Hello everyone. My name is Phil Crooks, and as of our October meeting I'm the new Secretary of South West Bedfordshire CLP.
I'm from Leighton Buzzard and I was our CLP's delegate to this year's Conference. For the last two and a half years I've been the acting Trade Union Liaison Officer for South West Beds, and in my day job I'm an Usdaw shop steward and branch officer. Certainly I know how to keep myself busy! It's been striking to me just how much goes into keeping the CLP running behind the scenes, so I can't praise Mike and Marko highly enough for their hard work keeping the operation running effectively. I hope that I can carry on in their stellar example.
Having properly introduced myself, I want to tell you about what's going here on this website. Of late it's not received the attention I'd like to have been able to give it for a variety of reasons. Over the next few weeks, the plan is for that to change. I will be looking to rebuild the website from the ground up, to make it a better tool to help us do what we're all here to do -- hold the Tories to account, spread our vision for Britain, and put Labour into government. Obviously that's going to take some time to do.
So, for the moment, this website is officially under construction. There will be more frequent news updates through our Facebook pages for the CLP as a whole, Leighton-Linslade and Dunstable & Houghton Regis branches, and our youth section in Chiltern Young Labour. Thanks for bearing with us as we get to grips with this. I'm very much looking forward to showing you our work here when it's done!