Candidate statement from Owen Smith

Dear CLP Secretary Please find attached a copy of Owen Smith’s CLP candidate statement for nomination meetings you may be holding. I know some of you have already been in touch and we have sent you materials for nomination meetings which have already taken place but I wanted to send this statement to everyone so […]

Candidate statement from Jeremy Corbyn

Dear CLP Secretary, As part of the leadership campaign the Labour Party have provided us with your contact details so as to enable contact with CLPs, this is in accordance with the 2016 Leadership Guidelines. Please see the attached candidate statement for distribution at your nomination meeting. Yours in comradeship, Jeremy for Labour Jeremy letter […]

People punting power…

At our recent summer party,  some of you put your names down as being interested in punting in Cambridge on a Monday night and after looking at dates that people are away, it seems best if we plan for either Saturday 3rd September or Saturday 17th September.  If you can make one or other of these dates […]

Her name was Ruby….

Rob Gardiners’ wife kindly provided us with a hand-made rag doll, so that people could pay to enter a competition to try and guess her name and win her if they guessed correctly. So, many congratulations to Esme Johnson who plumped for Ruby and walked away with the prize and a big “thank you” to […]

More details of the leadership election

Following this week’s meeting of Labour’s National Executive Committee, I can now confirm the full timetable for the Leadership Election, and the role you can play in it. If you are a party member who joined on or before 12 January, you are entitled to vote to decide who leads the Labour Party. You must […]

Summer gathering next Monday 18 July

Our normal CLP meeting has been cancelled, but join us for an informal summer gathering with food and soft drinks in or outside (if weather is as good as expected) the Medway Centre, in Medway Court off Coneygear Road, Huntingdon PE29 1SF. We will be there from 7.30 but turn up any time.

Welcome to new members

The last month has seen an unprecedented surge in new members. We had a massive increase after the last general election and again after Jeremy Corbyn was chosen as leader, but never so many and so quickly as after the EU referendum. Welcome to all new members and please do take part in our meetings […]

At last – an official version of the voting rules

The two emails below give you the picture. Email 1- sent to all members. If you are a member and did not receive it phone 0345 092 2299 Dear xxxxxxx Over the coming weeks Labour members and supporters will choose our candidate for next Prime Minister of Britain. Details for that contest will be sent […]

No way to vote without £25 fee or 6 months membership or affiliation

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2016/07/labour-rules-freeze-voter-eligiblity-also-applies-affiliate-members Official notice is awaited but it seems that only those in affiliated organisations by Jan 12th or paying £25 between 18 and 20 July will be allowed to vote in the leadership election.

Trident debate in Parliament next Monday 18 July – useful briefing

The attached FAQs from Timmon Milne Wallis, of the Quaker Peace and Disarmament programme give quick highlights of his book “The Truth about Trident” There is a lobby of Parliament by CND and others to coincide with the debate next Monday, one of Cameron’s last destructive initiatives, as to whether the UK should have a […]