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The Great Get Together

Bring & Share Picnic at Walcot Open Space, Walcot Gate, Bath on Sunday 18th June from 11am until 2pm

As part of The Great Get Together, a community event organised by The Jo Cox Foundation (www.jocoxfoundation.org) to mark the anniversary of her death, Bath Labour Party is holding a bring & share picnic on the old burial ground behind Walcot Chapel. Some of you may remember this as the site of the Walcot Festival back in the ‘70s.

This is a community event, open to all, a chance to enjoy being together and to celebrate what we have in common, so bring your family and friends along (not forgetting a picnic and something to sit on).     

Look forward to seeing you there.

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‘We have more in common than that which divides us’ – Jo Cox   The Great Get Together Bring & Share Picnic at Walcot Open Space, Walcot Gate, Bath on...

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JOE RAYMENT: LABOUR WILL TRANSFORM EDUCATION TO ENSURE NO ONE IS HELD BACK

Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Bath, Twerton councillor Joe Rayment, has today hit out at the government’s education policy, criticising the lack of funding and attention given to comprehensive schools.

Cllr Rayment, who is a governor at Twerton Infant School, attacked the Conservative government, saying: “Schools in the most deprived areas of Bath are having their funding cut the most. This simply isn’t fair and there is a similar situation all across the country. There have been school closures, class sizes are increasing, and some schools have been forced to reduce staff to save money.

“Not only is this detrimental to children and their life prospects but a deterioration in education standards will be worse for business than the moderate rise in corporation tax we propose. That rise would leave corporation tax still the lowest in the G7 and we’ll use the money to fund the transformation of our education system.

“One in five children in Bath are living in poverty. By providing free school meals, we will ensure that they can focus on studying, rather than sitting in class struggling to cope with hunger.

“Ben Howlett and the Conservatives are planning further school funding cuts and want to bring back grammar schools to segregate children at age 11, despite the fact that all the evidence points to grammar schools leading to a decrease in social mobility and overall educational standards.

"Labour will transform education in this country to ensure that no one is held back. We will enable access to education and skills training for people of all ages so that anyone who wants to can change their lives for the better.

“Only a vote for Labour will help deliver an education system run for the many and not the few.”

Labour has outlined its plan to invest in a new National Education Service, to increase school funding by £5.6 billion, and to introduce free lifelong education in colleges in England.

Its key education pledges are:

  • Stop the cuts to school budgets, with a real-terms increase in funding
  • Reduce class sizes to under 30 for all five, six and seven year olds
  • Provide free school meals for all primary school children
  • Restore the education maintenance allowance for college students
  • Restore grants for university students
  • Scrap fees on courses for adult learners looking to re-train or improve their skills

 

Joe Rayment: Labour Will Transform Education

JOE RAYMENT: LABOUR WILL TRANSFORM EDUCATION TO ENSURE NO ONE IS HELD BACK Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Bath, Twerton councillor Joe Rayment, has today hit out at the government’s education...

Come and meet Joe on Sunday May 14th from 11am at the Bath Labour office, 136a Walcot Street BA1 5BG, to find out how you can help with his campaign. If you can’t come along on Sunday but would like to help, please contact the office on 01225 314131 or info@bathlabour.org.uk

Meet Joe Rayment 14th May

Come and meet Joe on Sunday May 14th from 11am at the Bath Labour office, 136a Walcot Street BA1 5BG, to find out how you can help with his campaign....

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Come and meet Joe on Sunday May 14th from 11am at the Bath Labour office, 136a Walcot Street BA1 5BG, to find out how you can help with his campaign.

If you can’t come along on Sunday but would like to help, please contact the office on 01225 314131 or info@bathlabour.org.uk

Campaign Latest 14 May event

Come and meet Joe on Sunday May 14th from 11am at the Bath Labour office, 136a Walcot Street BA1 5BG, to find out how you can help with his campaign....

It went to the second round. A good try by Lesley Mansell. Many thanks to everyone who turned out to vote.

Second round results for mayoral election

Candidate

Final total votes

  Percentage%

Conservative CON     

Tim Bowles

70,300 51.6%

Labour LAB

Lesley Mansell

65,923 48.4%

Metro Mayor result

It went to the second round. A good try by Lesley Mansell. Many thanks to everyone who turned out to vote. Second round results for mayoral election Candidate Final total...

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METRO MAYOR ELECTION TOMORROW - VOTE FOR LESLEY MANSELL

Voting takes place tomorrow for the South West Metro Mayor. This is a very closely run election, every Labour vote is important, make sure you vote for Lesley Mansell.

Metro Mayor vote tomorrow

METRO MAYOR ELECTION TOMORROW - VOTE FOR LESLEY MANSELL Voting takes place tomorrow for the South West Metro Mayor. This is a very closely run election, every Labour vote is...

 

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Councillor Joe Rayment will be running as the Labour candidate for Bath in the upcoming general election on June 8th.

First elected as councillor for Twerton in 2015, Joe Rayment has campaigned on a number of issues for the past two years. He was the first councillor to propose the resettling of Syrian refugees in Bath, he fought against the closure of Bath Community Academy, and has been vocal in his opposition to the Conservative led council on matters such as budget cuts and the East of Bath Park & Ride.

Cllr Rayment works for a local charity dealing with alcohol and substance misuse, and homelessness in the city. He has also been campaigning against government policy which he asserts is causing a hidden poverty crisis in Bath, forcing more and more people to rely on foodbanks.

In January, the Chronicle reported that hospital admissions for malnutrition had doubled at the RUH in the last six years, and has previously reported that one in five children in Bath live below the poverty line.

JOE RAYMENT STANDS AS LABOUR CANDIDATE FOR BATH

    Councillor Joe Rayment will be running as the Labour candidate for Bath in the upcoming general election on June 8th. First elected as councillor for Twerton in 2015, Joe... Read more

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Labour have a real chance of winning the South West Metro Mayor Election. Every Labour vote will count. Make sure you vote for Lesley Mansell on Thursday 4th May.

Vote for Lesley Mansell on 4th May

Labour have a real chance of winning the South West Metro Mayor Election. Every Labour vote will count. Make sure you vote for Lesley Mansell on Thursday 4th May.

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Watch, share and celebrate Labour's flying start to the election campaign:

 

 

General Election video

Watch, share and celebrate Labour's flying start to the election campaign:     Read more

 

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Vote Lesley Mansell for Metro Mayor on May 4th

On Thursday 4th May we will go to the polls to elect the Mayor for the West of England Combined Authority (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire).  The new mayor will have the power to make decisions locally on issues that affect all of us such as:

  • affordable housing and fair rent
  • public services
  • jobs, support for small businesses  and economic growth
  • regional transport

and will have control of funding worth more than £900 million – enough to make a real difference .

 

Vote for Lesley Mansell

  Calling all Bath Voters Vote Lesley Mansell for Metro Mayor on May 4th On Thursday 4th May we will go to the polls to elect the Mayor for the... Read more

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