Run to Rebuild

Head-on shot of Labour Party conference hall, Brighton 2019, showing rows of seated delegates, stage and big screen

As a member of our union, you are likely to be a key worker. You've been recognised as essential to the running of our transport networks, so why not take a role in the running of your local community?

This week, the Labour Party launched its Run to Rebuild campaign, seeking key workers to become Labour council candidates “to change society for the better”. As part of the launch, Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner MP, spoke to the Mirror praising the efforts of key workers through the pandemic. “Our key worker heroes have been on the frontline working round the clock to get us through this crisis,” she said.

“They have risen to the challenge during this pandemic, putting their lives on the line to keep our country going and make sure we are all cared for, fed and connected. Now we need them to help lead the recovery from this crisis and rebuild our communities and our country in the months and years ahead.”

She called on key workers to step forward and become Labour candidates, continuing: “Our key workers must be at the heart of decision-making across the country, which is why Labour will be supporting key workers who want to get involved in politics and stand for election in the years ahead.”

“TSSA is backing this campaign” explains TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes.

“Our Labour Party is encouraging key workers to stand in local elections across the country. You are the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic, have real-world front-line experience, and the public trust you.

“If it’s something you’ve never considered before, don’t worry - our Party is providing training, support and guidance to anyone interested.”

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And a reminder that as Labour Party Conference is cancelled this year, there is the opportunity to take part in a host of online events which are running in its place. Labour Connected runs from 19-22 September offering a range of policy discussion sessions, training, and live-streamed speeches from Labour’s top team. And there’s no restriction on numbers – if you’re a Party member sign up here to register your interest:

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