Woking Labour has been in the media spotlight over the past few days as a result of allegations made against our vice chair Vicki Kirby. The matter has been discussed in the Labour Party at a national level and as a result the National Chair of the party, Ian McNicol, has suspended Ms Kirby pending a full investigation. At this point we feel as a local party it would be inappropriate to comment further as we do not wish to interfere with any ongoing investigation or prejudice the outcome.
Join us at Owen House on Friday, March 11th for a fascinating evening with Andrew Thorpe, Professor of Modern British History at the University of Exeter. Professor Thorpe is author of A History of the British Labour Party (2015) and specialises in British Political History in the 20th Century.
The talk, titled “The Labour Party, past and present: Swings to and from the left”, lends itself to interaction and we hope will stimulate a lively debate!
Book early as space is limited. Tickets are £15, or £10 for under-25s or those on benefits. Food will be a choice of pizzas or pasta enhanced by delicious home cooking from our resident chefs, with vegetarian options. There will be refreshments available at the licensed bar.
Cheques should be made payable to Woking Labour Party and sent as soon as possible to: Ian Greatorex, Windrush, Castle Road, Woking GU21 4ES. Please include your name and address and the number of tickets you need. Alternatively you can pay by direct transfer to the Woking Labour account at the Unity Trust Bank, account 20132521, sort code 60-83-01. In this case please email Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the number of tickets. Tickets will be available at the door.
The event starts at 7.30pm. We very much look forward to seeing you.
Anneliese Dodds, MEP for the South East, writes:
We now know the date of the referendum on whether the UK should continue to be a member of the EU – June 23rd. I’m going to be campaigning to keep us in the EU – but I need your help too. Lots of Constituency Labour Parties have started appointing ‘Euro Champions’ or ‘Referendum Officers’ who will coordinate the Labour campaign to keep the UK in the EU in their area, but we’re still looking for people to help in some constituencies. If you don’t know who your Euro Champion is, or would like to become one, please ask your CLP Chair for more information. If becoming a Euro Champion is too much of a commitment but you would like to join our European Taskforce to be kept in touch with the campaign, please visit www.thebestforbritain.uk/
You can read my report for February 2016 here. PS: you can keep up to date on my work as your Labour MEP, both here in the South East and in the European Parliament, via my website, Facebook page and by following me on Twitter. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.