Latest News from Labour in Winchester & Chandler's Ford

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Mark Chaloner confirmed as Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

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The Tories have slashed Sure Start. There are now 150 fewer centres in the South East

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Labour have selected Sarah Mann to contest the County Council Election in Chandler's Ford on May 4th. Sarah has lived in Chandler's Ford for over ten years, and is no stranger to community action, taking up issues for local Housing Association tenants.

Sarah Joined the Labour Party because she is passionate about making life better for everybody, not just the super rich and the big corporations.

Sarah says, "Only Labour county councillors will fight against the cuts to the local services we all depend on."

To get in touch with Sarah or join the campaign phone 023 8061 3357

Sarah Mann to be Labour County Candidate

Labour have selected Sarah Mann to contest the County Council Election in Chandler's Ford on May 4th. Sarah has lived in Chandler's Ford for over ten years, and is no... Read more

Phil Baker from Eastleigh Labour Party is cycling 310 kilometres around Cuba from 27 April to 9th May to raise funds for essential educational equipment for disabled Cuban children and supporting the work of the Cuban Solidarity campaign. Phil came to our last Labour Party meeting and gave us a fascinating insight into the background for the trip. To find out more take a look at Phil’s Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/PhilCubaCycleChallenge/

Phil Baker’s Cycle Cuba Challenge April-May 2017

Phil Baker from Eastleigh Labour Party is cycling 310 kilometres around Cuba from 27 April to 9th May to raise funds for essential educational equipment for disabled Cuban children and supporting the...

The following letter from Karen Barratt was printed in the Hampshire Chronicle on Thursday, 9th March.

“Winchester Labour Party members have been out on the streets campaigning on a number of issues over recent months (NHS, child poverty) but time and again housing comes up as the major local concern. It's also significant that so many of your paper's reports relate to arguments about planning issues and housing developments. As a former member of WCC's Planning Committee I came to the conclusion long ago that leaving provision of truly affordable housing and infrastructure up to the private sector does not work. Developers are in business to make profits and are adept at finding ways to avoid including social housing or contributing anything other than paltry sums in mitigation for non-provision. It comes as no surprise to find Cala giving priority to building houses for sale at Barton Farm (letters 2 March). Developers are also assisted by Government legislation which enables them to apply retrospectively for amendments to planning conditions on spurious viability grounds. I grew up on a council estate in Southampton. Massive public investment in housing was a response to the dire post war situation. The housing situation is dire again and once again it's the Labour Party which is committed to building houses for rent that the young and low paid can actually afford, not luxury dwellings for sale to a wealthy elite or adding to the property portfolios of private landlords”.

Letter in Hampshire Chronicle 9th March about Labour and the Housing Crisis by Karen Barratt

The following letter from Karen Barratt was printed in the Hampshire Chronicle on Thursday, 9th March. “Winchester Labour Party members have been out on the streets campaigning on a number of issues...

Following the talk at February’s Labour Party meeting about proportional representation from Joe Sousek from the Labour Campaign for PR, there are some updates about this campaign.

The Parliamentary petition for proportional representation has reached over 100,000 signatures. This means that the petition should be debated in Parliament.

If you want to know more about this campaign, please go to the Make Votes Matter website at

www.makevotesmatter.org.uk  

This is a cross party campaign to introduce proportional representation in the House of Commons.

Update on the Campaign for Proportional Representation – March 2017

Following the talk at February’s Labour Party meeting about proportional representation from Joe Sousek from the Labour Campaign for PR, there are some updates about this campaign. The Parliamentary petition for proportional...

Winchester Labour members held a successful campaigning session in the city centre last Saturday 25th February, raising awareness about child poverty and collecting the views of the public with a "ball in the box" poll.

With 3.9 million children now living in poverty, two thirds of whom are in working households, it's not surprising that this issue affects people in Winchester too, with the city the third most expensive place to live after London and Oxford.

The poll conducted in Middle Brook Street put housing at the top of the list of concerns for locals. Affordable housing for the younger generation was one issue. There were also tales of hardship, including damp living conditions impacting on health and long waits for council housing.

Janet Berry, former Labour councillor, said: "It's when you stop and talk to people about their situations that you realise the impact of poverty in Winchester. We met one young couple who have been told they may have a three-year wait for a council flat before they can settle down and bring up their baby together as a family".

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Labour Take Campaign Against Poverty to Town Centre

Winchester Labour members held a successful campaigning session in the city centre last Saturday 25th February, raising awareness about child poverty and collecting the views of the public with a...

Winchester Labour were proud to join in the Hampshire Pride Parade through the centre of Winchester on Saturday 25th January.  Party Secretary Andy Adams said 'It has been great to see Hampshire Pride grow since they were founded in 2015.  We were delighted to be the only political party locally to join in the parade through Winchester along with a number of our affiliated trades unions; it is also great to see all parts of Hampshire joining in to support the #pridehantswide' campaign, spreading an important message of diversity and celebrating the best of the LGBT+ community across the county.  Congratulations to the organisers on all their hard work'.

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Labour Proud to Support Hampshire Pride Day

Winchester Labour were proud to join in the Hampshire Pride Parade through the centre of Winchester on Saturday 25th January.  Party Secretary Andy Adams said 'It has been great to...

 

"With the Article 50 debates and votes, we're starting to get more of an idea about the Brexit process.  I'm committed to fighting for the best deal for Britain."

You can read Annaliese Dodds MEP's latest newsletter here.

Newsletter from Anneliese Dodds MEP

  "With the Article 50 debates and votes, we're starting to get more of an idea about the Brexit process.  I'm committed to fighting for the best deal for Britain."...

Winchester Labour are calling for A Breath of Fresh Air and supporting the campaign for a new clean air act to ensure that everyone can breathe fresh, clean safe air.

In its 2016 local election manifesto, Labour urged Winchester City Council to commit to making Winchester one of the greenest cities in England.  This includes taking action on the quality of air that we breathe in the city.

The city  has a long standing problem with air pollution.  Recent research carried out for the city council showed that there are 3 hot spots in particular where air quality needs to be improved  - in St George's Street, Romsey Road and Chesil Street.

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St. Georges Street is one of a number of city centre hot-spots for air pollution.

Labour Support Call for Clean Air Act

Winchester Labour are calling for A Breath of Fresh Air and supporting the campaign for a new clean air act to ensure that everyone can breathe fresh, clean safe air.... Read more

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