Yvette Cooper Rally September 2015

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September 2015 saw the start of SME 4 Labour with the organisation’s hosting Yvette Cooper’s final phase of her Labour leadership campaign. MPs, volunteers and business owning  non-party members gathered in North London for a fundraising dinner to show their support. The fundraising dinner enabled Yvette to speak out on pressing matters, such as the refugee crisis where she criticised the then Prime Minister David Cameron for his lack of action on taking a ‘fair share’ of refugees. Yvette Cooper held a strong campaign and the attendees of the event clearly proved this as the audience consisted of 800 individuals. However, she was faced with tougher competition and ultimately lost out to Jeremy Corbyn after a three-month-long leadership race.