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A recent Freedom of Information request has revealed that, Conservative-led, Broxbourne Borough Council currently has £5.6 million of unspent public money. 

 

The money had been earmarked for spending on capital projects in the borough such as £2.5million allocated to the Park Plaza project.

 

Broxbourne's Labour leader, Councillor Malcolm Aitken, expressed shock at this news and said that he was seeking an explanation as to what the council had been doing, and planned to do, with this money.   More on this story, as reported by Hertfordshire Mercury, is available here: 

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Broxbourne Council holds on to £ 5.6 million of public money

A recent Freedom of Information request has revealed that, Conservative-led, Broxbourne Borough Council currently has £5.6 million of unspent public money. 

At the meeting on the 23rd July the Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party voted to nominate Yvette Cooper in the Labour Leadership Leadership Election.

The vote followed a discussion which was candid but always open and inclusive. There were two strong strands of opinion which were ultimately reflected in the voting. One was that the Labour Party should elect a leader who stood for core labour principles and would not take the party to the right and the other emphasised the need for a leader who was the most likely to be elected as Prime Minister.  Many of the points made showed a level of perception and an understanding of the challenges faced by the country and the Labour Party which you would struggle to find in the tabloid press coverage of this election debate.

The vote was taken using the Single Transferable Vote and the First Round saw Jeremy Corbyn receiving 9 votes, Yvette Cooper 8 and Andy Burnham 7.  The closeness of this round meant that it went to a Second Round with Yvette Cooper gaining 12 votes against Jeremy Corbyn’s 9.  This put Yvette Cooper in first place overall.

The vote to nominate the Deputy Leader was not as close with Tom Watson receiving 17 votes, Caroline Flint 2, Ben Bradshaw 2 and Stella Creasey.

These votes can be seen as indicative of levels of support but they will not actually be contribute to votes cast the election itself and individual members are, of course, free to vote for whoever they wish.

Broxbourne Labour nominates Yvette Cooper for Party Leadership

At the meeting on the 23rd July the Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party voted to nominate Yvette Cooper in the Labour Leadership Leadership Election.

The number of people joining the Broxbourne Labour Party has increased dramatically since May’s election.  42 people joined in May, 4 in June, 27 in July and 29 in August.  This has taken the total membership to 255; 40% of which are new members.   These figures do not include affiliate members or supporters. 

For information on joining the Labour Party visit this page: https://join.labour.org.uk/

Surge in Broxbourne Labour Party membership

The number of people joining the Broxbourne Labour Party has increased dramatically since May’s election.  42 people joined in May, 4 in June, 27 in July and 29 in August. ...

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