David Yellen, currently Chair of our Constituency, already has a profile in the area, has fronted all our public events for the past few years and has gained respect for his tireless commitment to the campaign against fracking. He is the best possible person around whom to build our General Election campaign
You are invited to come and meet David at the beginning of our campaign at a series of meetings; one in each Branch. These meetings are for members and supporters only and are specifically to give you a chance to find out more about David and the campaign and to ask questions about both. They are:
9th November. Malton/Norton Branch, 2.00 Friends Meeting House, Malton
11th November. Vale of York Branch, 7.00 in Easingwold
16th November. Filey/Hunmanby Branch. 2.00 in Filey.
Of Course We can Win
If anyone is sceptical about our chances of winning here remember that just two years ago we doubled our vote from the 2015 level taking 26% of all votes cast, almost four times the Lib/Dem vote; all other parties lost their deposits. There is a long way to go to oust the Tories but we if we doubled our vote in just two years last time we can do it again.
Labour Already Narrowing the Gap
A YouGov survey for The Sunday Times, published on 3rd November, found that Labour had gained six points between Wednesday and Friday. The Labour Party is now on 27%, 12 points behind the Tories, while the Liberal Democrats have slipped three points to just 16%.
Thirsk & Malton Election Campaign
Malton Street Stall. Saturday 9th November. 10.00 at Boyes Corner, Newbiggin/Finkle St.
Filey Street Stall, 16th November 10.00.
Street Stalls being arranged in Thirsk, Easingwold, Pickering & Kirbymoorside.
Leafletting. Our local leaflet will be with the printer tomorrow 6th Nov. and 30,000 copies will be ready for us to deliver by hand from early next week. Our four Branches are organising both Street Stalls and Leafletting. They need your help and there is not much time. Please contact your Branch Election Sub Agent as soon as possible to let them know what you can do.
Filey/Hunmanby – Rosie Adams email@example.com ;
Malton/Norton John Shipley firstname.lastname@example.org;
North Ryedale – Alan Avery email@example.com;
Vale of York – Mark White firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. You can find their campaign events through the Events Tab on our Website and I will notify you of new events through our Campaign Bulletins.
8th November, Scarborough & Whitby Campaign Fundraiser Quiz Night 7.00 at The Cask
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. Our General Election Candidate David Yellen 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. Questions, tea, cake, raffle. Election leaflets for distribution.
Have you Signed? Stop Fracking Now: Labour Party Petition
A Labour Government will ban fracking within 100 days of election according to Shadow Cabinet Minister Jon Trickett MP. But we want it banned now. Please Sign The Labour Party Petition …………………………………
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.
Best wishes, Mick Johnston Secretary Thirsk and Malton Constituency Labour Party