Labour needs more NI input…

I recently heard Kate Hooey speak on a formal occasion at Queens. She was one of the early movers in the Civil Rights movement as a member of the Northern Labour Party and spoke very warmly of student leader Michael Farrell. Now she’s in the forefront of calls to Labour’s NEC to allow local people not simply to organise, but put up candidates in Northern Ireland.

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