Thank you for your support and your donations. You helped Chris win in the High Court – a victory without precedent. It proved that his re-suspension by the Labour Party was the result of capitulation to media pressure and therefore unlawful. Unfortunately, this was not taken into account by Labour’s NEC when they decided to prevent Chris from standing as the Labour candidate in Derby North in last year's general election.
Left Legal Fighting Fund
Your donations have not been in vain. Using the costs recovered from Chris’s High Court victory, your donations have helped to establish the Left Legal Fighting Fund (LLFF).
These donations have already helped activists by allowing them to pursue legal action proactively and defensively, assisting those who otherwise would have been left in financial ruin or placed in ongoing legal difficulties by powerful and well-financed people and interest groups.
To secure funding for the medium and long term, we are asking you to consider making a one-off or monthly donation so that we can continue helping activists with their cases. Please see our LLFF donation page here.
EHRC Response Fund
Chris Williamson has revealed that he has been named in the EHRC's confidential Draft Report into the Labour Party's handling of antisemitism. Chris will be taking legal action about this and other matters.
As part of this, Chris has put together a legal team to fight the EHRC, and he needs our support. If we can raise £30,000, Chris will be able to take this matter forward with the best legal team available.
Please kindly donate here today.
As well as the LLFF, Chris Williamson has been using his time outside of Parliament to oversee the creation of a new grassroots movement, which will be established next year in Derby at the Festival of Resistance.
The event will bring together eminent speakers and activists from around the world with discussions, workshops, and films.
To help with the costs of running the event, you can donate here.
Together, and with solidarity, we will begin to turn back the tide.