General Election 12th December
Jeremy’s Message of Hope
We are now in election mode. In announcing the Shadow Cabinet’s decision yesterday to vote for a General Election our Leader stated on facebook ‘No deal is now off the table so tonight Labour will back a General Election. We’re launching the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change our country has ever seen. This is a once in a generation chance to build a country for the many not the few. It’s time.’
Our 2017 Manifesto was inspiring in its scope and the brilliant campaign lead by Jeremy Corbyn turned a 24% opinion poll deficit into a 2% gap in four weeks. Our 2019 Manifesto will be published shortly and will be even better. Its ambition is already clear from Press Releases, Campaigns and Conference Decisions. It addresses the whole range of social injustices which pervade our society and tackles climate change with the Green New Deal that is more comprehensive and convincing than anything the Green Party has offered. And a Labour Government could and would deliver it. There will never be a Green Party Government. See Jeremy’s Early Election Address made in Parliament today. It is now up to us to put our all into the campaign for these policies.
Brexit remains unresolved. The threat of No Deal has been removed for now but whatever the outcome of the General Election Brexit and its corrosive and divisive fallout will be around for years to come. Labour seeks to bring the country back together, in or out of the EU. It is a difficult course but the only one with integrity, the only one which respects all people and gives real hope to the next generation. If you want a final say on Brexit only Labour is offering that, with the LibDems having dumped the Peoples Vote for the possibility of a few more seats in Westminster.
Thirsk & Malton Election Campaign
Selection of Candidate. **STOP PRESS** The Special General Meeting scheduled for Sunday 10th November 2.00pm has been cancelled. Due to the short timescales, a special procedure to select candidates has been put in place nationally. More details to follow…
Campaign. How you can help. The four Branches will be organising leafletting and street stalls as soon as we have a candidate in place. We urgently need volunteers for both. Please contact your Branch Election Sub Agent as soon as possible to let them know what you can do. Filey/Hunmanby – Rosie Adams firstname.lastname@example.org ; Malton/Norton John Shipley email@example.com; North Ryedale – Alan Avery firstname.lastname@example.org; Vale of York – Mark White email@example.com.
Scarborough & Whitby: Candidate Hugo Fearnley. York Outer: Candidate Anna Perrett. We are supporting the campaigns in these key winnable seats. Please go to their campaign activities as much as you are able. Liaise direct or through your Branch Sub Agent. Do go to:-
12th November.7.30 Thirsk & Malton candidate + Dr Michael Snee, Allerston Village Hall
State of the NHS + Thirsk & Malton Candidate: 12th Nov.
The meeting reported in the last Bulletin will go ahead as a General Election Campaign event with the Candidate for Thirsk and Malton participating. As advertised Dr Michael Snee, Consultant Oncologist at the LGI will be speaking from first-hand experience about the current state of the NHS including the disastrous consequences of the internal market. In addition our General Election Candidate will be speaking about our Manifesto promises on the NHS and there will be an update on our campaign. Start 7.30, at Allerston Village Hall. All Constituency members welcome. Do invite Labour Supporters.
Stop Fracking Now: LP Petition
Amongst our many national campaigns the Party is campaigning to stop fracking now. While a Labour Government will ban fracking within 100 days of election according to Jon Trickett MP, Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, the Party is now campaigning for an immediate ban. This comes, in response to pressure from us and other Fracking Front Line CLPs. So Sign The Petition right now and share through your social media.
Best wishes, Mick Johnston Secretary Thirsk and Malton Constituency Labour Party
This is an election we can and must win. To do our best we need funds. Many thanks to those who have already donated generously. If you haven’t yet you could do it now using the donate button below. It doesn’t matter how much; it all helps and if you are not able to get out campaigning it still makes you part of the campaign.