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
Helping not Hindering
Local charity trustee Chris Cornell talks about the difficulties of recruiting volunteers to run events and festivals in our town. He explains how Labour would prevent our festivals being strangled by council red tape.
Labour taking action for people and planet
Co-ordinator of Plastic Free Whitstable and Labour Candidate in Chesterfield, Lynette Aitken talks about Labour's work protecting the environment in Whitstable
Why youth services matter
Labour candidate for Chestfield Charlie Mower discusses the impact of youth service cuts on local anti social behaviour and reflects on the recent decision by local Conservative County Councillors to refuse to fund extra services in the area.
Labour's work behind the scenes
Gorrell candidate Val Kenny reports on a recent visit to Windsor House and how residents reflected on the benefit of a hard working local Labour councillor