Standing up to Ukip – 5 things to do, 3 not to.
In the Canterbury and Whitstable Constituency, we are surrounded by Ukip – Thanet, Sittingbourne, Dover & Folkestone. Fascism, racism and now Ukip – the list gets longer of the things we are standing up to. Although there are overlaps in combatting all three, they are not the same and it is not possible to simply transpose tactics from one to the other.
Labour Party Conference – the best of times, the worst too!
The Labour Party conference did not start off well – the car broke down shortly after we set off and I smashed my phone in car park upon arriving many hours late. However, we only missed a few receptions and fringe meetings – things didn’t really get started until the Sunday, with the official opening of the conference.
Take the Workplace Pledge!
Our PPC Hugh Lanning launched the Workplace Pledge at Labour’s 2014 Conference. The pledge addresses problems in our ‘zero hours’ style economy where workers have few or no rights and don’t know or can’t afford to access the rights they do have.
Canterbury & Whitstable CLP take centre stage at #Lab14
Great to be in Manchester with the Canterbury and Whitstable CLP team at the Labour Party conference. Rosie Duffield, a first time delegate to conference sat literally centre stage behind Ed Miliband as he delivered the Leaders speech this afternoon.