportunity to be signposts not weathervanes. You blew it, and - worse - people will suffer as a result. How do you sleep?

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Recognise the help Labour International can give

A good start would be to recognise our members outside the UK. Labour International has more than 1,000 members living overseas but the Party doesn't seem to want anything to do with us. Everything the Party does requires a UK postcode and so we are excluded from fund raising, campaigning and many more activities that are promoted online.

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Help the Most Needy

Last night was incredibly depressing watching so many Labour MPs abstain in the voting of the Welfare Bill, it may not have been the final bill but it sent out the message that Labour won't stand up for the most needy, although it does need cutting, some of the proposed cuts are quite brutal. Cutting working tax credits is wrong, cutting child benefit for more than 2 children is wrong, cutting housing benefit for the young when the minimum wage is for 25years plus is wrong. The Government got less than 30% of the vote, Labour needs to realise this and do what is right. By abstaining it may as well have been a yes vote as it means the same thing.

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Actually OPPOSE the conservatives.

How dare any Labour mp not vote against bills put forward by the conservative party that will force even more people into poverty. Shame on every Labour mp that abstained from voting on the welfare reform bill. To abstain is the action of a coward.

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Stop jockeying for positions,LEAD

None of the candidates for leader are convincing me they can unite the party.The abstaining on welfare cuts by Burnham and then saying as leader he would vote against does not convince me . Like most MP's blamed last leader and said knew we were going to lose!

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Restore trust

Restore trust in Labour representatives sent to Parliament by not accepting funding from corporate lobbyists such as Sovereign Strategy, not voting to keep MP expenses secret and fighting to defend the welfare state instead of abstaining.

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Unlock those who are not voting.

Only 66.1% of the electorate voted leaving around 15 million votes up for grabs. Unlock a select few of them in key seats and you could get a canny victory like the Tories did in 2015. But unlock say 15% of them on mass and you'll be getting more votes than the Tories and get a decisive victory.

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Labour's got talent - a very good idea

I welcome your Labour's got talent idea. I tried several times from 2010 onwards to get the party to campaign on my slogan 'a coalition of lies and broken promises' but did not get a reply.

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Maybe avoid abstaining on welfare cuts ...

Maybe avoid abstaining on welfare cuts which hurt the very people you're supposed to represent and protect.

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For a start...

...vote against manifestly unfair welfare benefit cuts. Why didn't you?

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More to support to CLP's in Tory Safe Seats (and the Safe Seats of other Parties)

I live in a Tory Safe Seat, we've never had a Labour MP since the modern Parliamentary system was formed. It has been over 40 years since we had a Labour Councillor. It is my belief that the Labour Party should start supporting such CLP's by asking members from CLP's where they have councillors, MP's, etc, to mentor CLP's such as mine on their home ground and help co-ordinate campaigning, policy... etc, so we can start the hard work to winning the country back via the Local Elections in the run up to the General Election.

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You don't abstain from votes; you oppose them. Like we should in opposition.

"There is no such thing as an innocent bystander". If you abstain from voting on malicious policies like the Welfare Bill that was proposed yesterday you become a part of the problem. There's a Tory Party for a reason, we don't need to play them at their own game.

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Greater democracy in the EU

We need to start promoting Europe as a positive force for solidarity, as a young person I am fearful that the UK will be isolated in the future. I believe people are increasingly eurosceptic as they simply do not know who runs the EU and are naturally fearful of people they do not know, this is why Labour need to attempt to lead democratic reform through elected commissioners and an elected president in the long term. This will bolster the UK's influence in the world and strengthen the case of an EU.

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