It is a great honour to have been elected Chair of Brighton Pavilion Constituency Labour Party at our (re)inaugural meeting on Saturday 4 February 2017.
I first joined the Party in this constituency 37 years ago and I have been a member throughout the many difficult years since then.
We now have far more members than we have had for many years – or could even have imagined having.
Our Constituency Labour Party (CLP) was merged into the Brighton, Hove & District Labour Party after the 2010 elections – at that time no one imagined that our membership would grow as it has.
The socialist leadership of Jeremy Corbyn has inspired many people to join (or re-join) our Party and we now have an unanticipated opportunity to transform not only our Party but also the wider society.
I hope that all Labour Party members will attend local branch meetings and ensure that all branches are represented at the GC meetings where we shall determine the policy of the Labour Party in our local area.
We have an opportunity to change the world, but if we wish to make use of this opportunity we must participate in our own local Labour Party which is now under our own control.
Jon Rogers can be contacted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org