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It's critical that we have a strong Labour Council in Kirklees.  Come along and lend a hand. Eve of Poll leaflets, give an hour or two on election day. You will be very welcome.

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May Day Elections It's critical that we have a strong Labour Council in Kirklees.  Come along and lend a hand. Eve of Poll leaflets, give an hour or two on...

Andy McDonald, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Transport,  addressed a well-attended meeting of Huddersfield Labour Party in February. 

East_Coast_Train_fpni7v_1_.jpgWe have a 150 year old infrastructure but a lack of investment to make it fit for the people who use it.  The East Coast mainline is a debacle. In public ownership the line delivered £1 billion to the Treasury – but the Tories handed it to private profiteers – and it has failed again.   Privatisation has led to higher fares but increasingly overcrowded and unreliable  services.  Public funding has become private profit.  Much transport is state-owned –not by our state but by Germany, Holland and others... Andy heard the case from Councillor Peter McBride for the electrification of the Transpennine rail services.  London is ‘boiling over’ and we need to invest in regions. 

Andy agreed with the meeting  on points about the need for for safer, lower driving speeds  and that deregulation of bus services has been a failure. Andy_McD.jpg

Labour will invest in public service over private profit  to ensure an affordable and reliable transport system. 

We just need that Labour Government. Come and join us... 

 

We deserve a better transport system

Andy McDonald, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Transport,  addressed a well-attended meeting of Huddersfield Labour Party in February.  We have a 150 year old infrastructure but a lack of...

“The Co-operative Party centenary”

At our Huddersfield Labour Party meeting in January,  we welcomed Jonathan Reynolds MP and John Drewery to talk about the  Co-operative Party.  John_D_c_m_.jpg

John Drewery, Huddersfield Cop-op Party secretary,  reminded us that the Co-op Party was formed a hundred and one years ago.  He gave a recap of the events leading to its foundation and  distributed a newspaper marking the centenary.

John Reynolds, Labour & Co-operative MP, spoke about the history and achievements of the party. There are 38 Co-op MPs in Parliament and Jonathan gave  a tribute to Barry Sheerman, a fellow Co-op MP, for his friendship and energy in pursuing the Co-op’s aims.The Co-operative Party believes that the principles that lie behind successful co-operatives - democratic control by customers and workers, and a fair share of the wealth we create together - ought to extend to the wider economy and our society.Jonathan referred in more detail to co-operative housing, Fair Trade, credit unions and social responsibility. He argued against the imbalance of power and wealth and that we should work to replace that with an insistence on social responsibility and local voices in, and control of, the NHS.  The Co-op Party has been involved in the writing of Labour’s Manifesto, including about the need for an investment bank.

There followed a lively discussion and Jonathan took questions about the tragedy of the failure of the Co-op bank, ethical standards, the closure of local co-op branches, Co-op academies, BAME representation and green energy.JR_Coop.jpg

Click here to find out how to join the Co-operative Party, and the huge amounts of work they do.   https://party.coop/  

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Co-operative values - the values we need

“The Co-operative Party centenary” At our Huddersfield Labour Party meeting in January,  we welcomed Jonathan Reynolds MP and John Drewery to talk about the  Co-operative Party.  John Drewery, Huddersfield Cop-op...

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