I’ve just sent this email to Ed Miliband, at tweets to @Ed_Miliband really appreciated.
Dear Mr Ed Miliband MP
I’ve just read a really interesting article in The Independent wherein the author Andrew Grice recalls a train journey with you to Carlisle (i)
I am intrigued with your desire to construct “a real political movement… from machine politics to grassroots politics”; and am encouraged that you actually take note of what people think, even to the point of employing them to make it happen as with Arnie Graf,
However, is it too much to ask you offer the same respect to those of us that don’t get the opportunity to meet with you?
I personally have written to your office and am in frequent touch with my own Labour MP, Liz Kendall, and all I ever receive is more rhetoric. Why do you feel it is important to open dialogue at face level yet are content to offer pacification to those communicating from home?
I understand you can’t meet with all members and that you most likely don’t even see much correspondence, but for your personal agenda to work it is imperative the MPs under your Leadership behave according to your goals. This means all Labour MPs must be prepared to do the same, to meet with their constituents and to LISTEN. There also has to be a working mechanism that ensures those ideas that will not only ensure Labour are victorious in 2015 but also Labour becomes the Party of the People, are heard.
I would really appreciate your thoughts on this