My name is Jo Bird. I am a Councillor for Bromborough on the Wirral, a lifelong trade unionist and socialist.
I am a member of Unite, and have spent recent years campaigning alongside mine and other trade unions for workers' rights, most notably at the picket line at Cammell Laird in solidarity with the workers whose jobs were in danger of being 'casualised.' Workers' rights should be a fundamental right for the many, not an added bonus for the few.
As a Jewish person, I have always felt completely at home within the Labour Party and do not recognise some of the negative depictions of our party in local and national media. My Jewish Great Grandparents were refugees fleeing fascism in Europe. They found a welcoming home and compassion. This is what our society needs more of.
I also serve as secretary of Wirral's Labour Group, ensuring that the rules of the Labour Party and its commitment to democracy are upheld and embraced.
My campaign so far has received huge support from CLPs and party activists all over the country. I would like to thank every single person that has sent messages of support and nominated me so far.
Any extra donations will go towards the next campaign to elect Jo Bird for the NEC - probably in summer 2020. The costs of the NEC campaign include leaflets, videos and travel expenses to speak at meetings all over the UK.
Vote for Jo Bird. Campaign for Jo Bird. Share my messages, share my leaflet. Get the word out. This is a low budget campaign. I don’t have backing from well funded organisations.
I will be the members voice for fairness and justice. I will be your voice on the National Executive Committee.
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