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


Improving access at Whitstable Train Station

Rosie and Labour Councillor for Gorrell, Bernadette Fisher, have teamed up to lobby Network Rail for better access facilities at Whitstable Train Station. Joining Rosie in Westminster, Bernadette relayed concerns about the state, signposting and safety of the Stream Walk path that some residents with mobility issues have to use to cross platforms if they are unable to use the bridge.

In a small town that needs to be connected for people to work and study,

Labour councillors ashamed of £250,000 wasted by City Council on Oval fight

Labour MP for Canterbury, Rosie Duffield, is speaking out about the huge amount of money spent by Canterbury City Council fighting its own people. Rosie was saddened to read recently that the council has splashed out over £200,000 fighting the people of Whitstable, who wished to retain ‘The Oval’ – a sea-front pocket of land – as public open space. Subscriptions from the people of Whitstable, local businesses and charities had reputedly raised in excess

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