New Forest East Labour Party Windrush

Celebrate Black History Month With New Forest East Labour Party

Black History Month was first created in 1987 by Ghanaian analyst named Akaayba Adai Sebo with other prominent figures in the U.K Black Community. In it`s thirty first year of celebrations and continuing to educate with events throughout the U.K in the Month of October 2018. We shall remember Southampton`s History of The Windrush and the people who settled, worked and rebuilt Britain back from the damages of World War 2. Less We Not Forget. Can Read further with the links provided of the history of Black History Month in the U.K.

https://face2faceafrica.com/article/after-fleeing-political-persecution-in-ghana-this-man-founded-black-history-month-in-the-uk

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October 15, 2018 · 7:02 pm

Free film showing of “Dispossession – The great social housing swindle”

Come to our free film showing of “Dispossession – The great social housing swindle”.

Thursday 12th April 7-9pm at QE2 Recreation Ground, Thornbury Avenue, Blackfield, SO45 1YP.

Dispossession is the story of people who know that housing is not an expensive luxury, but a fundamental human right.

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle explores the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the UK over the past 30 years. The film reveals how individuals and communities are fighting against the state and private developers, as they try to save their homes from demolition, while investigating the decisions that turned a crisis into a tragedy. It examines the catastrophic long-term failures that have resulted in a chronic shortage of social housing in the UK.

Click here to watch the film’s trailer.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday – all welcome (not just Labour Party members), so please bring friends and family!

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Labour Rose Winter Edition

This is the winter edition of the Labour Rose: the newsletter we send to households across the New Forest East constituency. Labour Rose Front 1Labour Rose Back 1

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, and we have some exciting news for 2018: we will be having general meetings every month this year, rather than every two months as we did last year. All general meetings will be held on the second Thursday of each month, and timings and locations can be found on the Events page of this website or our Facebook page. All members are very welcome to all general meetings.

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Election of CLP Representatives on NEC

At our meeting at 7-8pm on Thursday 9th November at Totton and Eling Community Centre we can nominate up to three candidates to represent Constituency Labour Parties on Labour’s National Executive Committee. Below are the candidates’ statements we have received so far. Each candidate needs 5 CLPs to nominate them in order to get on the ballot to be elected by all members. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting where all members can vote on who to nominate!

Johanna Baxter
UNITY OF PURPOSE
For too long members of this party have been underrepresented in our decision making structures. Since I joined the NEC in 2010 I have been calling for members to have greater representation on the NEC and I am pleased that conference this year agreed. The NEC has a key role to play in keeping the Party honest – representatives who will support our leader and challenge the status quo to make sure we are match fit for the next election, whenever that may be. Your best friends are not those who turn up when times are good but disappear when things get difficult. They are not those who simply agree with every word you say just to stay in your good books.   They are not those who watch you
make mistakes without the courage to tell you where you are going wrong.  Your best friends are those who support you through thick and thin, in good times and bad, and who will be honest with you so they can help you to be better.  That’s why I have stuck with Labour, as an active campaigner who has held positions at every level of the Party, for 22 years. That’s why I stood up, at the age of 18 years of age at my first annual conference, told Tony Blair, he was wrong on education reform and moved the motion against tuition fees.  That’s why, as an NEC member, I challenged Ed Miliband on his proposals to abolish the Party’s electoral college and why I voted against the introduction of the registered and affiliate supporters scheme.  And that’s why I stood up and called out bullying in the Labour Party to try to protect others because no one in our Party should suffer bullying or abuse.
And that’s why if you elect me to the NEC you can be sure that I will never be a puppet for anyone or any faction but that I will always do what I believe is in the best interests of our Party. I have supported and campaigned for every leader of our Party. I have challenged every one of them too.  Because if we are to maximise on the advances we made in the 2017 general election, under Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, and turn the
hope of a Labour Government into a reality we need to utilise all the talents across our movement. For the sake of all the people whose lives have been devastated by the cruel and ideological austerity measures of the Tories and the SNP we must win. If you elect me you will have a representative who will be relentless in holding the Party to account to make sure we are ready for that election whenever it is called. You will have a representative who has a track record of working and campaigning with all sections of the membership,
who has still visited more Constituency Labour Parties across the country to engage with members than any other volunteer and whose reputation as an NEC member was
of hard work and fair judgement. Now is not the time for division.  We need NEC members with courage, conviction and a track record of working constructively with and speaking up for all sections of the Party. If you want a strong independent voice on the NEC
– a representative who will unite rather than divide – please give me your vote.
No labels, no factions, just Labour.

