The Labour Party has over 1000 members in Canterbury & Whitstable, 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 Canterbury, Blean and the surrounding villages.
Meetings take place on the second Monday of every month, 7.30 – 9.30 pm at the Quaker Meeting House near the Marlowe Theatre.
If you are a new member thinking about attending a meeting for the first time don’t hesitate to contact the branch secretary Derry Clarke 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 Dr Andrew Lambirth. 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 Callum Addams. You can email him to find out about our monthly street stalls and doorstep canvassing via [email protected]
We are proud to support and work with student societies at both Canterbury Christchurch and the University of Kent. These societies are independently run but many of their members are locally registered and involved in our campaigning.
Click here for information on Kent Labour Students at the University of Kent
Click here for information on CCSU’s Labour Group at Canterbury Christchurch University
March Against Racism
Hundreds of people marched against racism in Canterbury on Wednesday 12th June and in solidarity with the victim of a vicious attack on an exchange student of Lebanese descent visiting Canterbury last week. The attack on Thursday 6th put the 17-year-old German exchange student is in a serious condition in hospital after he was attacked by a group of teenagers, leaving him with severe head injuries that required emergency surgery.
Wincheap Campaigners Encourage Council to “Spend a Penny” for the Local Park
Labour campaigners braved the drizzle this afternoon outside Wincheap Primary School, to raise support for the reopening of a public toilet in the Wincheap Park. In July 2017, Wincheap Park received a long-overdue re-vamp, transforming it into a venue that has become very popular with children and parents alike; but the lack of facilities are a real problem
Labour frontbencher visits Catching Lives
John Healey, the Labour Party's Shadow Housing Minister visited Catching Lives yesterday to find out more about the rising cost of homelessness in Canterbury. Rough sleeping in Canterbury has more than doubled since 2010 and it now has the second highest problem in the South East
Canterbury helps Reclaim the Night
Members of the Kent Labour Students and local Labour women's network joined hundreds of people tonight on a night-time march around Canterbury as part of the Reclaim the Streets Campaign.