The Elections on May 4th

This is your opportunity to make June, the end of May.

Only by winning the local elections in May, and the General Election in June, can we achieve the fairer society we want to see in Britain and the world. 

The Labour Party has less than weeks to save Britain. We have 7 weeks to elect a Labour Government that will protect us from an ideologically-driven Tory Hard Brexit, protect the vulnerable and save our public services (such as NHS, Welfare, Education and Emergency Services.  Only Labour will build the much needed homes so that people have a proper roof over their heads.


Join us tomorrow in our canvass sessions by contacting Dave or help out with our leaflet delivery by contacting Liz

Of interest to Romsey

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Our Candidate for the County Council elections in May Noel Kavanagh (currently county councillor for Coleridge) with City Councillors Anna Smith, Dave Baigent

Read Labour's Annual Report to its residents

Labour's Plans for the County Council

  • Reduce congestion and pollution, abolish the park and ride charge

Create a city centre ‘Clean Air Zone’ restore the city centre shuttle bus and deliver the Addenbrookes railway statio

  • Improve roads, pavements and safety
    • Set up a £10m urban repairs fund and reduce Tory dimming of Cambridge’s streetlights 
  • Tackle the housing crisis
    • Deliver 500 council houses and make the County Council a housing developer to build affordable home 
  • Fight poverty and end the social care crisis
    • Create a county-wide Living Wage Campaign, invest nearly £11m in children’s and adult social care to reduce the burden on the NHS 
  • Protect education and libraries
    • Build a brand-new secondary school in Cambridge, keep libraries in public hands, and reverse the £325 cut to library books
  • Reduce congestion and pollution, abolish the park and ride charge
    • Create a city centre ‘Clean Air Zone’ restore the city centre shuttle bus and deliver the Addenbrookes railway station 
  • Improve roads, pavements and safety
    • Set up a £10m urban repairs fund and reduce Tory dimming of Cambridge’s streetlights 
  • Tackle the housing crisis
    • Deliver 500 council houses and make te County Council a housing developer to build affordable homes 
  • Fight poverty and end the social care crisis
    • Create a county-wide Living Wage Campaign, invest nearly £11m in children’s and adult social care to reduce the burden on the NHS
  • Protect education and libraries
  • Build a brand-new secondary school in Cam ridge, keep libraries in public hands, and reverse the £325 cut to library books

 

Romsey Labour are here to represent the people of Romsey and to do this we have to know what they want.  There are a number of ways this is done:

  • we knock on peoples doors and talk to them (canvassing). 
  • we hold meet and great stalls (mainly outside the Coop on Mill Road)
  • we attend local events (we run a stall at The Winter Fair and the proceeds are donated to Romsey Mill).
  • we live in the area
  • we deliver leaflets about our work
  • we answer emails, letters and telephone calls
  • we support local and national causes and demonstrations
  • we hold monthly ward meetings and mid monthly catch ups

In outcome we hope to help people and our community

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Canvassing

We aim to knock on everyone's door at least three times a year and whilst this does not mean we meet everyone it gives us a clear idea of the important issues in Romsey.  For most of the year this is carried out on a Saturday or Sunday when we go out as a group to target specific roads.  As we get closer to elections we increase our door knocking to a point when we are out everyday. Canvassers include our four councillors and members of the Romsey Labour Party and training is given to anyone who wants to join us.  Without this important contact we would not be able to do our job properly and we always need more people to help.

People often think that canvassing is stressful, but its not like that at all.  Almost without exception people in Romsey recognise the need for politicians to talk to the public and are prepared to take part in short debates on their doorstep.  People appreciate rather than resent these interactions and when they are busy they politely say so.  This week we canvassed in Great Eastern Street.

 Canvassing in the spring

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 Canvassing in the winter

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Meet and great stalls

You will probably have seen us outside the Coop on a Saturday morning.  Sometimes we are there with a special message, often about a local issue or the NHS.  We try to do this once a month and it is a very good way of taking the pulse in Romsey.

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Leaflets

Most of you will have seen our leaflets.  In these we try to capture national, citywide and local issues.  As we get closer to the election the amount of leaflets increase and they provide a way for Labour to set out its stall.  We always need help in delivering leaflets so please get in touch if you can spare 30-40 minutes every six weeks or so.

 

Attending local events

Each year Romsey Labour runs a stall at the Mill Road Winter Fair and all the proceeds are donated to Romsey Mill.  This year we had a 'gorilla'

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 Helping people and our community:

  • with planning problems
  • we help with communications for people living in dire circumstances
  • we help with the design of local improvements
  • raising issues with council officers
  • we raise issues that are of major concern in regard to safety
  • we raise issues with the head of Cambridge's policing
  • we raise issues with the Police and Crime Commissioner
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Supporting local and national causes and demonstrations 

Romsey Labour has a presence at most city events 

 

Anti Trump Rally outside Great St Mary    

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Kevin Price Labour's Candidate for Mayor speaking at the I Daniel Blake showing organised by Momentum and Unite

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Monthly ward meetings and mid monthly catch ups

We meet on the first Thursday of each month at 2000 at Ross Street Community Centre

Each month we also meet in the third week to catch up

On the third Friday in the month the whole of Cambridge's membership are invited to a Constituency meeting at Alex Wood Hall. This meeting is central to what happens within the constituency.

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commented 2017-02-19 10:47:58 +0000
Good stuff. Would be useful to text the link to my ‘Buddies’ (new Members.)
Should there be a sentence about Monthly Ward Meetings and the Ward Business Meeting?

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