CLP:   Cunninghame North              Memebership no.

Paul Clarkson
My name is Paul Clarkson. I am a member of the Labour party and in the Newnham ward in Cambridge. I am writing to see if your CLP has made its nominations yet for the additional NEC candidates.
I am also writing to ask if your CLP would nominate me. I am Chair of my ward, a delegate at GC and the European member of the Executive Committee.
My platform is on economic recovery by diversifying the economy away from purely financial services and into a new industrial drive on science and engineering, particularly using universities as growth centres. I used to work for Rolls-Royce and I am just about to complete a PhD in physics, chemistry and electronic engineering.
I have spent time working with the Civil Service and the Royal Academy of Engineers and I am an advocate of policy development in these areas. I also champion education and health reform.
I am also a writer in the entertainment industry and currently working on the BBC/HBO adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, Subtle Knife and Amber Spyglass).

Yasmine Dar
I​ ​am​ ​writing​ ​to​ ​you​ ​and​ ​your​ ​CLP​ ​to​ ​ask​ ​that​ ​you​ ​consider​ ​nominating​ ​me​ ​for​ ​Labour’s​ ​National Executive​ ​Committee.
We​ ​have​ ​seen​ ​a​ ​re-awakening​ ​in​ ​our​ ​Party​ ​since​ ​Jeremy​ ​first​ ​got​ ​onto​ ​the​ ​leadership​ ​ballot​ ​in 2015.​ ​Our​ ​branches​ ​and​ ​CLPs​ ​have​ ​become​ ​hubs​ ​of​ ​innovative​ ​ideas​ ​with​ ​members,​ ​young​ ​and old,​ ​new​ ​and​ ​experienced,​ ​driving​ ​us​ ​forward​ ​with​ ​a​ ​message​ ​of​ ​hope​ ​to​ ​a​ ​society​ ​fed​ ​up​ ​after seven​ ​years​ ​of​ ​Tory​ ​austerity.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​members​ ​who​ ​are​ ​helping​ ​realise​ ​Jeremy’s​ ​radical​ ​and socialist​ ​vision​ ​and​ ​it​ ​is​ ​through​ ​their​ ​activities​ ​in​ ​communities,​ ​on​ ​the​ ​streets​ ​and​ ​in​ ​workplaces, that​ ​places​ ​us​ ​on​ ​the​ ​edge​ ​of​ ​a​ ​momentous​ ​and​ ​historic​ ​victory.​ ​If​ ​Labour​ ​is​ ​to​ ​win​ ​seats​ ​like Pendle,​ ​Thurrock​ ​and​ ​Broxtowe​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​re-gain​ ​seats​ ​like​ ​Mansfield,​ ​Walsall​ ​North​ ​and Copeland​ ​we​ ​need​ ​to​ ​support​ ​our​ ​activists​ ​in​ ​everything​ ​they​ ​do.​ ​I​ ​intend​ ​to​ ​do​ ​exactly​ ​that​ ​if elected​ ​onto​ ​our​ ​NEC.​ ​That​ ​is​ ​why​ ​members​ ​deserve​ ​representatives​ ​on​ ​the​ ​NEC​ ​that​ ​are committed​ ​to​ ​empowering​ ​them,​ ​their​ ​branches​ ​and​ ​CLPs.
I​ ​have​ ​been​ ​a​ ​Labour​ ​Party​ ​member​ ​for​ ​over​ ​five​ ​years​ ​and​ ​a​ ​community​ ​activist​ ​for​ ​many​ ​more. Manchester​ ​is​ ​my​ ​home​ ​and​ ​I​ ​am​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​call​ ​it​ ​such.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​in​ ​working-class​ ​communities​ ​like mine​ ​that​ ​people​ ​feel​ ​betrayed​ ​by​ ​a​ ​political​ ​elite​ ​that​ ​does​ ​not​ ​comprehend​ ​their​ ​daily​ ​struggle to​ ​make​ ​ends​ ​meet.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​struggle​ ​I​ ​know​ ​all​ ​too​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ ​mother​ ​who​ ​worked​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​become a​ ​social​ ​worker​ ​and​ ​later​ ​a​ ​multi-faith​ ​prison​ ​chaplain.​ ​As​ ​an​ ​Asian​ ​woman,​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​proudest moments​ ​of​ ​my​ ​life​ ​was​ ​when​ ​I​ ​was​ ​first​ ​elected​ ​onto​ ​Manchester​ ​City​ ​Council​ ​in​ ​2014​ ​after facing​ ​down​ ​strong​ ​challenges​ ​from​ ​UKIP​ ​and​ ​the​ ​BNP.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​2015​ ​and​ ​2016​ ​leadership elections,​ ​I​ ​supported​ ​Jeremy​ ​Corbyn​ ​in​ ​his​ ​first​ ​leadership​ ​campaigns​ ​because​ ​I​ ​knew​ ​he would​ ​give​ ​working​ ​class​ ​and​ ​BAME​ ​people​ ​hope.
Like​ ​Jeremy,​ ​let​ ​us​ ​talk​ ​of​ ​‘we’​ ​instead​ ​of​ ​‘I’.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​proud​ ​to​ ​be​ ​supported​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Centre-Left Grassroots​ ​Alliance,​ ​which​ ​includes​ ​the​ ​Campaign​ ​for​ ​Labour​ ​Party​ ​Democracy,​ ​Momentum, and​ ​the​ ​Labour​ ​Representation​ ​Committee,​ ​and​ ​I​ ​am​ ​standing​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​voice​ ​of​ ​the​ ​members​ ​on our​ ​Party’s​ ​governing​ ​body​ ​so​ ​that​ ​we​ ​can​ ​continue​ ​the​ ​work​ ​of​ ​transforming​ ​our​ ​party​ ​and​ ​with it,​ ​our​ ​society.​ ​Therefore,​ ​I​ ​am​ ​also​ ​asking​ ​you​ ​to​ ​support​ ​the​ ​other​ ​Centre-Left​ ​Grassroots Alliance​ ​candidates,​ ​Rachel​ ​Garnham​ ​and​ ​Jon​ ​Lansman.
CLP:​ ​Manchester​ ​Gorton        Membership​ ​No:​ ​L1173052

