The Labour Party have been circulating a full and detailed file regarding members involvement in the planning of party policy going forward. They are looking to hear from members and CLPs (Constituency Labour Parties) and gather their views on a wide range of topics.
If you would like to involve yourself with the issues listed below directly please visit: http://policyforum.labour.org.uk
Should you wish to put your views forward via your local party we will be offering an opportunity for feedback on the following topics via our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/SleafordNorthHykehamLabour/ or on our Twitter Feed here: https://twitter.com/sleafordlabour
The topics where the Labour Party are looking for feedback are:
- Early Years, Education & Skills: Towards a National Education Service
- Economy, Business & Trade: The future of work
- Environment, Energy & Culture: A greener Britai
- Health & Social Care: Tackling health inequalities
- Housing, Local Government & Transport: Giving people the power to shape their local communities
- International: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
- Justice & Home Affairs: Protecting our communities and turning lives around
- Work, Pensions & Equality: Addressing in-work poverty and working-age inequalities
The Labour Party have been circulating a full and detailed file regarding members involvement in the planning of party policy going forward. They are looking to hear from members and...
The latest Sleaford & North Hykeham Constituency Labour Party all members meeting was held in Welbourn on Monday 9th April, and what a great meeting it was.
We opened with a presentation of flowers and congratulations to Linda Edwards-Shea our new Sleaford Town Councillor. A great achievement from Linda to win the Castle Ward.
There was also congratulations and applause for CLP Secretary John Grocock on his recent election to the Regional Labour Party Board. John then gave a report on his first meeting, which included a discussion on the training available for board members.
Following the Finance, Branch, LGBT, TULO, and Election Officers' reports there was a report from the Lincolnshire County Labour Party, which also included an invitation to the AGM. Additionally the County Report underlined misinformation to the public from a number of councillors from other parties regarding their voting pattens on a number of important issues. This includes those claiming to have voted against cuts to the CAB, something the Labour Party is strongly against, when having followed their party line and voted for them.
The report from Julie Riley, the Women's Officer, was also of great interest as the new, regular Women's Group meetings have now started, and are a great success. Areas which were flagged up from this key group included homelessness in the constituency and poor public transport. They also highlighted the Sleaford celebration of the Woman's Suffrage Centenary.
This was followed by a discussion on the new Labour Party National Policy Forum Consultation document which has recently arrived. It was agreed that the topics be shared on social media, and the website, so that all members have an opportunity to 'have a say'.
After an announcement regarding how GDPR will affect local CLPs like ours, and the training which will be available, there was a discussion on how all members will be able support Linda in her new roles, including 'street surgeries', door knocking, and leafleting.
Our next all members meeting, which also be our AGM, will be held on Monday 11th June.
The latest Sleaford & North Hykeham Constituency Labour Party all members meeting was held in Welbourn on Monday 9th April, and what a great meeting it was. We opened with...
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.
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.
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...