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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

Bath Labour has voted to support FBU campaign against plans to place fire brigades under control of police and crime commissioners.

Bath Labour supports Fire Brigades Union against PCC takeover.

Bath Labour backs FBU opposition to Policing Bill

Bath Labour has voted to support FBU campaign against plans to place fire brigades under control of police and crime commissioners. Read more

Bath Labour held a vigil outside Bath Abbey in memory of Jo Cox, the Labour MP for Batley & Spen who died on Thursday after being murdered outside her constituency surgery.

Crowd gathers outside the front of the Abbey listening to a tribute for Jo Cox.

 

Vigil for Jo Cox MP held outside Bath Abbey

Bath Labour held a vigil outside Bath Abbey in memory of Jo Cox, the Labour MP for Batley & Spen who died on Thursday after being murdered outside her constituency... Read more

Lord Neil Kinnock demolished many myths surrounding the EU at April's fundraiser. Here's his speech in full. 

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"I have to tell you that I’m fed up…

Here we are in the second month of the EU Referendum campaign and just about all we’ve heard so far is the sound of warfare inside the Tory Party, with the Cameron loyalists and Boris’s Brexiteers scrapping like ferrets in the sack – partly over the IN or OUT issue but also for future control of the Party. As history shows, all wars are nasty – but civil wars are the most bloody.

Lord Kinnock makes the case for Remain

Lord Neil Kinnock demolished many myths surrounding the EU at April's fundraiser. Here's his speech in full.  "I have to tell you that I’m fed up… Here we are in... Read more

Stephen Bendle covers the origins of the EU, its growth and the key areas of debate in the European referendum.

 European Parliament, Strasbourg

The EU emerged from the European Coal and Steel Community, which was a trading agreement around zero tariffs. It developing into a ‘single market’ under which all the member states agreed to follow a common set of product standards, thereby enabling manufacturers in each state to make and export goods knowing they would meet the regulations applicable in all other member states.

The EU: The facts you need to know

Stephen Bendle covers the origins of the EU, its growth and the key areas of debate in the European referendum.   The EU emerged from the European Coal and Steel... Read more

Chris Thornett reports on the first Bath Labour In for Britain stall and highlights how you can get involved in the run-up to the EU Referendum on 23 June.

 Campaigning to Remain in the EU in Kingsmead Square.

A gentleman with an Irish accent was ranting in the face of the CLP secretary, Mary Flitton, when I arrived at my first stall for Bath's Labour In for Labour. Excellent, I thought, so this it what EU Referendum campaigning is going to be like—when do they hand out the riot gear?

Bath's Labour In for Britain campaign

Chris Thornett reports on the first Bath Labour In for Britain stall and highlights how you can get involved in the run-up to the EU Referendum on 23 June.  ... Read more

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

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