Constituency Special General Meeting 2nd February 2019

Uniting to Stop a Tory Brexit

Ahead of the crucial votes this month this CLP calls for unity of the Labour Party in opposition to Theresa May’s Brexit deal which fails to meet even the lowest standard of the Labour Party’s six tests. We welcome the great strides made by the Party Leadership and MPs to safeguard the UK from a reckless plan, and we call on the party to take imminent action to prevent this Tory Brexit when the Government fails to secure the majority needed. This CLP echoes the voices of thousands of members across the UK and the unprecedented number of CLPs who submitted Brexit motions to conference, in calling for the Party to take the strongest line possible with the Government to prevent more uncertainty and to prevent the clock ticking down to a crash out of Europe.

This CLP supports Jeremy Corbyn in his efforts and agrees with him when he said, “the EU has been very clear: there are no more negotiations, clarifications or meetings.” The Tories delayed the vote for such a time as to make negotiating impossible. There is now no time for equivocation. This CLP echoes conference and party policy and supports the leadership and the work of our MPs in their calls for a general election. When the government fails to secure the support needed to pass their Brexit plan, Labour should immediately call for a general election and if this is not successful Labour will call for a final people’s vote on the deal with remain as an option.

In solidarity with our Party Leaders, this CLP Resolves:

1. To demand and prepare for an immediate general election on the failure of the Tory Brexit plan.

2. Labour must campaign for a public vote on Brexit with an option to stay in the EU, and include such a vote in our manifesto if there is a General Election.

3. (If an election is not immediately possible) To call for a people’s vote on the options available including the option to stay in the EU.

4. To notify the Party Leadership, the NEC, the NPF and other relevant bodies of this motions passing. 

No additional resolutions have been received so the Agenda is simply to discuss the motion from James Ellis and Rosie Adams plus any amendments which are submitted to me by Friday. The resolution plus our existing Constituency policy and the existing Party policy are attached.  The Secretary will bring copies of any amendments to the meeting.  

The meeting is on 2nd February 2019 at Ryedale Community and Leisure Centre, Bowling Lane, Scarborough Road, Norton, YO17 8EG, starting at 11.00 am finishing by 1.00pm. Disabled access and toilets.

Quorum

Under new national rules we are now required to have a quorum of 5% of our membership meaning we need 32 members present.

Mick has suggested the National Centre for Social Research as the best source of opinion stats.  This analysis on 21st Jan is very useful.

Campaign Day: 10th November 2018

Come and join us handing out leaflets and chatting to shoppers about how the Labour Party is planning to help local people and to hear views on what matters to local people.

It’s a fun and friendly day and we hope as many members as possible can support this.

Malton Market Place, 10:00 – 14:00 Saturday, November 10th

Malton Market Place

Conference Report Back General Meeting 20th October 11.00am Pickering

Conference was brilliant, extremely positive, and your delegates Mark White and Mick Johnston can’t wait to tell you about it. You can watch the Conference Hall events online, you can read full text of  all key speeches e.g. Jeremy Corbyn. But there is much more to Conference and you can’t fully ‘get it’ without being there or talking to people who were. So please come to this feedback meeting and ask any and all questions. The General  Meeting is for all members and supporters from 11.00am to 1.00pm Saturday 20th October at The Friends Meeting House, 19 Castlegate, Pickering, YO18 7AX. There will also be a report from Mark White on the Thirsk By-election campaign and lessons learned for 2019 Council Elections, an update on Parliamentary Selection, a proposal for affiliation to Labour Coast and Country and consideration of any nominations for the National Constitution Committee. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion on all items – plus tea & biscuits. What’s not to like?

Hear Andy McDonald MP, at Helmsley Arts Centre 4th August

We have been extremely lucky to get Andy McDonald, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, to speak to us and lead discussion on Labour’s transport and other policies. This is a Constituency event, arranged and hosted by North Ryedale Branch.

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All members, from across the whole Constituency, are invited. Please do your best to attend and make this a successful event. Andy is a popular and well known public representative of the Party, a heavy hitter. Don’t miss this chance to meet him and discuss policy. Do bring non-members who you know may be interested.

Andy’s twitterfeed is at AndyMcDonaldMP

Meeting starts at 11.00 am Saturday 4th August,and will finish at 13:00. Bar, tea & coffee

Link to the Invitation to meet Andy McDonald MP 4 August 2018

 

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