Nick Donovan
Independent candidate NEC nomination request
I am seeking your CLP’s nomination in the NEC election, so I can help steer Labour towards remaining in the European Single Market.
Labour experience. I am independent of any slate and not a member of any left or right faction. I am a Unite member, vice chair of my local CLP, have campaigned hundreds of times in over 15 key seats. I am the author of a Fabian report on a wealth tax and write extensively about the costs of Brexit, state aid rules and nationalisation. I’m on the advisory board of the Labour Campaign for the Single Market.
Other relevant experience includes my roles as campaign director of an anti-corruption NGO, director of a large credit union, and former assistant director of the British Legion.
Reason for standing
Leaving the single market is inconsistent with our anti-austerity agenda. Government estimates of the loss of GDP caused by a hard Brexit range from 6.2% to 7.5%. In plain English: hard Brexit results in fewer jobs and lower wages for ordinary workers. The estimates of lost taxes range from £36bn to £45bn. This is equivalent to about ¼ to ⅓ of the NHS budget. Brexit threatens to extend and intensify austerity. Leaving the single market also threatens to damage peace in N. Ireland.
Brexit is the most serious crisis faced by the UK since Iraq. I am seeking your CLP’s nomination for an NEC place so I can be a voice for members who wish the UK to permanently remain in the European single market and customs union, while retaining workers’ rights and freedom to move. I will also support efforts to keep the door open to second referendum on the final deal.
If elected I will also play a wider role in supporting the leadership to unite the party and get ready for government, while ensuring that decisions are fair, transparent and democratic. The main NEC candidate slates already have enough nominations – so why not lend me your vote?
Experience and background
My father was a carpenter, I attended my local state comprehensive school, and worked part time to pay my way through my time at the Universities of Leeds and Warwick.
I am a democratic socialist. I first joined Labour when I was 22, and have been a continuous member since 2005 (no. L0072853) and now serve as vice chair of Lewisham West and Penge CLP. I am the author of A Unique Contribution, a Fabian report designing a wealth tax, and have written extensively on the costs of Brexit for Labourlist.
I am a campaign director of an anti-corruption NGO, where we investigate the role of multinational companies in corruption, environmental degradation and human rights abuses. I have a background in a military bomb disposal team and later became the former assistant director of the British Legion where I helped get higher compensation for working class victims of asbestos, better pensions for military widows, and helped establish an armed forces credit union.  I am now a director and board member of Planesaver, a large 11,000 member credit union set up by Unite members, which serves airline workers and the military.

