118 new members join Labour party in Norfolk district

PUBLISHED: 09:49 21 January 2020 | UPDATED: 10:36 21 January 2020

North Norfolk Labour membership has increased by a quarter. Picture: NN Labour

North Norfolk Labour membership has increased by a quarter. Picture: NN Labour


Despite the general election defeat, North Norfolk Labour Party has recruited 118 new members with membership now close to 600.

The increase was revealed at a packed members' meeting at Cromer community centre on January 16 by membership secretary Martin Langsdon.

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Nearly half the members present were attending their first meeting.

New member Graeme Tolley, from Banningham, said: "I have been a Labour supporter for a long time but the general election result made me realise that, if I want to see a much more caring government which genuinely puts people first, then I need to help play a role in electing one, so I joined the party.

"My first meeting was great - everyone was so welcoming and there was a speaker from Unite who talked about how important union rights are for employees in small companies in rural and coastal businesses."

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