I, like over half my fellow party members, voted for Tony Blair in the leadership election. Peter Hain's preferred candidate received less than one-fifth of the votes. Furthermore, Mr Blair has one of the most active local parties with more than 2,000 members; Mr Hain's has less than one- third of that. Nationwide, the party's recruitment has more than doubled this year.
Mr Hain has no mandate to speak for Labour's membership and I am sure that most other party members will share my distaste at his divisive antics.
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