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 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!
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