Rachael Garnham
I am writing to ask your constituency to consider nominating me for Labour’s National Executive Committee. Supported by the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance, I am standing for the NEC because I fully support Jeremy Corbyn’s progressive leadership against austerity, war and racism and for democracy, equality and a more inclusive, democratic Labour Party. I stand for: • A democratic, member-led, campaigning Labour Party
The democracy review agreed by annual conference offers an opportunity to give Party members more say in policy-making; in selecting and holding to account our representatives; and in reforming structures to provide a stronger voice for under-represented groups. I support reforms that give members, drawing on our and our communities’ experience, more opportunity to shape our policy-making and increase electoral support for Labour. If elected to the NEC, I would do my utmost to ensure that the review increases Party democracy to strengthen the voice of members.  • A transformative, democratic socialist, election-winning Labour Party
At the general election, we made progress because Jeremy Corbyn put forward a manifesto that challenged austerity and provided a genuine alternative that would lead to the economic growth that works for the many. We inspired young voters with bold policies on education, housing and more; and finally listened to Party members and trade unions with popular policies such as renationalising rail. We now need to build on that manifesto and our poll position with a programme that will provide investment for growth, tackle inequality and poverty, reverse privatisation, take action on climate change and provide progressive international leadership for peace. Like many members, I campaigned for the UK to remain in the European Union, and support the leadership’s prioritisation of an outcome to the current negotiations that puts jobs, living standards and the economy first. We need to support our councillors to put forward a similarly progressive programme for local government that can increase Labour’s representation locally.
About me
I joined the Labour Party at 18 and have been an active member for23 years, holding a range of positions. I am currently a National Policy Forum representative for the Eastern Region and have been CLP Secretary for Mid-Bedfordshire for nearly 10 years. Living in a rural, traditionally Conservative constituency, I understand the importance of maintaining activity and campaigning locally whilst also supporting our local marginals. Working as a University administrator, being a parent and being active in my local community alongside my Labour Party activity keeps me grounded and in touch. I am a member of UCU and the Co-operative Party.
If elected to the NEC, I would be a firm supporter of Jeremy and I believe I have the experience, values and commitment to be a strong voice for Party members and contribute to increasing Labour’s electoral support.
Please also support the other Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance candidates Yasmine Dar and Jon Lansman, so that the NEC has the best team working with the leadership towards winning the next general election.
Membership number: A777413, Mid-Bedfordshire CLP

Eddie Izzard
I came out 32 years ago, and as anyone who had to come out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in the 1980s will tell you, it was a grueling rite of passage. Back in 1985 it was tough, people telling me to hide who I was, saying very hurtful things to me, fighting me in the street – but I decided to take a stand with my life being open and honest.
I don’t run and hide from anything, so I kept at it and eventually society started to catch up.  Breaking down barriers has been part of my life’s work and experience, and while the T in LGBT is still very much the younger child in the family, society has now come a long way.
I’ve fought all my life as a political and cultural activist for the things that I believe in: from street performing in Covent Garden to walking the streets of Wolverhampton, Darlington or Lancaster in girl mode, campaigning for Labour during the last general election, to taking the remain campaign to young people in my pink beret in towns and cities across the UK during the EU referendum.
It does not matter at all what sex or sexuality you are, how you self-identify, or who you fancy. What matters is what you do in life, what do you do to add to our human existence. And alongside my acting and comedy, I’ve tried to give a voice to those who don’t have one and to be an activist for the political party I believe has the best and strongest values, which will mean we can end poverty and move forward positively as a society and a country.
I stand up for my rights and other people’s rights to be who they want to be. Now I want to stand for Labour’s national executive committee so that I can break down barriers and make the Labour party more welcoming to groups who often feel isolated or excluded from taking part in the political process.  I want to end the “politics as usual” mentality that sees people shut out.
I want all our members to feel welcome in the Labour party. Our meetings and events should be open to all members, particularly those who felt excluded from politics in the past. We need to tap into the diversity within our movement and do more to increase involvement from a range of groups that I don’t feel are represented enough in our party. That includes LGBT, disabled and minority ethnic people, as well as those who have suffered from mental health issues. Gender equality and increasing working-class participation is also vital.
Most importantly I want to do all I can to help Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party take the fight to the Tories, building on our strong performance in the 2017 general election.  I’ve been an activist for Labour up and down the country, campaigning for Labour in more than 100 seats at the last four general elections. I’ve campaigned for Labour through thick and thin.
I am my own person, I am not standing for any faction. I am proud to be Labour and will always fight for a world that works for everyone.
We need a Labour party that builds on the energy of the past few years and harnesses it to create the tolerant, open movement that Britain, and the world, needs.
CLP:                                                                    Membership no.

