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

News

Oval Chalet meeting today!

PUBLIC MEETING

WEDNESDAY 16TH MARCH

7PM – 9PM

ST JOHN’S METHODIST CHURCH, ARGYLE ROAD

This meeting is called to provide information to residents and businesses in Whitstable on the planning process and potential planning issues related to the proposed development of housing on the Oval Site on Sea Street.

Throughout the meeting The Whitstable Society and Oval Chalet Preservation Community Group (OCPC) will provide detailed reasons why this development should not receive planning permission. CAD drawings and Drone camera photos

Update on Ladesfield development

Ladesfield, as a centre to house young unaccompanied asylum seeking refugees minors (16/17 year olds) closed in January this year. It is to be demolished to make room for an extension to Joy Lane School. From September to January the former KCC Old Persons residential home was home to up to 38 boys arriving from Calais having fled from often difficult or life threatening situations in their own homeland. Many of them traumatised, having fled

Libraries Day in Whitstable, Saturday 6th Feb, 11am to midday

Libraries Day is going ahead on Saturday as planned by Richard Stainton who sadly died suddenly on 4 January. The day will be organised by Victoria Falconer from WhitLit, from 11am to mid-day. There will be condolence/remembrance books placed in the WIT and Whitstable Library shortly in commemoration of Richard's life.

Labour Opposes Boundary Review

As Labour councillors we are most concerned about the reduced electoral influence Canterbury voters will have resulting from the current review of Parliamentary boundaries.

Through sharp political practice by the Conservative Party, power will shift away from the young, the mobile and those living in rented accommodation towards those who are older, settled and home owners. Of course this is designed to benefit the Conservatives.

How is this happening?

The Boundary Commission is required by Parliament to review

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