Happy New Year to everyone in our Constituency. We have so much to celebrate. Before we leave 2016 behind I want to thank you. Last year more and more people across our constituency decided to join the Labour Party and more and more of those members came forward to play an active role in supporting our efforts. We have managed to field candidates for all of our 7 seats in the upcoming Devon County Council elections, which for us is a great achievement. We raised funds, we ran street stalls, we participated in National Campaign Days and we went door to door talking to our constituents. All of this happened because of you, so thank you.
We have more to do. In 2017 the Labour Party will have been uniting us in the fight for a fairer, more equal and more hopeful future for 117 years. Now it is our turn, to take that baton forward, for our generation to stand up against the politics of fear and division and stand for that which brings us together. Let's make this the year, here in our constituency, the year when together we unite in building that fairer and more equal community.