Endorsements

Rt Hon John McDonnell

“SME 4 Labour provides the Labour Party with a direct link to many small and medium enterprises, helping us to develop the policies needed to support this key sector of our economy. Thanks to the work of SME 4 Labour our party has a full appreciation of the immense contribution SMEs make to our economy and the role they could play in rebuilding and transforming our economy under a Labour Government.”

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Jon Cruddas MP

“I am incredibly impressed with the work of SME 4 labour. Its objective is to strengthen relations between small and  medium enterprises and self-employed businesses and the Labour Party. It is vital work in the task at hand to rebuild labour and I very much look forward to working with them in the years ahead.”

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Jonathan Ashworth MP

“Small and Medium Enterprises are the lifeblood of the British economy. In my own constituency of Leicester South, and across the country, they are the corner shops that we rely on, and the start-ups that drive us forward. The work that SME 4 Labour does is vital.

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Jonathan Reynolds MP

SMEs represent the entrepreneurial spirit of Britain at its best, making a vital contribution to the UK. As Britain looks to a future outside of the European Union, the role of our home-grown businesses will become ever more important in supporting long-term prospects for growth, job creation and innovation in our economy. 

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Lord Harrison

“Labour is now the Party championing small businesses. The Tories have neglected the problems of small firms, like sources of funding, over-regulation and late payment on commercial debt. It is time for Labour to take over and give hope to struggling small businesses!”

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Lord Kinnock

“SMEs are obviously vital to the wellbeing of the economy and the communities which they serve. With post-Brexit uncertainty and the pressures that currency instability impose, it is more essential than ever for SME4Labour to be active in efforts to ensure that its Labour supporters inside and outside  Parliament and local Councils promote and protect the interests of SMEs.”

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Lord Robertson of Port Ellen

“Having made the transition from political high office to the commercial sector, and now serving on the Boards of small and medium sized companies, I can vouch for their importance and their essential role in the UK economy. No political party can ignore the health and prosperity of this crucial sector and Labour will naturally make it a particular priority.”

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Lord Triesman

“No government with a modern economy can avoid forming a deep strategic understanding of SMEs. In part it is because they often create the innovations and employment opportunities on which we depend, in part as indispensable links in the supply chains of top tier production. So we had best give them serious attention or we will end up with a defective industrial strategy.”

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Martin Howe

“In the brave new world where we face a  soft or hard Brexit, where the US President elect is unpredictable and where future trading markets are unclear, there is a critical need for SMEs to have a strong voice in the thinking and policies of the Labour Party. Businesses are rocked by the scourge of uncertainty and are seriously hampered by a disorganised government that has taken a leap in the dark with no plan and no torch to show us the way ahead. 

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Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP

“The formation of this group within the Labour Party is a very important step and I look forward to working with you. SME 4 Labour is an important way in which we can ensure good employment practices and growth in the small and medium business sector.

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