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'I rejoined the Labour Party a few years ago, having previously been a member as a student in the 1980's. I work in a school in Hackney, East London, where 56% of our students are on free school meals. Working in this environment, and seeing how it is possible to be a force for good and change the lives of young people in a challenging demographic in such a positive way, made me want to involve myself in politics and support the only party which is committed to social justice and building a better Britain for everyone. I was born in Willoughby Close, just off Bell Lane, in Broxbourne and apart from a brief stint in Enfield, have lived in the Broxbourne Borough all my life.'

 

Member profile: Ian

'I rejoined the Labour Party a few years ago, having previously been a member as a student in the 1980's. I work in a school in Hackney, East London, where...

Broxbourne Council’s ‘Broxbourne Plan’ endeavours to provide a vision for the development of the Borough from 2016 to 2031 and how this will be implemented. It addresses key areas including housing, employment, town centres development, transport, health care, education and the  environment.

The proposals will have major implications for everyone living, trading and working in the Borough and the Broxbourne Labour Party will be holding a special meeting in January to start to frame our response to the plan.

You can read the plan here:  https://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/sites/default/files/Documents/Planning/151012LocalPlanDocOct15_NEW.pdf

‘The Broxbourne Plan’ will affect everyone living in the Borough; you should all read it and we must respond to it.

Broxbourne Council’s ‘Broxbourne Plan’ endeavours to provide a vision for the development of the Borough from 2016 to 2031 and how this will be implemented. It addresses key areas including...

Due to the defeat of a Labour amendment to the Finance Bill this week, women will still be required to pay tax to buy products to manage their menstruation.

It may come as a surprise to many to discover that having a period is actually a discretionary activity arather than essential but one person who appears to hold this view is our own MP Charles Walker. 


If you feel that he needs to explain his position you can contact him at: charles.walker.mp@parliament.uk

Charles Walker thinks tampons are a lifestyle choice

Due to the defeat of a Labour amendment to the Finance Bill this week, women will still be required to pay tax to buy products to manage their menstruation. It...

Harlow Constituency Labour Party are kindly inviting Broxbourne Party members to their Christmas Dinner.  The details are: -

Thursday 3rd December, 7pm, The Park Inn, Harlow.

Places cost £27.50 each (for three courses).  This does not include drinks.  The speaker will be Richard Howitt MEP.

If you would like to go please contact this email address:  harlow.clp@gmail.com

An invitation from Harlow Labour to their Christmas Dinner.

Harlow Constituency Labour Party are kindly inviting Broxbourne Party members to their Christmas Dinner.  The details are: - Thursday 3rd December, 7pm, The Park Inn, Harlow. Places cost £27.50 each...

The next Branch Meeting of Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party is at 7.30 pm on 29 October.  The venue is Labour Hall, Rye Road, Hoddesdon EN11 0JR.   All members new and old are very welcome.

 

This is the agenda:

Agenda for all members meeting 29 October 2015 7.30pm

 1) Welcome, apologies

 2) Minutes and matters arising

 3) Conference report by our delegate Selina Norgrove

 

4) Campaign Group news

5) Councillors’ news including Local Plan

6) Secretary’s news

7) Website, Facebook, Twitter

8) Any other business

9) Date of next meeting

            26 November – with Richard Howitt MEP!

 

 

 

Next Broxbourne Branch Meeting is on 29 October

The next Branch Meeting of Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party is at 7.30 pm on 29 October.  The venue is Labour Hall, Rye Road, Hoddesdon EN11 0JR.   All members new...

Angela Spencer, owner of ‘Angels at play’ nursery in Hoddesdon has written the open letter to express her concerns about the impact of government policy on the development of children across the UK.  She said that the letter has been written due to her frustration at her inability to get any meaningful response from the local MP and other channels.  

The owner of a children’s nursery in Hoddesdon has written an open letter to David Cameron.

Angela Spencer, owner of ‘Angels at play’ nursery in Hoddesdon has written the open letter to express her concerns about the impact of government policy on the development of children... Read more

Not since the Childcatcher in Chitty Bang Bang has there been a more shameless attempt at misrepresenting true intentions than we saw in Manchester this week.  However a complete disregard for evidence, facts and a desire to milk applause from the slavering crowds of party faithful meant that these intentions were laid bare for all to see.

Conservatives show their true colours in Manchester

Not since the Childcatcher in Chitty Bang Bang has there been a more shameless attempt at misrepresenting true intentions than we saw in Manchester this week.  However a complete disregard... Read more

Democracy is truly in action at the Labour Party Conference. At a recent All Members Meeting of Broxbourne CLP, we voted to submit the following motion to the Conference in Brighton:

In the light of the escalating migrant crisis, this conference believes that we should be more constructive in working with our European partners to help alleviate the suffering and degrading treatment of people seeking refuge from war-torn regions.

To our delight our motion was accepted and went through to a ballot where the refugee crisis was one of the CLP motions accepted to go through to Conference. Our wording was accepted in full.

Our delegate who is at the conference, Selina, attended a compositing meeting where all similar motions were thrashed through and final wording agreed. The motion was debated at the Conference this morning and our part of the motion was read out in full by Simon Darvill of Young Labour. The motion was passed unanimously at the end of the session.

In this way, Labour Party members know that our voices were heard at our Conference, and that our party has a humane attitude to the refugee crisis, in line with British values.

Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party's motion on the refugee crisis was included in a Conference debate today!

Democracy is truly in action at the Labour Party Conference. At a recent All Members Meeting of Broxbourne CLP, we voted to submit the following motion to the Conference in...

In 1979-1997 the Conservatives ran 18 structural budget deficits in 18 years (source IMF).  This was during the period of Thatcher’s economic ‘miracle’.  Hardly a case of fixing the roof when the sun was shining and what improvements did we see in travel, healthcare, education in this period?  In contrast Labour in 2007 had a structural deficit of only -0.4% and this had been reduced by 82% over the previous 10 years whilst fixing the crumbling estate the incompetent Tories had handed us.  Why the hell didn’t we keeping hammering these facts home over the past 5 years?.  

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The myth of Labour economic performance

In 1979-1997 the Conservatives ran 18 structural budget deficits in 18 years (source IMF).  This was during the period of Thatcher’s economic ‘miracle’.  Hardly a case of fixing the roof...

50,000 people have joined Labour since the announcement of the Leadership Election.   This exceeds the 47,000 membership of UKIP and is approaching the 62,000 figure for the Liberal Democrats and 67,000 members of the Green Party.   Overall the Labour Party has 360,000 members.

You can be part of this.  New members are always welcome, you can contribute in any way you want and there are no bizarre Cameron-style initiation ceremonies. Join through this link:  https://join.labour.org.uk/

More new people have joined the Labour Party since 12 September than the total membership of UKIP.

50,000 people have joined Labour since the announcement of the Leadership Election.   This exceeds the 47,000 membership of UKIP and is approaching the 62,000 figure for the Liberal Democrats and...

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