Gurinder Singh Josan
As a longstanding Labour Party member in the West Midlands from a BAME background I’m writing to let you know why I’m standing for Labour’s NEC; to tell you who I am and what drives me and to ask for your support and your CLP’s nomination.
I’ve been a Labour member since I was 16 years old.  I’m a Trustee and Director of anti-racism/ fascism campaign HOPE not Hate, an active school Governor, Secretary of my Unite the Union Branch, a founder and Vice Chair of Sikhs for Labour, a Board member of West Midlands Strategic Police & Crime Board appointed by the Labour PCC, Central Council member of Socialist Health  Association and Treasurer of the West Midlands SHA.
My commitment to Labour runs in my blood.  My dad was a trade union activist at work in the POEU  (now CWU), a Labour Party member and a Labour Councillor for many years.  My mum has been a member for over forty years, my wife and our two children are members and are my greatest      supporters (and strongest critics!).  Previously I was active in student politics in Labour  Students; served as a local Councillor; held positions at Branch and CLP; and attended and spoken at regional and national conferences’.  I’m a committed campaigner – I’m Labour through and through!
The increase in NEC member reps gives an opportunity to improve the diversity and representation of members on Labour’s most important decision-making body.  I’m standing because:
 There is no doubt there needs to be better representation from our diverse ethnic and faith    communities on the NEC.  If elected, I would be the first ever Sikh to be elected to Labour’s NEC and would do my upmost to represent all minority faith communities and BAME members. It is vital the NEC looks more like the communities we represent and the country we aspire to govern.
 I’m an active part of the Labour and trade union family in the West Midlands.  The Labour Party is a national party, yet there’s not a single representative from the five regions in the midlands and north of England and there hasn’t been a CLP rep from the West Midlands since 1997.  We rely on party members across all our regions to form a Government and our member representatives on the NEC should reflect that geographical diversity and not be London-dominated.
 We rely on Labour Party members and supporters as Branch or CLP officers for functioning local parties, campaigning and fundraising.  But our members and supporters are often also running the fabric of our local communities, often as volunteers – school Governors, at food banks, youth clubs, community centres, serving on committees, boards and charities, running campaigns to make crucial differences – the real work of delivering Labour values in our communities.  I will ensure our NEC is focussed on understanding the concerns and delivering for our members and supporters so that Labour is not just a party but a vibrant social movement.
I’d love to hear from you and to visit, campaign and speak with members – please do get in touch!  My campaign is for better diversity and representation on our NEC.  I hope I can rely on your                                   support.
CLP: Warley CLP             Membership No: A635225
Campaigning for Better Diversity and Representation on Our NEC

