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Back in mid February some of our local members were able to attend a fantastic fundraising event with added activism! One of the activists working to save Grantham Hospital and get a full time A&E reinstated, Sarah Stock had her head shaved to raise money for the Lincolnshire Air Ambulance while also signifying the shaving of NHS services locally, and nationwide.

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Sarah, who has received NHS treatment for breast cancer, and is an activist for SOS Grantham Hospital had her head shaved on a freezing cold day, outside the hospital, with campaigners from as far afield as Chorley in attendance.

Sarah plans to have a little toy sheep called Bevan stuffed with her hair as a retort to being called ‘bleating activists’ hence the sheep called the Bevan's. All credit to Sarah for her passion and inspirational energy, enthusiasm and unending optimism.

Activists Against The Shaving Of NHS Services

Back in mid February some of our local members were able to attend a fantastic fundraising event with added activism! One of the activists working to save Grantham Hospital and...

The first meeting of the Sleaford & North Hykeham Constituency Labour Party Women's group, organised by our women's office Julie, was held on Monday 26th March and was a great success.

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Among those at the inaugural meeting was our newly elected Sleaford Town Councillor, Linda, who got to celebrate as well!

After the success of the first meeting future dates have been announced as per the graphic below.

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Inaugural Sleaford Women's Group Meeting A Success!

The first meeting of the Sleaford & North Hykeham Constituency Labour Party Women's group, organised by our women's office Julie, was held on Monday 26th March and was a great...

This year's East Midlands Labour Women's Conference was held in Skegness on 27th January this year.

The welcome to Lincolnshire was given by Karen Lee MP for Lincoln who spoke about online abuse and the importance of female activism. This was followed by a panel discussion investigating how austerity disproportionately affects women.

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After the regional board hustings there were the first set of breakout sessions. This year the fascinating topics were:

The Labour Party Democracy Review chaired by Catherine Atkinson from Ewewash CLP, who had her baby in tow, and Katy Clark the Political Secretary to Jeremy Corbyn and Lead on the Democracy Review.

Campaign Success and How to get heard

a) WASPI campaign lead by May Low

b) Women’s Aid campaign where Roxanne Ellis outlined the story behind the Women's Quilt which commemorates the 598 women killed by their (ex)partners between 2009 and 2015. The Women's Quilt was on display at conference.

c) The No More Page 3 Girl Campaign

Following the breakout sessions there was a report from the Regional Board by Merlita Bryan plus the Regional Board voting results. Congratulations to Nicolle Ndiweni and Kathy Salt who were elected to the Regional Board.

The interesting and worthwhile conference was then closed by Lillian Greenwood MP for Nottingham South. All in all a great day!

EAST MIDLANDS LABOUR WOMEN'S CONFERENCE REPORT

This year's East Midlands Labour Women's Conference was held in Skegness on 27th January this year. The welcome to Lincolnshire was given by Karen Lee MP for Lincoln who spoke...

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