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
Where have all our loos gone?
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Labour's Budget Response
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Opposing the council merger
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Save Whitstable and Herne Bay Job Centres - see below for how to express your views and sign the petition
• Whitstable job centre has reduced its hours to 2 hours a day and is now threatened with closure.
• Herne Bay job centre offered a full 5 days a week, 9 - 5 service – this centre is also now threatened with closure.
Please read below about why it is important to keep these centres open any sign the petition at https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-whitstable-and-herne-bay-job-centres
Whitstable and Herne Bay Job seekers would be forced to travel to Canterbury to sign on