Patrick Jenkins
Hi! I’m Patrick Jenkins and I’m standing for the Labour Party National Executive Committee under the CLP (Constituency Labour Party) section.
I play no role in any slate or faction within the party. I stand for a united centre left Labour. The Labour First vs Momentum disagreement in internal Party elections has created a divisive chasm. We are a movement built on the principle of solidarity. A united party is needed for those we seek to represent. Members deserve a choice by reasoned debate, not by submitting to the whims of a clique. We must heal the wounds between these groups and take the fight to the Tories.
Their botching of Brexit is a gift to us politically, but we must not let a no deal go through and severely affect working people’s lives. Protecting access to the single market and freedom of movement is crucial to safeguarding British jobs. Our renewed socialist agenda, Jeremy’s leadership and opposing austerity, have brought us some successes. With Tory ministers even warming to the idea of borrowing to solve the housing crisis and now a Labour MP in my neighbouring CLP. The middle ground has shifted leftwards.  Being only 20, I hope to represent those young workers and students that have flocked to Labour because of this shift.
We are on a potential election winning footing and Jeremy’s brilliant campaign experience has brought us here. But there is a long way to go. We can be more radical. Addressing issues such as green energy, road transport infrastructure and fully reversing the harsh cuts to welfare. Continuing to put power in the hands of members is key, with greater internal democracy and liberation. The women’s and youth conferences being prime examples of where improvements can be made. Policy should be decided by those who are impacted directly by those policies.
On the basis of my experience as a conference delegate, I believe that the NEC should also produce a more detailed conference guide specifically for first time delegates, detailing the processes and how best to make a big impact for their CLPs. I am also Social Media Officer and Youth Officer of Kenilworth and Southam CLP, and I helped campaign to increase our constituency vote share by over 10%. Being a Town Councillor in Southam, where we could potentially lose our Children’s Centre due to Tory cuts, I have been leading the CLP campaign against the cuts to centres in Warwickshire. Coming from the West Midlands I want to change the London centric nature of the party. My experience, as well as being my university Labour Society Campaigns Officer, demonstrates my ability to represent you in a fully members led Labour Party that is free from factional discourse.
CLPs must nominate their preferred candidate(s) by Thursday the 16thof November 2017.
CLPs can make up to three nominations.
My membership number is L1442909 and my CLP is Kenilworth and Southam.
Facebook: @Pat4NEC
Twitter: @Pat4NEC
Instagram: patrick.jenkins1

My 10 point policy plan on what I will stand for on the Labour NEC
On Party Policy:

  1. Welfare – Fully reverse all welfare cuts under the Conservative Government.
  2. Brexit – Protect access to the single market and freedom of movement.
  3. Secure Income – I will press for a universal basic income so that everyone can have a safety net from poverty and foodbanks.
  4. Environment – We need to be setting climate targets, not just meeting them. I will push for simple but effective policies such as mandatory solar panels on new builds.
  5. Defence – Decommission Trident.
On party organisation:
  1. An end to disunity – my election will spark the beginning of a new stage in Labour internal relations – where the members would have backed someone not supported by a certain faction.
  2. Selection – I will push for a democratic alternative, where candidates are selected via open primaries.
  3. Liberation – Party policy should be decided by the very groups who are affected by it. Therefore liberation groups should form a vast part of policy decisions eg. Women’s Conference deciding policy on FGM
  4. Conference – This is an opportunity for all members to be heard by the national party. I propose that instead of the current system of selecting speakers we have a ballot system, where a proportional amount of people from each region are picked.
  5. A tougher stance – We need to stand firm against all discrimination and abuse within the party. Any members who take part in such actions of antisemitism, sexism, islamophobia etc must be immediately expelled if evidence is found.

Jon Lansman
A Labour member since 1974, I worked closely with Tony Benn through the 1980s and currently chair Momentum’s governing body. As well as helping mobilise tens of thousands of activists during the 2017 General Election, I played a leading role in Jeremy Corbyn’s two leadership campaigns and have spent 40 years campaigning for a more democratic member-led Labour Party.
I want to see a socialist Labour government with a radical, inspiring programme. Global capitalism that owes nothing to people or places has utterly failed to deliver investment for growth, secure well paid jobs for all, quality public services and a welfare state that will eradicate poverty, inequality and injustice. Only a Corbyn-led government harnessing state power in the interests of people not profit can deliver that.
On the NEC, I’ll push for party reform to empower our members to elect a government to transform Britain.
Jon is a member of Bermondsey and Old Southwark CLP.        Membership Number: A018501

