The Labour Party has nearly 800 members and is continuing to grow. We are a diverse group of local people who believe our communities deserve better than a Conservative Government and their aggressive cuts to our public services and their failed economic plan.
The Constituency Labour Party meets quarterly but is supported by two branches, one in Canterbury and one in Whitstable who run local campaigns.
The Canterbury Branch is open to members from Whitstable, Seasalter & Tankerton.
Meetings take place on the first Monday of every month, 7.30 – 9.30 pm at the Whitstable Labour Club on Belmont Road.
If you are a new member thinking about attending a meeting for the first time don’t hestitate to contact the branch secretary Naomi Smith by emailing [email protected]
Local branches have their own elected representatives who help organise our campaigns locally and ensure that local people’s views are heard.
The current Canterbury Chair is Rory Heap. You can email him about meetings, fundraising events and how you can get involved. His email address is [email protected]
Our local campaign lead is Julia Seath. You can email him to find out about our monthly street stalls and doorstep canvassing via [email protected]
The Whitstable Labour Club is an independently run and managed members-only bar serving the Grimshill Estate and Central Whitstable. The club regularly hosts our meetings, fundraising events and provides a venue from which we can meet members and the local community.
Click here for information on the Whitstable Labour Club
Local campaigners discuss "bleak" budget on the streets
Campaign teams were out this morning in Tankerton & Canterbury to discuss the Chancellors Budget and discuss what it will mean to real working people.
Labour discusses the importance of Fire Safety at Windsor House
Rosie Duffield MP and local Labour Councillor Bernadette Fisher visited Windsor House in Whitstable this Thursday to attend their weekly resident coffee morning. At the event Rosie launched the Labour Safer Homes appeal at Windsor House, speaking to residents about the safety lessons we should learn following the Grenfell tower tragedy. Recent research has indicated that just 2% of the UK’s council and housing association tower blocks have sprinkler systems.
Job Centre protest planned for Friday
Whitstable Job Centre will close on Friday 13th October and the irony of this macabre date is not going unnoticed. The Whitstable Labour Party has been petitioning DWP to retain the service for the last four years and on its last day is planning a protest to say a final goodbye. In April 2014 Whitstable Job Centre, reduced its hours to 2 hours a day and was threatened with closure. After a successful campaign the closure
Rosie fights For Better Access to Whitstable Train Station
Rosie and Labour Councillor for Gorrell, Bernadette Fisher, have teamed up to lobby Network Rail for better access facilities at Whitstable Train Station. Joining Rosie in Westminster, Bernadette relayed concerns about the state of the Stream Walk path that some residents with mobility issues have to use to cross platforms if they are unable to use the bridge.