There has been a lot of hysteria recently, but as a Labour Party member of 25 years, I am willing to give Jeremy Corbyn a chance.
My first preference was for Andy Burnham because I pledged my support for him early on in the campaign. My choice for the deputy leader was Tom Watson.
The NHS is still a priority along with fairness for everybody, decent affordable homes, fair pay, with workers’ rights protected and better public transport
The agenda, for me, has not changed – the NHS is still a priority along with fairness for everybody, not the few, decent affordable homes, fair pay, with workers rights protected and better public transport.
Just look at East Coast Rail as one example which was doing so well under public ownership.
Mr Corbyn has pledged to make the fight against the Trade Union Bill a top priority for Labour under his leadership.
It is not just trade unionists who should be deeply alarmed at the cavalier approach David Cameron has embraced. People should be aware this nasty bill will strip working people of their rights.
I did not vote for Mr Corbyn, but I will be looking forward to attending the Labour Party conference and giving the new leader a chance. He will be on probation and time will tell if he can deliver on behalf of the membership and supporters.
I would like to stress that these are my views and not necessarily those of the CLP.