Jerry Weber 
An Independent Voice on the NEC
This is an exciting time for our Party.  In just a short time, we have become a credible alternative to the chaos of the Tories. In June, we presented a manifesto that I wholeheartedly supported. We all know how important the NEC is to the Party’s future. I have become increasingly concerned that the NEC has become part of an internal struggle within the Party. We need to support our democratically elected leadership, start building bridges and strive for unity in the Party so that we can gain the trust of the electorate and offer a socialist alternative to policy that has dominated political thinking for so long.
Here are simple questions;
• Do you want your three new CLP representatives to be independent and listen to the views of the vast majority of members?
• Do you want your CLP representatives to be answerable to Momentum or Progress? • Do you want your representatives to build bridges and seek unity within the Party? Why choose me?
I am a grassroots member. My political ambition is to genuinely serve the Party.
I am chair of Warwick & Leamington CLP. In my time, we have become a transformed CLP – more energy, more campaigning, a dynamic women’s group.
I was the parliamentary agent at the June election. With many energetic volunteers and a core team managing a vibrant campaign, we managed to pull off one of the surprises of the election by taking back the constituency for Labour.
I have long experience in the Party as well as many years’ experience as a professional in central and local government and higher education. I am looking for 5 CLPs to support me to get on the ballot. May I ask for your support. Please also support other non-aligned candidates.
Membership number:  L0103377.

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Launch of Campaign Group

Thursday 22nd June.  Totton and Eling Community Centre. 7 – 9pm

All members welcome to launch our campaign group to get Jeremy Corbyn elected as our Prime Minister.

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Hustings: 4th June 2017

Julie Renyard, your Parliamentary candidate, has released the following message ahead of tonights hustings:

“I woke up this morning to learn of the horrific events last night in London.

I am absolutely appalled and deeply saddened by the loss of life and injury to so many of our fellow citizens and also the visitors to our country that have been killed and injured.

I, like all of us, totally condemn these acts of cowardice and violence. However, I also believe that our democratic process cannot be disrupted by such events.

In view of this, the decision has been made that the Hustings this evening in Brockenhurst, will be going ahead.

I look forward to seeing all of you who are able to attend this event to share together with the sadness that is today affecting so many people.”

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Come and meet your New Forest East Labour Party parliamentary candidate

You are invited to attend a public meeting with parliamentary candidate Julie Renyard.

Julie will be speaking at the following locations across the forest:

Wednesday 31st May, 7-9pm Forest First Children’s Centre
Heather Road, Blackfield, Southampton, SO45 1DZ

Thursday 1st June, 7-9pm Totton & Eling Community Centre
Library Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 3AP

Tuesday 6th June, 7-9pm Marchwood Village Hall
Vicarage Road, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4SX

This is your opportunity to listen to the candidate, find out about the Labour Party policies and ask questions. All members of the community are welcome, so please invite friends, family, colleagues and neighbours.

Contact newforesteast@gmail.com for more information.

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Julie Renyard launches New Forest East Labour Party campaign

This Election’s Labour Parliamentary candidate for New Forest East, Julie Renyard, officially launched her campaign on Thursday 11th May infront of supporters and members from across the constituency.

Julie gave a heartfelt speech to attendees, echoing the platform of compassion politics of the wider Party. Watch the video to hear her vision and why she would like your vote this General Election.

Also in attendance were Roger and Christine Tollervey, a couple from Nottingham currently dog-sitting in the New Forest. They said:

“We went to the New Forest East Labour party meeting to show solidarity between Sherwood Forest and the New Forest. We met Julie Renyard who is their parliamentary candidate. About twenty committed Corbyn supporters made us very welcome and Julie gave well-researched and impassioned speech that was very well received.
Come on New Forest.”

If you would like to volunteer during this General Election campaign please get in touch. Anyway in which you can help share our message with voters will be much appreciated.

There will be a number of community events organised for the penultimate week of the run up to the Election in Marchwood, Blackfield and Totton. Members will be notified by email when these are confirmed. All members of the community are welcome to come along and put their questions to Julie.

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May 14, 2017 · 3:48 pm

General Election Campaigning Meeting

Our first General Election campaigning meeting will be held on Thursday 11th May 2017 at 7-9pm. All members and supporters welcome. Venue: Totton and Eling Community Centre, Civic Centre, Testwood Lane, Totton, SO40 3AP. Visit the Events page or contact us for more details.

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