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The PM will not get any support from these benches on raising tuition fees, says Jeremy Corbyn.

The Tories want tuition fees to rise even higher

 The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn spoke in response to the Queen's Speech:

"The Tories are making the wrong choices for our country. The Queen's Speech has highlighted yet again the Tories' failure to deliver for the majority.

"Hidden away in today's plans was a time-bomb affecting a generation. It means raising tuition fees for students once again.

Labour launches campaign against tuition hike

The PM will not get any support from these benches on raising tuition fees, says Jeremy Corbyn.  The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn spoke in response to the Queen's... Read more

Our article series continues on the political figures that shaped the Labour Party.

Clement Attlee

There could scarcely be a stronger contrast than that between the first leader of the Labour Party and the leader of Labour’s first majority government. The illegitimate son of a domestic servant, Keir Hardie finished his formal schooling at the age of seven and was working in the mines by the time he was ten. Clement Attlee was the son of a solicitor and attended Haileybury public school and University College, Oxford, before training to be a barrister.

When he arrived at Oxford, Attlee had conservative views and took very little interest in party politics. It was a visit to Haileybury House, a charity in the East End of London run by his former school, that roused his social and political conscience.

On the Shoulders of Giants: Clement Attlee

Our article series continues on the political figures that shaped the Labour Party. There could scarcely be a stronger contrast than that between the first leader of the Labour Party... Read more


We're hiringBath Labour Party is looking to recruit an organiser to a new post following our successful 2015 Parliamentary and Local Government Campaign. We are looking for someone with experience of delivering campaigns either within the Labour Party or in other community groups.

Job vacancy: Local Organiser

Bath Labour Party is looking to recruit an organiser to a new post following our successful 2015 Parliamentary and Local Government Campaign. We are looking for someone with experience of... Read more

Stephen Bendle uncovers the facts you need to know about the bill that appears set to destroy social housing entirely.

 Ominous changes to social housing are looming. Image credit: Flickr Photo by José Diogo Lages Machado MArques Figueira - CC By-NC-SA

Before Thatcher introduced right-to-buy, one person in three lived in social housing and the private rented sector accounted for just 7 per cent of housing. The social housing sector includes council housing, housing association (HA) housing and some lesser provision, such as co-ops. Partly because right to-buy immediately made all council homes available for sale at discounts of 33–75 per cent, Labour concentrated its social housing provision on HAs, which added around 20,000 homes a year throughout Labour’s terms in power.

The Housing bill: The facts you need to know

Stephen Bendle uncovers the facts you need to know about the bill that appears set to destroy social housing entirely.   Before Thatcher introduced right-to-buy, one person in three lived... Read more

Junior doctors across the UK staged walkouts on 26 and 27 April in protest against the imposition of an unfair contract by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt. 

Junior doctors at the RUH were buoyed by plenty of local support for their campaign.

Bath Labour was on hand to show support for all those making a stand – as well as those ensuring services continued in their absence.

Bath Labour shows solidarity with Junior doctors

Junior doctors across the UK staged walkouts on 26 and 27 April in protest against the imposition of an unfair contract by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt. ... Read more

How empowering the disabled was hijacked by the Tory government as a cost-cutting exercise. Sheila Barton exposes the shocking reality for the seriously ill and disabled in the UK.

September 28 2013, Jeremy Corbyn speaking at ATOS Demonstration in London

Why you can't afford to be disabled in the UK

How empowering the disabled was hijacked by the Tory government as a cost-cutting exercise. Sheila Barton exposes the shocking reality for the seriously ill and disabled in the UK. Read more

Doctor Alex Gates debunks the lies being peddled about the junior doctors strike: "we are fighting for all that is good about our NHS."

 Junior doctors have been made a scapegoat for a Tory manifesto pledge

Junior doctors have recently taken part in an unprecedented strike, removing themselves even from emergency care. In their place, consultants stood in to cover the sickest patients. The reason for this is that we have been attacked by a government that has no intention of compromising on its political agenda. It refuses to listen.

Junior doctors: It's a stitch up and we're not going to stand for it

Doctor Alex Gates debunks the lies being peddled about the junior doctors strike: "we are fighting for all that is good about our NHS."   Junior doctors have recently taken... Read more

Jeremy Corbyn responds to the budget describing it as built on failure

"It’s a Budget with unfairness at its very core paid for by those who can least afford it." 

The Chancellor has failed on the budget deficit failed on debt, failed on investment, failed on productivity, failed on the trade deficit, failed on his own welfare cap and failed to tackle inequality in this country.

Message from Jeremy Corbyn: This is a budget built on failure

"It’s a Budget with unfairness at its very core paid for by those who can least afford it."  The Chancellor has failed on the budget deficit failed on debt, failed... Read more

Vote No to an elected mayor on 10 March

Tomorrow you will have the opportunity to decide how Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) Council is run for, at least, the next 10 years.

This might not seem like the most exciting referendum, but the consequences of a majority voting for a directly elected mayor will be far-reaching and long term.

Vote NO to an elected mayor in B&NES

Tomorrow you will have the opportunity to decide how Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) Council is run for, at least, the next 10 years. This might not seem like... Read more

Harry Smith makes a flying visit to Bath Labour

Harry Leslie Smith, the writer and political commentator, is making a surprise visit to Bath Labour on Saturday.

We have managed, at very short notice, to get one of the Labour Party’s most famous and oldest activists Harry Leslie Smith to come and speak to Bath Labour Party members at The Open House Centre, Manvers Street, Bath, BA1 1JW at 6.30pm (for prompt 6.45pm start) - 7.45pm this Saturday, 5 March.

BREAKING - Harry Leslie Smith to speak to Bath Labour on Saturday

Harry Leslie Smith, the writer and political commentator, is making a surprise visit to Bath Labour on Saturday. We have managed, at very short notice, to get one of the... Read more

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