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


Nice sign posting, Cllr Fisher!

Labour Councillor for Gorrell, Bernadette Fisher, recently sent a Twitter post about a new signpost on a Whitstable lampost. An apparently small thing, but an important one, for residents and visitors alike.

For those walking or cycling from the railway station to the town via Stream Walk, it seemed from the signage there was only one way to go, and that was to the harbour end of town.

Shops and businesses in Oxford Street, at the other

Officials have "clammed up" over the Oyster Festival

Local Labour party councillor for Gorrell Ward, Bernadette Fisher, is disappointed that there will be no further public consultation on the future of the Whitstable Oyster Festival following this year’s scaled down three-day event.

‘Putting future Oyster festivals out to tender before consulting with the public could be seen as putting the cart before the horse,’ says Bernadette. ‘This should have been a review-led process and I am disappointed to find that before the dust has

Rosie responds to the closure of Whitstable Age UK

I am very sad to hear that Age UK have announced their intention to close the Whitstable Branch of the organisation by March 2018. I understand this has been a very difficult decision for all involved. I am of course sad to see services for elderly members of our community being taken away from being based in Whitstable.

In recent years, Whitstable has suffered great reduction to many of its public, charitable and community services; this

Local councillor speaks out on fire safety

I wrote this morning to the Chief Executive of Canterbury City Council re fire safety in our tower blocks.  This is my note and the initial reply.  Our thoughts and the thoughts of all here at the Labour Group and Party are with the residents of Grenfell, their families and friends.

Hi Colin,

In view of the tragic events unfolding at Grenfell tower in west London, please could we undertake a full review of the structure and

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