We are building a movement for fairness and justice. Everyone can contribute something, what’s your first step?
Labour is listening to the stories of people across the nation. At the 2017 general election, our manifesto was the real star – because it showed how much we listen to the real concerns of ordinary people. At the moment, while we are not in power, we do our best to hold the government to account.
The first thing to do, if you haven’t already, is join the Labour party. That way you’ll hear about everything that’s happening and you’ll find a way to contribute. You’ll be welcomed into a lively group of new friends, a supportive network and a safe environment. Here is a place to have your views heard and talk about the needs of local people.
Come to a meeting
We meet regularly. Meetings are not everyone’s cup of tea but they are the main way decisions are made in Labour. The agendas and minutes of meetings will be emailed to you: you may need to whitelist the address.
If you’re uncertain about coming alone, please do contact the secretary ahead of the meeting and we’ll look out for you, introduce ourselves and make you welcome. A member can speak at any of these meeting – just nod to the chair and you’ll get your turn to speak.
The Scarborough branch normally meets on the first Tuesday of most months in the Scarborough Bowls Centre (which is wheelchair accessible). Whitby branch meetings are at the Whitby Rifle Club on the first Wednesday of most months.
Scarborough and Whitby Constituency Labour Party (called the CLP) meets monthly in either Scarborough or Whitby. You are welcome to attend those meetings and to join in the debate. You would need to have been previously elected a delegate by your branch in order to vote (which is not too difficult if you are interested).
Help us meet people
All year round we run a programme of door-knocking around the constituency to connect with local people. If you fancy, that watch your emails for announcements. Full training will be given.
There are lots of other opportunities to get out and about in support of the Labour message: delivering leaflets, supporting regular street stalls in Whitby and Scarborough, campaigning on all kinds of issues. If you are restricted by disability or family/work commitments from joining this kind of campaigning, there are possibilities of working from home in support of Labour.
We also run fundraising and other socials and political events.
Connect through social media
We maintain the following social media accounts:
- Facebook Page for the CLP
- Facebook Page for our parliamentary candidate Hugo Fearnley
- A Facebook discussion group for local members (only)
- A Twitter account for the CLP
- A Twitter account for Hugo’s campaign
There’s also Hugo’s campaign website.
Connect with us on a particular issue
We have officers leading on key issues. Labour stands for equal representation, for fairness and justice. To that end we have women’s officers, an LGBT officer, a disability officer, a youth team and a BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) officer, see our officers page for contact details if you would like to connect with them.
Get involved locally
Local elections for Scarborough Borough Council are coming up on 2 May 2019. Labour is fielding candidates in all of the 20 wards. (To check which ward you live in, here’s a map). If you can offer help in your ward, we’d be really pleased to hear from you. To connect to the Labour election team please get in touch with Jackie Turner at email@example.com.
Help pay for our campaigns
All our funding comes through the support of individuals just like you. Remember that we are up against vested financial interests with large pots of money. We have a council election campaign to fund, and there could be a general election at any time.
Whatever you can afford to donate to the CLP goes into local campaigning. Can you make a regular or occasional donation? Or you could join our re-launched monthly sweepstake by getting in touch with Judith Dennett (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Always vote. Encourage the people you know to vote too. Vote in local elections and in national ones. In particular, we are keen to encourage young people to be registered to vote. For anyone, even those who feel politics is not for them, who has given up on getting justice and fairness .. now is the time, this is the movement that can and will change Britain for the better. It’s us. It’s you. Let’s do this.