By Canterbury Labour Party / Opinion / / 0 Comments

We’ve just hit over 1,100 likes on our Facebook page page in three weeks – and I just wanted to say two things; first of all, WOW, and secondly, THANK YOU.
We’ve been building the largest people-driven campaign in Canterbury’s political history and our daily growing support shows how much people want a change from the politics as usual of Julian Brazier and the Conservatives. 30 years is enough and people are crying out for change.

I was walking through Whitstable last night to go and try the new ‘Red Rosie’ (????????) beer at the Whitstable Labour Club and the town was awash with Vote Labour signs. Thank you so much for your support and to our volunteers for organising it! I’m honestly so humbled and it continues to motivate me and all our volunteers -so thank you!
There’s just a little over 24 hours until the polls close and we are going to continue to do everything we can to win this election.

Not for me, but for you. For the thousands of students and young people living here. For the parents and grandparents. For the small business owners, self-employed and workers. For the commuters. For the many people worried about the future of Kent and Canterbury. We will win this election to benefit the many, not the few.

Thank you for your ongoing support and don’t forget to vote Labour on June 8th!

In unity,
Rosie and Team #Rosie4MP
#VoteLabour #ForTheMany

By Canterbury Labour Party / Opinion / / 0 Comments

Whether you believe the polls or not, there’s something quite exciting happening in our constituency.
YouGov now estimates our constituency is ‘leaning’ towards Labour!
Our area has never had this many Labour posters, banners and supporters before, and our canvassers report speaking to people who have never voted before now voting Labour, disenfranchised Conservative voters and those lending their support from the other parties to oust the incumbent MP. Kent Online now describe Canterbury as one of the closest seats in the county.
Our progressive campaign is inspiring people who have been turned off by the politics of fear used by the other parties. I, and Labour, believe there is another way of doing politics that doesn’t resort to slander, smears and lies and it’s clear that our constituency really wants to see change.
We are on the cusp of electing a new, progressive MP….but we can only do this with your help.
Share this with your friends and join our event to volunteer a few hours, an afternoon or the whole day to speak to Labour supporters and ensure they vote tomorrow.

 

Vote Rosie Duffield and Labour on June 8th for a constituency MP that works in your interests, and for the many, not the few.
#Rosie4MP #VoteLabour #ForTheMany

By Canterbury Labour Party / Education / / 0 Comments

So in November me and three other part time officers went to visit our MP Conservative Julian Brazier at his offices in Parliament. And the honest impression he gave me is that he doesn’t give a shit about students, and he couldn’t care less about what we had to say. He kept us waiting, he cut our meeting down from an hour to 30 minutes, and kept mentioning that he would have to leave in x amount of minutes.

He doesn’t care if you can’t afford to pay your rent, or your tuition fees, or even be able to feed yourself. He believes that students should just ‘get a job’ (he literally said this to me and my eyes rolled out of my head) when I know that many who are in the lowest income brackets work the hardest and still can’t afford the basic commodities. He outright refused to listen to me when I asked him about his opinion of the higher education and research bill and it’s affect on students. When he tried to be relatable by mentioning his sons, it came across as ‘but i’m rich and could afford £12,000 a year for uni, so why can’t you?’. You could really tell he didn’t want to be speaking to us and really has no clue how to talk to young people or anyone outside of the top wealth bracket.

He sat there in front of four student reps and called humanities degrees pointless because they’re not ‘economical’. He called arts degrees pointless because they’re not ‘economical’. He had no appreciation for careers and areas of study who’s primary purpose isn’t to make money. I imagine he would be very happy if we cut out all arts degrees, english degrees, and humanities degrees and replace them with STEM, business and economics. Because who needs culture when you’re a minted Tory MP voting against tax increases for the wealthy, against the welfare state, against disability benefits, against gay rights, against abortion and against laws to promote human rights?

Polling at this point is suggesting a toss up between Brazier and Rosie Duffield, our Labour candidate. This a opportunity for us to kick Brazier out of his seat, a seat which he has held for THIRTY YEARS. If you still don’t know where to vote, please consider voting in canterbury and get this old, rich, and out of touch individual tf out of our parliament.