Exciting new events in February
January and February can be many things including cold, bleak, wet and miserable.
Why not come and share some warmth and comradely chat with like-minded people to help alleviate the gloom?
- Tunbridge Wells CLP – General Committee Meeting, followed by a presentation from the TW Womens Forum on equality, relating to disability and gender entitled “Can you see me?”. Please RSVP here…
- The Corbyn Effect – tickets essential (only £3!) for an evening of discussion with the Editor of “The Corbyn Effect” Mark Perryman, exploring the fundamental shift in our system of ideas that Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour Party has made possible, and how this is likely to be affected by the Brexit fallout. Details here…
Make it your new year’s resolution to come out and get more involved – with Borough Council elections in May (not to mention the impending Brexit situation) there are plenty of reasons to leave the keyboard behind and get active.
Rightmove: Add basic wheelchair-access facts to properties
Please also consider signing this petition, started our Tunbridge Wells member, Anne, who is asking RightMove to add basic wheelchair-access facts to their properties listed online.
Our vision for Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells Labour believes that the area we live in could be so much better. Labour wants a borough that is welcoming, vibrant and prosperous. We want:
- Our hospitals and surgeries to be properly funded and fully staffed with motivated doctors, dentists and nurses.
- Schools and colleges to have enough places to meet the needs of all our young people.
- Social care which supports us at the most difficult times of our lives, particularly in old age.
- Local businesses to provide people with secure jobs with a living wage.
- Jobs that give young people work with proper training and a future.
- Public transport to be reliable and affordable and well maintained roads for travel, work and leisure.
- People to have a decent home they can afford to live in and where those on the lowest incomes are protected from the harsher effects of austerity.
Much of our vision will need a change in government and county council, but much can be achieved by electing new Labour councillors to the borough council.
Deal or No Deal on Brexit?
Despite being the only constituency in Kent that voted Remain in the EU referendum, Conservative councillors on Tunbridge Wells Borough Council threw out a motion asking for their support for a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal negotiated by Theresa May.
Tunbridge Wells Labour want a final say on the coming Brexit deal. Read the full article on why we believe all of us should now all have the chance to say to our government ‘deal or no deal’. You can also read the resolution submitted by Tunbridge Wells CLP to the Labour Conference 2018.