Music, Food, & Good Company Filey 24 March

Filey Branch is running an informal musical social event to raise funds for their branch.

Now there is a candidate standing in each ward for the forthcoming District Council Election campaigns, more than ever, we need to raise funds.

You may not be aware that we have an abundance of musical talent amongst our members, so come along and find out.  24th March 19:30 at The Grapes, 40 Queen St, Filey, YO14 9HB

Please come along to show your support, you can meet fellow members and enjoy great music, what’s not to like? 

 

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.

Trickett Treat: Fracking Ban in First 100 days of Labour Government

Top Labour man Jon Trickett, MP for Hemsworth, came to Kirby Misperton on Wednesday to promise that in the first 100 days of the next Labour government the ban on fracking across the UK would be delivered.  At the entry to the fracking site, to a gathering of some of the local campaigners whose yearlong stand helped see off Third Energy, he announced that Jeremy Corbyn had put him in charge of the programme of action for the first 100 days of the next Labour government; ‘I’m already organising the first 100 days of action and I can tell you that the ban on fracking will be put into effect in that period’.

 
Picture of Jon Trickett and Hugo Fearnley at the Kirby Misperton fracking site with local anti-fracking campaigners on 31st October

With him was Hugo Fearnley, prospective Labour parliamentary candidate for Scarborough and Whitby.  ‘We all know what’s wrong with fracking’ said Hugo, ‘bad for the local environment, bad for the farming and tourism economy and bad for the planet.  Far more and far better-quality jobs will be created by Labour’s green energy strategy with a commitment to meet 60% of the UK’s energy needs from renewable sources by 2030’

   

Mick Johnston, Secretary of Thirsk and Malton Labour Party, welcomed the visit and said that the local campaigners had fought a brave campaign to drive fracking out of Ryedale. ‘Make sure it never comes back’ he said, ‘by making sure Labour wins the next General Election, whenever it comes’.

Alan Avery Press Officer Thirsk & Malton Constituency Labour Party Tel 01751 474043 avery_uk@yahoo.com

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