Jeremy Corbyn’s unity appeal says: “We have now completed the formal nomination
phase of Labour’s leadership election, and as we move closer to the ballot
itself our watchword must be unity, with a debate embracing all members from
all parts of the party.
“The leadership election
should be conducted with one thought in mind: our objective is to be a united
party focused on winning the general election and campaigning across the
country, day in day out. Everywhere, from a local council election, to the Scottish,
Welsh and London elections, we will need unity to win.
“Everything that everyone says
and does in this leadership election should be about unity, not division. There
is no place for personal animosity, negative campaigning, and saying or doing
anything now that will damage our ability to work together as one party.
“Whoever wins the leadership
must work tirelessly every day to forge Labour into a united and successful
“Let us do policy and
politics, not personal criticism. Supporters of all candidates must put this
positive spirit first, in the interests of our party.
“When the dust has settled, we will still all
be Labour. Let’s conduct our debate on the basis of comradeship and unity in
action against the damaging agenda of the Tory party.”