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#LabourDoorstep: A Few Thoughts From John

 John Gawthorpe, a smiling man in glasses. He has grey hair and a maroon jumper. He is holding a clipboard.

Hampshire North East is, I have been reminded today, a large rambling constituency, involving 100 mile round trips to reach the furthermost parts.


Silchester, Mortimer, Pamber End, all unfamiliar names, even to someone who has lived in the constituency as I have for 43 years. Itchel, Dora's Green and Wimble Hill, all delightful.


And Labour Party members in all these places!


My nervousness over possibly stumbling into Royston Vasey territory ('you're not from Round Here, are you?) was happily not realised.


Instead I came across members who were very pleased - and a little surprised - that Labour would send emissaries to their remote location. Some had Labour posters defiantly displayed, others remarked on Jeremy's smarter appearance; all were pleased that the reportage of our campaign was countering the prevailing media prejudice.


And the sun shone...



However, in the way that street signs are erected by Those Who Know Where They Are, and thus often confuse the rest of us, individual house names and a random seeming post code are no guarantee of success. I'm still wondering how I missed 'Pheasant's Copse'.


On the campaign trail...


 ~ John

 

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On the Campaign Trail! Canvassing...

#LabourDoorstep: A Few Thoughts From John   Hampshire North East is, I have been reminded today, a large rambling constituency, involving 100 mile round trips to reach the furthermost parts....

Dented, but undaunted!

Official numbers are in, and although our great candidates and our volunteers worked their socks off to get the Labour message out there, we've not managed to break the 'safe Tory seat' effect just yet.

Hampshire County Council Local Election Results 2017

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Landing fresh in your blogfeed (and in your inboxes, if you hold a highly-prized Labour Party Member Card), comes issue #3 of Easily Red!

 

In this edition:

  • the upcoming Hampshire County Council Elections and how you can get involved in the process
  • reports on recent activism and events
  • 'Education, eddication, educashun', a focus on... er, education... by ex-Headteacher John Gawthorpe
  • do you know how to use a QR code?
  • and much more...

 

CLP Newsletter - Third Edition! Apr/May 2017

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My Day at the #ourNHS Protest

Ruth McCorry; a blonde woman smiling, wearing a Unite the Union NHS sticker

On 4th March 2017 I attended a march to Save the NHS in London, along with another 250,000 like-minded people. The trains were mucked up, so we drove to Tooting and then got a bus to Clapham Junction and then the train. It was worth the effort even though transport made things difficult. As I work as a Care and Support Worker, I have seen due to funding cuts services are on their knees.

I went with some members of the North East Hampshire Labour Party, Spencer, his family, and Mike. A number of families participated in the march to ensure that the NHS is protected for future generations and everyone gets the excellent service we deserve. I participated in a choir with Mike. I felt a sense of togetherness as I marched to hear a speech by Jeremy Corbyn. This brought back the reasons why I joined the Labour Party in 2015 to get Jeremy Corbyn in as leader.

The NHS is a right we all deserve to have. As Aneurin Bevan said when the NHS was founded:

"Illness is neither an indulgence for which people have to pay, nor an offence for which they should be penalised, but a misfortune, the cost of which should be shared by the community."

Let's ensure future generations will have a brilliant NHS service.

~ Ruth McCorry, Yateley West

 

Report from #ourNHS March 4th

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Hot off the presses! Issue #2 of Easily Red, your local Labour newsletter for North East Hampshire, has landed.

Included in this edition are: candidate lists for the upcoming Hampshire County Council Elections in May 2017 and how to make sure you're registered to vote; reports on our group's recent events; A Member's Journey from Ruth Williams - her personal story of how she came to join the Labour Party; and a memorial for the late Gerald Kaufman, longstanding MP and Father of the House. All this is packed alongside the latest local news and issues. 

CLP Newsletter - Second Edition! Feb/Mar 2017

Hot off the presses! Issue #2 of Easily Red, your local Labour newsletter for North East Hampshire, has landed. Included in this edition are: candidate lists for the upcoming Hampshire... Read more

As British citizens living post-WWII, the overwhelming majority of us come into this world and depart from it under the care of the National Health Service. It sees us at our best and at our worst, and always when we need it the most. Underappreciated and underfunded, it has weathered epidemics, terrorism, booms in birthing, and the tabloid press - but it will not survive under the onslaught of dissection, strangulation and privatisation devised by the Conservative Government. The Red Cross have called it a humanitarian crisis.

It's time to shout your support for your NHS.

#ourNHS - Call to Action! 4th March 2017

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North East Hampshire CLP is proud to present the first edition of our local Newsletter. 

Our editor, Sam, has worked tirelessly to put together content that you need to read! This includes vital information on the upcoming Boundary Review: the deadline for your views is this Monday, 5th December. Find more details inside.

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An open letter to all Labour Party members ahead of the EU Referendum

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A letter published in the Fleet News on Wednesday 25th May. 

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An open letter challenging Ranil Jayawardena MP

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