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...

The next Branch Meeting of the Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party will take place at 7.30pm on 24 September.  We are pleased to say that Joan Ryan MP for Enfield North will be attending the meeting.  The venue is Wolsey Hall, Windmill Lane, Waltham Cross EN8 9AA.

Broxbourne Branch Meeting Thursday 24 September: Full and affiliate members welcome

The next Branch Meeting of the Broxbourne Constituency Labour Party will take place at 7.30pm on 24 September.  We are pleased to say that Joan Ryan MP for Enfield North...

"It's your future!" Richard meets "Votes at 16" campaigners from across the region to back their call to take part in the EU referendum, (read more).

 

East Labour MPs Clive Lewis, Daniel Zeichner and Gavin Shuker discuss the 'Labour Yes' campaign for the EU referendum, on a visit to Brussels, (read more).

 

YOUR chance to visit the European Parliament in  Strasbourg - places allocated on a first come, first served basis, (full details here).

 

Why Richard voted 'no' to the the EU-US trade talks known as "TTIP", (read more).

 

East Tory MEPs are slavish in opposing rights at work, back dirty deals with foreign dictators and tell disabled people to "stay at home", (read more).

 

How Richard and his fellow Labour Euro MPs boosted efforts to cut carbon emissions, took part in efforts to resolve the Greek debt crisis and marked the anniversary of Europe's worst genocide since the Second World War, (read more).

 

Challenging Eurosceptic myths over the migrant crisis, (read more).

 

How Labour won more than 50 per cent of the vote in a Norfolk council by-election, (read more).

 

Hear Richard speak on the Labour Conference fringe, (read more).

 

How Richard hosted a visit from the wife of the Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, (read more).

 

Richard's role as the UN moves towards agreeing global goals to tackle the twin threats of poverty and climate change, (read more).

 

The Labour leadership debate, Fireman Sam, the England rugby captain and building confidence, (see Richard's photo diary from the constituency here).

 

Standing up for the Muslim community, lobbying for the living wage, promoting our universities and regenerating a river, (read about these and more of Richard's constituency activities near you).

E-newsletter September/October from Richard Howitt MEP, Labour's Member of the European Parliament for the East of England:

"It's your future!" Richard meets "Votes at 16" campaigners from across the region to back their call to take part in the EU referendum, (read more).   East Labour MPs...

We will be using these to let people know what we are doing in Broxbourne and what the Party is doing more widely as well as sharing interesting stories and comment on local, national and international issues.

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We will be using these to let people know what we are doing in Broxbourne and what the Party is doing more widely as well as sharing interesting stories and...

 

Broxbourne Labour Party is proposing a Contemporary Motion for inclusion at this month’s Labour Party Conference :

 

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. 

Broxbourne Labour Party is proposing a Contemporary Motion for inclusion at this month’s Labour Party Conference

  Broxbourne Labour Party is proposing a Contemporary Motion for inclusion at this month’s Labour Party Conference :   In the light of the escalating migrant crisis, this conference believes... Read more

There has been a lot of feverish comment in the press about Jeremy Corbyn’s choice of respectful silence during the playing of the National Anthem at the Battle of Britain memorial service.  The obvious irony of the journalists’ position on this is that our courageous airmen fought so that we could have the personal freedom to decide what songs we sing.   Surely it was the people they were fighting against who were less keen on such freedoms.

A large proportion of our society have republican views or do not follow a monotheistic religion and will struggle to find meaning in the current National Anthem but that does not mean they are not patriotic but simply that they do not find that the anthem articulates their sense of what patriotism means.  They, and particularly those in high office, could just sing along to keep the press happy but wouldn’t that simply be hypocritical and aren’t people totally sick of hypocrisy in public life? 

Singing the National Anthem is a matter of personal choice

There has been a lot of feverish comment in the press about Jeremy Corbyn’s choice of respectful silence during the playing of the National Anthem at the Battle of Britain...

Broxbourne Labour Party is keen to congratulate Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson on winning the elections for Labour Leader and Deputy Leader.   Jeremy’s winning 60% of the vote with a quarter of a million votes gives him a huge mandate for change and such a contrast with the Tories who formed a government with only 37%. 

Broxbourne unites behind Jeremy and Tom

Broxbourne Labour Party is keen to congratulate Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson on winning the elections for Labour Leader and Deputy Leader.   Jeremy’s winning 60% of the vote with a... Read more

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