Latest News from Bath Labour

Bath Labour out in support for the NHS

Over 25 Bath Labour members and supporters signed up for the NHS Campaign Day on Saturday 26 November.

As expected it was a well-attended event with a stall in Union Street and two other leafleting groups at Green Park and Southgate shopping centre.

Bath shoppers care about the NHS

Over 25 Bath Labour members and supporters signed up for the NHS Campaign Day on Saturday 26 November. As expected it was a well-attended event with a stall in Union... Read more

Private renting in Abbey can cost as much as 50% of the household's income.

Vicky Drew, Labour candidate for Abbey ward, comments on the rental issues in Central Bath.

Many private tenants are subject to insecure or short term tenancies and evictions. This can result in problems with job security, debt, health, access to health care, schooling and in all too many cases, this can lead to poverty and homelessness.

Renting in Bath: The true cost

Vicky Drew, Labour candidate for Abbey ward, comments on the rental issues in Central Bath. Many private tenants are subject to insecure or short term tenancies and evictions. This can... Read more

Vicky Drew, Labour candidate for Abbey ward

Abbey has the worst air pollution in the whole of Bath and it's the place where you see austerity cuts making a visible difference in important areas, such as litter management and policing. Abbey needs a councillor that's going to push back hard against these cuts and Vicky is the candidate to do this.

Bath is where I was born and raised, and it's a place I love. One of the things that attracts so many people to our city is its history – the fact that our buildings and streets have not changed for centuries. However, we do need to change the way our city is run.

It is grossly unequal, with one in five children living in poverty. We have a chronic homelessness problem, with people sleeping on our streets and many more unable to find permanent accommodation.

Climate change is the biggest threat to face humanity in generations, yet we have a council that still prioritises car use over public transport.

I'm a single working mother of two. I have known what it's like to be homeless, and to be punished by the Bedroom Tax. Inequality is what gets me fired up but I realised that the best way to change things is to get elected.

I have a strong campaigning background, from national campaigns against welfare cuts to local campaigns for a school crossing, and I want to use that experience to fight for the residents of Abbey ward. That's why I'm seeking your vote on November 17th.

You can follow Vicky on Twitter and Facebook and read more about her and her views on the local issues here.

Introducing Vicky Drew, our candidate for Abbey

Abbey has the worst air pollution in the whole of Bath and it's the place where you see austerity cuts making a visible difference in important areas, such as litter...

Not received your email regarding how to vote online or your ballot paper in the post? Don't panic, as there's still plenty of time to get it reissued.

The deadline for voting in the Labour leadership election is 21 September at midday, so you just need to follow the simple instructions below: 

 It's time to vote for your choice: Corbyn or Smith

Labour Leadership: Not got your ballot paper?

Not received your email regarding how to vote online or your ballot paper in the post? Don't panic, as there's still plenty of time to get it reissued. The deadline for... Read more

It’s no secret that many people want Jeremy Corbyn to lose this leadership contest, most notably the majority of his MPs.

A series of resignations from the Shadow Cabinet, followed by an overwhelming vote of no confidence from the Parliamentary Labour Party, could hardly have been more public, with resignation letters appearing online within minutes of being tendered.

 Someone wants to save Labour but they are rather shy of publicity

Saving Labour: why won’t Jeremy Corbyn’s opponents come clean?

It’s no secret that many people want Jeremy Corbyn to lose this leadership contest, most notably the majority of his MPs. A series of resignations from the Shadow Cabinet, followed... Read more

Bath Labour lost a long-standing member of the CLP recently. John Stephenson was remembered by family and comrades at Bath Crematorium on Wednesday 31 August. 

A tribute to his life will be written by his friends in the CLP.

John Stephenson was remembered by family and comrades.

Remembering John Stephenson

Bath Labour lost a long-standing member of the CLP recently. John Stephenson was remembered by family and comrades at Bath Crematorium on Wednesday 31 August.  A tribute to his life...

The city is hosting a final stage of the Tour of Britain and, to celebrate, 50 Bath businesses and organisations were asked to display a decorated bike. Bath Labour was thrilled to secure one for its office at 136a Walcot Street.

Bath Labour celebrates the Tour of Britain.

 

Bath Labour celebrates Tour of Britain

The city is hosting a final stage of the Tour of Britain and, to celebrate, 50 Bath businesses and organisations were asked to display a decorated bike. Bath Labour was thrilled to secure one for... Read more

Bath Labour members have voted to support Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader at a nominations meeting on Wednesday.Jeremy Corbyn

Bath Labour Nominates Jeremy Corbyn for Leader

Bath Labour members have voted to support Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader at a nominations meeting on Wednesday. Read more

Demonstration against Virgin Care privatising our Community Health Service

Virgin Care is one of the two bidders for a £50 million contract for community health and social care services in BANES. Protect Our NHS BANES has organised a demonstration to protest at the possibility that a publically funded local health service could end up in the hands of a private company whose main priority is its shareholders. 

Date: Thursday 21st July
Time: from 5.30
Place: Outside the Guildhall Bath

Don't let Virgin privatise BANES NHS

Virgin Care is one of the two bidders for a £50 million contract for community health and social care services in BANES. Protect Our NHS BANES has organised a demonstration to protest at...

Alex Garland explains why he doesn't want his country to turn its back on the vast opportunities and collaborative power of the EU on 23 June.

 We gain so much from working together with the rest of the EU


Great ideas may come from a single mind, but are often implemented by a larger team after refinement, input and feedback from others. Those are some of the tenants behind teamwork. Together, we’re better.

Why I want to remain in the EU, Alex Garland, 25

Alex Garland explains why he doesn't want his country to turn its back on the vast opportunities and collaborative power of the EU on 23 June.   Great ideas may come... Read more

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