You’re very welcome to join in Labour’s fight for fairness and justice.
First, join the Labour Party. You’ll be welcomed into a lively group of new friends of all ages and backgrounds. It’s a supportive network and a safe environment.
Come to a meeting
As a member you will be invited to meetings of your local branch and of the Constituency Labour Party. Agendas and minutes of meetings, and updates on events and activities, will be emailed to you.
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. Any member can speak at these meetings.
Scarborough and Whitby Constituency Labour Party (CLP) meets monthly in either Scarborough or Whitby. As a member you are welcome to attend those meetings and to join in the debate. Delegates from branches and trade unions have a vote at the CLP – all members are eligible to stand to become a delegate.
Join our campaigning
All year round we run a programme of door-knocking around the constituency to connect with local people. Details are announced by email. Full training is given.
There are plenty 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 to work from home in support of Labour.
We also run fundraising and other socials and political events. Recently we’ve welcomed many shadow cabinet ministers to events in Scarborough and Whitby – in August, Jeremy Corbyn was here to meet members and talk to local people around town.
We’ve recently launched a programme of policy discussions for all members. These explore national issues and the local context. They will also feed into Labour’s national policy review currently underway. Labour’s manifesto was critical to the party’s improved performance in the 2017 general election, and our local manifesto can take much of the credit for the success in 2019 in the Scarborough Borough Council polls. We listen to the real concerns of ordinary people and feed what we learn into our campaigning.
Connect through social media
Support us on social media:
- 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.
Get involved locally
Labour fielded candidates in all 20 wards for the Scarborough Borough Council elections in May 2019. To find your own ward, here’s a map. Much of our campaigning is based in the wards. If you can offer help in your neighbourhood, we’d be really pleased to hear from you. To connect to the Labour election team please contact Jackie Turner.
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 are fund-raising for a general election that could come at any time.
Whatever you can afford to donate to the CLP goes into local campaigning. Please support us if you can. Can you make a regular or occasional donation?
Always vote. Encourage family, friends and neighbours to vote too. Vote in local elections and in national ones. In particular, we are keen to encourage young people to register to vote. For anyone, even those who feel politics is not for them, or despair of getting justice and fairness .. now is the time, this is the movement that can and will change Britain for the better. It’s up to all of us.