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The TUC is set to hold a national demonstration in London, Saturday 12th May. Quoted on their website as "A key moment in the fight for public services", the demonstration is aptly named, Step Up for Public Services. 

Other Trade Unions, including UNISON, will be in attendance too, to show the government that we want our public services to be safeguarded. 

The demo will take place in London, starting at Victoria Embankment and marching to Hyde Park. With people assembling from 11am, and then starting to march at 12pm. The estimated time of arrival at Hyde Park is 4pm.

You can find out more information here.

TUC National Demonstration to take place Saturday 12th May

The TUC is set to hold a national demonstration in London, Saturday 12th May. Quoted on their website as "A key moment in the fight for public services", the demonstration...

The 2018 May Local Elections are fast approaching, and with 15 City Council seats up for election in Winchester City Council, it is really important to register to vote, if you are not already so. 

The last possible day to register is in just 5 days time, on Tuesday 17th April. The last day to apply for a postal vote is Wednesday 18th April at 5.00pm. Finally, the last day to apply for for a proxy vote (in non-urgent situations) is Wednesday 25th April at 5.00pm.

Click here to register to vote, here for the application form for a postal vote and here for the application form for a proxy vote. Find out more information about all of this on the Winchester City Council website here.

You can see our candidates and what wards they are standing in here, as well as our local Winchester and Chandler's Ford's Manifesto here.

If you are registered, make sure to remind your friends and family. In particular, check in with any young people you know. As universities no longer register their students together in block, some may find themselves not registered, and so ineligible to vote.

You may also know young people who have returned home after university, or moved for work, who have not thought to register themselves in their new constituency.

As the General Election last year showed, young people do have a voice and can make a difference!! 

We have a great chance in Winchester and Chandler's Ford this year, but we need our supporters to be able to cast their vote!! 

It takes two minutes to check in with people you know - keep calm, register and vote Labour!! 

 

Remember to register to vote

The 2018 May Local Elections are fast approaching, and with 15 City Council seats up for election in Winchester City Council, it is really important to register to vote, if...

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

SUPPORT FOR WINCHESTER BASICS BANK

The report about Winchester Basics Bank is timely. Winchester Labour Party members were so appalled and disgusted by the appearance of Steve Brine MP opening yet another local outlet for a seasonal photo opportunity, they donated essential food to the value of £200 just before Christmas. Through our members, it is our collective intention to continue regular donations, especially as the increasingly unacceptable national figures about food poverty are a disgrace to the nation.

The basics bank in Winchester has 3098 clients referred by 160 agents from 70 agencies. Up to February, they had supplied 14112 days of food to 637 local families. 439 people received clothes. The national picture continues to get worse, exacerbated by the draconian punishment of the Tory government through the implementation of Universal Credit. This has created even deeper hardship because of the original six weeks wait for assistance, subsequently reduced to four weeks. During six months in 2017, the Trussell Trust provided 587,000 three-day emergency supplies, up by 60,000 on the previous year. Of these, 209,000 were specifically for children.

In your Business News 22.03.18, you report on the MP addressing the Chamber of Commerce at a breakfast meeting. Mr Brine continues to display a perpetual complacency about the state of his constituents, often ignoring the plight of those far less fortunate than himself. At the time of day when hundreds of children in Hampshire will have gone to school without having had any breakfast, he relishes a photo opportunity to lecture others about the wonders of this government. The figures he quoted are misleading. Most people who are unemployed cannot find work that takes them out of the poverty threshold. Many of the deprived in deep food poverty are on zero hours contracts with no minimum guarantee of work to cover their basic needs, the working poor. They are forced to use Winchester Basics Bank to survive, excluding their opportunity for an expensive breakfast at an equally expensive Winchester hotel. Another disastrous photo opportunity, will he ever really understand poverty?

    

Yours sincerely, 

Peter Rees

CHAIR   WINCHESTER CONSTITUENCY LABOUR PARTY         

Support for Winchester Basic Bank

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