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In January 2018, we created a new Member's Blog for you to share your thoughts. Keep an eye out to see what your fellow Winchester and Chandler's Ford Labour members are thinking, and email isabelbull7@gmail.com if you want to contribute.

If you would like get involved click here and here to see how you can become a member yourself. 

 

Dear Sir

FINAL CHOICE

Recent national developments illustrate more than ever the need for greater balance and political control. Locally, we are still suffering the extreme ravages of the austerity and poverty punishment from the Tories. The resignation of Amber Rudd demonstrates that the Windrush witch hunt was simply to instigate a purge of immigrants, mainly legal and not those here illegally. The government are on the ropes and the sooner a general election is called, the quicker we will see a new Labour Government elected, a government of salvation and hope.

In addition to this, we have experienced resurgence in the Quisling ConDems making wild claims about what they have done for Winchester. Their personality politics are based on no evidence whatsoever. They don’t even support local businesses by having all their glossy material printed in Southend or on the antique dining room Gestetner. Their record is one of coalition disaster and fairy tale fiction.

The Labour Party has some excellent candidates with an outstanding track record of achievement. If elected, we are pledged to

  • Increase the amount of Council housing in a five year plan to exceed the current under provision
  • Have all planning decisions determined by Councillors, not officers, but to recruit more officers to make the process more efficient.
  • Reduce the number of rough sleepers by increasing the provision of support and housing plus supporting Winchester charities to work with them
  • Reduce rate and rents on empty Council owned business property to stimulate existing independent businesses and attract new entrepreneurs
  • Improve all waste and recycling systems & facilities
  • Crackdown on rogue & rip off landlords with a stronger & larger team of Council officers to monitor and take enforcement action quickly
  • Make sure that procurement practice puts local business opportunity first

Today, the Winchester electorate have an important choice to make sure the local Council is much better balanced, dynamic, progressive and prioritising many more people focused policies. A vote for Labour is a wise choice, for the many, not the few so do it today!  

Yours sincerely,

Peter Rees

CHAIR   WWW.WINCHESTERLABOUR.ORG.UK

Why Winchester Needs a Labour Voice

In January 2018, we created a new Member's Blog for you to share your thoughts. Keep an eye out to see what your fellow Winchester and Chandler's Ford Labour members...

In January 2018, we created a new Member's Blog for you to share your thoughts. Keep an eye out to see what your fellow Winchester and Chandler's Ford Labour members are thinking, and email isabelbull7@gmail.com if you want to contribute.

If you would like get involved click here and here to see how you can become a member yourself. 

 

Dear Sir

 

THE LOCAL LABOUR MANIFESTO

Winchester Labour Party is fielding candidates in every ward in the elections on May 3rd. In Winchester, Labour has a very strong and proud tradition of standing up for all local people. We promote imaginative, innovative and progressive policies which have helped to bring real change for the benefit of the communities we serve and the city as a whole. We have

  • Helped to secure a substantial increase in social housing within the City
  • Guaranteed the implementation of a 20 mph speed limit in residential areas
  • Secured and safeguarded the Neighbourhood Warden service
  • Developed the concept of local democracy ensuring children help to choose play equipment
  • Worked hard to ensure the City Council becomes a Living Wage employer
  • Argued vociferously for sound, community based planning policies, providing the right homes in the right places
  • Worked tirelessly to support the development of a brand new high quality leisure centre
  • Been instrumental in securing the development of Silver Hill 2

The Labour Party locally and nationally stands firm in its efforts and achievements to provide fairness of opportunity for everyone. Locally, it has fought for high quality services, making the city fit for the future, protecting the environment, providing better jobs and genuinely affordable homes in our communities where decent standards of living are a right, not a lottery. Our manifesto includes

  • Increased integration of an accessible & affordable transport system
  • A sustainable environment both locally and nationally
  • Improving the development of the local economy, supporting and encouraging local employment and independent businesses
  • High quality education throughout life
  • Ensuring the transformation of the City Council with better engagement, responsiveness and provision for all residents

A vote for an outstanding local Labour candidate is not wasted. It is a sure way to check the current disproportionate balance of power and it will create substantial opportunities. It will help to check the promotion of austerity and punishment through poverty inflicted upon us by the Tories and FibDems over the past eight years.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Rees

CHAIR   WWW.WINCHESTERLABOUR.ORG.UK

The Local Labour Manifesto

In January 2018, we created a new Member's Blog for you to share your thoughts. Keep an eye out to see what your fellow Winchester and Chandler's Ford Labour members...

On Thursday 3rd May we will be electing THREE Councillors for both Chandler's Ford and Hiltingbury on Eastleigh District Council - make sure that you use your THREE votes for Labour and elect Gill, Sarah and Jennifer to stand up for Chandler's Ford.

 

Download the our latest Chandler's Ford Matters newsletter here.

 Gill Connell, Chandler's Ford 

Gill has lived in Chandlers Ford for 34
years and is a retired English teacher.
She is a former Mayor of Eastleigh, an
Honorary Alderman of Eastleigh
Borough Council, and was a Borough
Councillor for 12 years.

 

image3.jpegSarah Mann, Chandler's Ford 

Sarah qualified as a legal professional.
As a student and working mother has
experienced the effects of government
policies. She has acted on behalf of
fellow residents of Fernhill in housing
issues and has a strong commitment to
social justice.

 

 Jennifer Prior, Chandler's Ford 

Jenni has lived locally in Chandlers Ford all
her life and is a member of the local
Chameleon Theatre Company. , Her
excellent organisational and
communication skills will enable her to be a
first-rate representative for local residents.

 

Kevin Butt, Hiltingbury Ward 

 

Michael Tibble, Hiltingbury Ward 

 

John Prior, Hiltingbury Ward

Chandler's Ford - Local Election 2018

On Thursday 3rd May we will be electing THREE Councillors for both Chandler's Ford and Hiltingbury on Eastleigh District Council - make sure that you use your THREE votes for...

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