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


Whitstable Debates: Education in Kent, 26 April, 7.30pm at St. Alphege Infant School, Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DA.

The first of our Whitstable Debates kicks off with the current controversial issue of education: 'Education in Kent - Do we really have a choice?' The debates are non party political and open to all points of view. Send your questions in advance for our panel of experts to [email protected] or come along and have your say from the floor. We'd like to have as wide a cross-section of the public as possible so please

Whitstable Labour tackles housing crisis

Whitstable is blighted by unaffordable housing costs, brought about largely by 'second homing' and buy to let.  Yet nothing is being done to solve the crisis. Labour's Whitstable branch has come up with a set of demands aimed at tackling the crisis, including doubling the tax on second homes, which lie empty most of the year,  caps on rents, increased spending on local housing and more...

The extent of the problem

In Whitstable a 2-bedroom terrace in Central Whitstable

Labour launches Whitsable Debates programme

This year Whitstable Labour Party will be organising four public debates as part of an innovative campaign to raise political engagement in a non partisan way. The first of our debates will focus on Education in Kent - Do we really have a choice?

People are invited to send in their questions in advance or put them to a panel of experts on the day. The panel represented a range of different views expressed by Joanne Bartley, a

Oval Chalet meeting today!



7PM – 9PM


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

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