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
Shelter supports community action through Neighbourhood Plan - join us on Friday 7 October at St John's Methodist Church, Argyle Road
At last night's debate on Housing, the Chief Executive of Shelter, Campbell Robb, stressed the importance of community action to solve the housing crisis and strongly supported the idea of a Neighbourhood Plan to give legal clout to decisions taken by local communities. Housing and the Built Environment is one of four areas identified to be included in a Neighbourhood Plan for a sustainable future (the others are Community Assets, Transport and Employment)
We are inviting
Cllr Bernadette Fisher's recommendation for Oyster Festival 2017
Oyster festival 2017 – Council re-tendering for a single year contract
Cllr Bernadette Fisher's blog:
"I spoke last night on this at the Community Committee as a Ward councillor to say we should not go with the council officer recommended option which was to extend the existing contract by another year.
Feedback from Gorrell (central Whitstable) constituents is that the festival is too big, too lawless, too drunken, too polluting and too noisy. It has outgrown the town.
Housing debate 30 September
This Friday at St John's Methodist Church, Argyle Rd at 7.30 pm. Don't miss this important debate on local housing issues. We have a team of experts to help get the debate going. We look forward to hearing your views on this important subject and we expect this to be a lively, interesting and informative discussion.
Queuing and voting at packed Nomination meeting!
Monday night's CLP meeting for the Leadership Nomination attracted over 100 members, who voted overwhelmingly for Jeremy Corbyn. Queuing started early and by 7pm extended a long way down Oxford Street.
It was great to see some new members who'd been able to respond to last-minute messages that they were entitled to attend and vote, following Monday's High Court ruling. Apologies to all those who didn't find out in time or who already had