A magnificent victory in Oldham West and Royton with an increased majority and the opposite of what was predicted by so many pundits. 

Proof that a party can accommodate people from different parts of the left-of-centre political spectrum like McMahon and Corbyn and be perceived by voters as a credible and coherent  force.

Congratulations to Jim McMahon!

A magnificent victory in Oldham West and Royton with an increased majority and the opposite of what was predicted by so many pundits.  Proof that a party can accommodate people...

Homeless charity Shelter has reported that the East of England is facing a homelessness crisis and that they are receiving an average of 106 calls a day from people in the region.  In the East of England 9,000 children will be homeless this Christmas.  

The Hertfordshire Mercury has reported that in the second quarter of 2015 there were 22 homeless families in Broxbourne compared with the Borough Council having  no reports of homeless families in 2014 and the first quarter of 2015.   A Council spokesman told the Mercury that it was “aware of increases in homelessness”.   

Labour Councillor for Waltham Cross, Neil Harvey said:

“The Council isn’t doing that well. They haven’t reached their target in the last few years.  It is a big problem for people in Broxbourne who cannot afford their own homes. This is largely due to the Council cutting down on the money”.

Homelessness crisis is hitting Broxbourne

Homeless charity Shelter has reported that the East of England is facing a homelessness crisis and that they are receiving an average of 106 calls a day from people in...

Bryan Davies was this month's guest speaker

Last Thursday was the monthly meeting of the Broxbourne Labour Party. Here's member Nigel's report:

The Labour Party meeting in Cheshunt saw the 27 members present discuss a range of topics from the international to the local.

What's more important: Syria, Lords Reform or Rubbish bins?

Last Thursday was the monthly meeting of the Broxbourne Labour Party. Here's member Nigel's report: The Labour Party meeting in Cheshunt saw the 27 members present discuss a range of... Read more

Tom joined the Broxbourne Labour Party over the summer. Here's his diary of his first few months as a member.

I used to spend far too much time online, arguing with people about politics. I would get involved in twitter debates, I would retweet and share articles that made important points in an eloquent way. Most of my friends seemed to agree with me, I would get loads of 'likes', it seemed to be working.

Diary of a New Member

Tom joined the Broxbourne Labour Party over the summer. Here's his diary of his first few months as a member. I used to spend far too much time online, arguing with... Read more

Three months ago Labour Councillor Neil Harvey and his Conservative counterpart Paul Seeby challenged each other to see who could lose most weight by December 2015.  The aim of this was to highlight the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the many facilities and opportunities for exercise in Broxbourne.    As we are entering the end-game the Councillors are neck and neck with each having lost 5.4% of their body weight. So, who knows which one will be the winner at the final weigh-in at the Laura Trott Centre on 8 December but whatever happens this has been a magnificent effort by both of them.

Weight-loss challenge too close to call

Three months ago Labour Councillor Neil Harvey and his Conservative counterpart Paul Seeby challenged each other to see who could lose most weight by December 2015.  The aim of this...

Broxbourne Council has announced that the four options will go on display in December  for consultation with the aims of completing the project before Christmas next year. Labour Councillor Carol Bowman said to the Hertfordshire Mercury: 

"Obviously it’s not set in stone and it has to have the residents input and the powers that be will have to listen …but if it all happens how it’s been spoken about it will be great the town".

However both Carolr Bowman and Labour Opposition Leader Malcolm Aitken have been critical of the time it has taken to get to this stage. Malcolm Aitken told the Mercury

“I hope it will be and that’s the only thing I can do now, hope.  I am very, very disappointed in the time it has taken to sort this out. “

Carol Bowman told the Mercury “I do wish it had come sooner. I’d been hearing about it for years even before I was a councillor”.

Options for Waltham Cross High Street ‘Renaissance’ to go on display.. but why has it taken so long?

Broxbourne Council has announced that the four options will go on display in December  for consultation with the aims of completing the project before Christmas next year. Labour Councillor Carol...

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Member Profile: Introducing Grace

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The meeting will be held at Wolsey Hall, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt EN8 9AA. Free parking is available in the car park of the Laura Trott Leisure Centre next door to the hall.

 Bryan Davies, our local Labour Lord and wonderful speaker, will talk to us about “Contemporary issues – where do the Labour Lords fit in”?

The next all members meeting of Broxbourne Labour Party on Thursday 26th November at 7.30 pm.

The meeting will be held at Wolsey Hall, Windmill Lane, Cheshunt EN8 9AA. Free parking is available in the car park of the Laura Trott Leisure Centre next door to... Read more

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Kathy Condon, our Branch Secretary, attended and wrote this report.  

The picture shows Broxbourne CLP’s 3 delegates, Mark Hall, Mary Howard, Grace Tudor-Worrall, and Kathy.

 

A report from the East of England Labour Party conference in Stevenage.

Kathy Condon, our Branch Secretary, attended and wrote this report.   The picture shows Broxbourne CLP’s 3 delegates, Mark Hall, Mary Howard, Grace Tudor-Worrall, and Kathy.   Read more

Last night, as many of us were gathering in a spirit of friendship and reunion, the television in the area downstairs revealed how people doing what we were doing - getting together to enjoy themselves in a concert hall, in a sports stadium and in restaurants - had been subject to a terrible terrorist attack.

This morning, it is right that we begin by expressing our deep sense of shock at the events of Paris, our sincere condolences to the families of all those who lost their lives and, as your Member of the European Parliament, our firm solidarity with the people of France.

The word "solidarité" is indeed a word of French origin, and never does it describe better our own feelings towards our French brothers and sisters, as it does this morning.

In my speech today, one of the things I was going to share with you was the pride I felt taking part in a spontaneous memorial in Cambridge, bringing together French expatriates and local British people, after the terrorist attack earlier this year in France on journalists and on the Jewish community.

Opening remarks on Paris terror attacks by MEP Richard Howitt at Labour East Regional Conference

Last night, as many of us were gathering in a spirit of friendship and reunion, the television in the area downstairs revealed how people doing what we were doing -... Read more

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