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

News

Message on Racism and Xenophobia from Bernadette Fisher, Councillor for Gorrell Ward, Whitstable

I, and my fellow Canterbury City Councillors, have received letters from a growing number of constituents about the reported rise in racism, xenophobia and hate crimes at a national level. At the same time, constituents who have a foreign accent or look different from the perceived norm are voicing their fears of abuse in public places, a fear they may not have felt before in the tolerant community in which we live.

As elected Councillors, we

Whitstable Harbour consultation today 4pm or 7pm

The Council's final two consultation events for people to give views on the future of Whitstable Harbour take place today (Friday 27 May).

Join us at Whitstable Castle between 4pm and 6pm, or 7pm and 9pm. There’s a presentation at the start of each session, followed by questions and answers.

You can also comment via the Whitstable Harbour online survey by Tuesday 31 May.

Cllr Bernadette Fisher's letter denouncing the CCC's decision on the Oval development

Sir, Much has been said and written about the appalling decision on Tuesday April 26th by CCC's planning committee to approve the developer's plans for the Oval. In particular, it was suggested that there were 'no planning grounds' to object to the building of 'Manhattan-on-sea'.  This could not be further from the truth.  Every point made by objectors, including my fellow Gorrell Ward Councillor Clark, was based on the Local Plan, the Conservation Area Appraisal,