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, Labour’s 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 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.
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 – all members are eligible to stand to become a delegate.
Help us meet people
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 of working 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.
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.
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
Labour fielded candidates in all 20 wards for the Scarborough Borough Council elections in May 2019. (To check which ward you live in, 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 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 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 us. It’s you. Let’s do this.