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 Whitstable Chair is David Rees. 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
A Gateway to council services
Canterbury is one of the only local authorities in Kent not to roll out Gateway hubs which make County and City council services more accessible to local residents. Prospective Labour councillors for Whitstable George Caffrey, Chris Cornell and Val Kenny visited the Sheppey Gateway last week to see if the model might help Whitstable residents. Retired firefighter George Caffrey, shares his reflections on the service.
Into the 'dragons den'
Young mum and activist Morag Warren give her thoughts on the new Whitstable Forum and the council's attempts to engage better with local communities.
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.