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
'Labour IN for Britain' campaign
Join us for the final push on Saturday 18 June to persuade the people of Whitstable to vote 'Remain in Europe'! We'll have a new leaflet outlining what it means for us locally; see our campaign page for more information.
Other local events:
Anneliese Dodds, our Labour MEP, is visiting Canterbury and Whitstable on Wednesday 25 May. She will be at our street stall outside Café Rouge, The Parade, Canterbury city centre from 11.00 to 16.00, so come
Cantebury: the biggest fall in voter registrations of any constituency in the country
Going from strength to strength
Come to see what's going on at our free event on Wednesday 9 March 2016
Canterbury launches "Missing Millions Campaign"
In 2015 a new system of Individual Electoral Registration replaced the rather old-fashioned system where the ‘head of household’ registered all the voters at an address. The new system allows people to register online and takes about three minutes.
However, The ONS report found that nearly 600,000 people have dropped off the register in the past year. We know who these disappeared people will be - the young, people in rented accommodation, those who have recently