March Against Racism –
Saturday March 18th

A national demonstration and global day of action marking UN anti-racism day will take place in London on Saturday March 18th. Assemble at 12 noon, Portland Place, London, W1A 1AA. (Bakerloo line from Waterloo, but for more transport info see www.standuptoracism.org.uk/transport.) To join the Woking CLP contingent going with our banner call Gary Griffiths on 07771 331302 and leave your phone number. The demonstration is organised by Stand Up To Racism and supported by TUC, Unison, Unite, NUT, CWU, Aslef, PCS etc.

May’s government is keeping the question of immigration at the centre of British politics and continues to scapegoat migrants, refugees and Muslims. We saw a spike in racist attacks after the EU Referendum. There is a growing support for the far right across much of Europe – while refugees are being abandoned to destitution, drowning and exploitation.

But at the same time a progressive movement is growing – with huge, inspiring global Women’s Marches, the Black Lives Matter movement, and many acts of solidarity with refugees. Together we can turn back the tide of racism. Let’s make this year’s anti-racism day demonstrations the biggest yet.

Dinner with Gareth Thomas MP

All members are invited to the Surrey Labour Party 2016 dinner with speaker Gareth Thomas MP on Monday November 28th at Owen House, followed by a short Surrey Labour Party AGM.

Gareth ThomasGareth Thomas (right) is the Labour and Co-operative MP for Harrow West, first elected in 1997. He is Shadow Minister for Local Government and has been Chair of the Co-operative Party since 2000.


6:30pm Doors and bar open
7:00pm Asian sit-down meal
8:00pm Gareth Thomas MP
9:00pm AGM with a report from Robert Evans, SCC Councillor for Stanwell and Stanwell Moor.

The meal is a chicken and/or vegetable curry together with vegetables, naan and rice. It will cost £15 (£10 concessions). It is important that we know how many are coming for the meal so please pay by internet transfer, by 26th November at the latest, to the Co-op Bank, sort code 08-90-35, account no 58128484. Put SLP and your surname (eg SLP Scott) in the details field. Alternatively send a cheque, also to arrive by the 26th November, so that we can place the order with the restaurant. If you don’t want the meal, you are welcome to come later for the talk at 8.00 and the AGM at 9.00.

Conference calling

Labour Party Conference, Liverpool, September 25-28
This year the Woking delegate at the Party Conference is required to be a woman, so if you would like to attend representing Woking CLP, please contact our Secretary Ian Greatorex for a set of forms on 07733 008585 or sec@wokinglabour.org. The completed forms must be in by the closing date of June 24, and will need to be validated by Ian. The delegate entry fee is paid for you by the party, but the train or travel cost to Liverpool is payable by the delegate. Woking CLP may, however, contribute towards the costs of accommodation.