Harry’s Story

When Harry Truscott from Beverley decided to follow a career as a health care professional, he believed he was pursuing a path with real prospects.

He applied to study at the University of Leeds and is currently halfway through his course.  What he didn’t bank on was the government making changes to his bursary which would mean him graduating in 2018 with a mountain of debt.

In 2015 he voted Tory. On June 8th he will be voting Labour. 

He admits that personal considerations have played a part in him switching but his main fears surround the future of the NHS itself.

Speaking today he said, ‘ I’m really worried that if the Tories get back in, it will lead to the undoing of the Health Service. I speak to health professionals every day and hear first hand evidence of how it’s being starved of funds. My personal circumstances have brought it home to me.’

He went on, ‘I’m switching my vote to Labour because I believe it’s our only chance of ensuring that the future of our National Health Service is guaranteed.  I’ll admit if I was to apply now for my degree under current Tory rules, I would be looking at a different career. That’s why I and many of my colleagues will be voting Labour on June 8th.’

WHAT CHANGED?

Theresa May only a year ago, told Laura K that when she asked herself

‘What is best for Britains future?”

she had decided that the UK would be better off in The EU because of:
1) the Potential risk to Jobs
2) the Uncertainty for our Economy
3) the Security issues involved and
4) the Opportunities for all our Citizens

Johanna for Beverley and Holderness!

JOHANNA BOAL IS LABOUR’S CHOICE FOR BEVERLEY AND HOLDERNESS

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Johanna Boal from Beverley, has been selected as Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Beverley and Holderness constituency for the General Election on June 8th.

 Johanna lives in Molescroft with husband Richard. She currently works for East Riding Council as a Librarian in the Prison Service and has also enjoyed recent success in the field of poetry.

 Johanna is passionate about public service. Her three grown up children all attended local schools and she has been a parent governor at Longcroft School in Beverley.   

 Speaking today she said, ‘I’m delighted to have been selected as Labour’s candidate for my home constituency.   The Tories are devastating our health and education services.   They’ve slashed  local authority spending and the most vulnerable are suffering most.   

 Austerity is a political choice, not a necessity.   I want to give some hope back to those whose lives have been ruined by these cynical and cruel Tories.   

Labour is the only Party who can beat the Tories in Beverley and Holderness and in the country. 

I hope people will vote for me on June 8th.”

Contact Johanna on 07807 593144  – email her on johanna.boal@googlemail.com

 

GENERAL ELECTION JUNE 8TH 2017

 

We will not know who our new candidate is until May 3rd, PLEASE OFFER IF YOU CAN HELP US IN ANY WAY. 

VOTER REGISTRATION

If you know people who have not yet registered to vote please remind them that the Last date for Registration is on MAY 22nd

LABOUR PARTY MEETINGS (except Campaign Meetings) before June 8th are cancelled. Our May meetings are therefore postponed till June.

NEW DATES
Beverley Branch AGM 7pm Tuesday 13th June at Armstrongs Social Club, Grovehill Rd., Beverley HU17 0ED.Please let us know if you want to nominate yourself or anyone else to an officer position.
Holderness Branch 7pm Tuesday 13th June at The Old Vicarage, Ivy Lane, Hedon HU12 8BL
Beverley and Holderness CLP AGM Tuesday 7.30 pm June 20th at the Emmaus Conference Room, Parish Hall, Minster Yard North – just opposite Beverley Minster.
Please note the change in time to 7.30pm. This is to make life a bit easier for those who live a long way from Beverley.
The Local Government Committee meeting is also cancelled – the next one will be the AGM on Saturday July 15th at 10.30am.
MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER NOW
is our Fundraiser
IRISH NIGHT 
7.30 FRIDAY 28TH APRIL

Armstrongs Social Club, Tickets £12 (Concessions £10)
IRISH STEW both Meat and Veggie
IRISH BAND – COLLEEN”S FANCY
Raffles

If you have not yet bought a ticket please let us know if you are coming –
otherwise not enough stew for you!!

 

THE GENERAL ELECTION JUNE 8TH 2017

THIS IS THE INFORMATION MEMBERS NEED IF THEY WISH TO BE A CANDIDATE IN THIS VERY SUDDEN ELECTION.

As we have no Labour MP in Beverley and Holderness the Regional Labour Party will be selecting our candidate for us from the list of people who apply by noon this Sunday 23rd April. To be eligible to be a candidate, individual members must have 12 consecutive months’ membership of the Labour Party on 18 April (ie joined on or before 18 April 2016), and not be in arrears or under any NEC-imposed restrictions such as suspension.

Thursday 20 April – 6pm Deadline for MPs to declare intention to stand
Friday 21 April Applications open for candidates in all seats including retirement seats
Sunday 23 April – Noon Applications close
Week commencing 24 April NEC officers long-list, interview candidates in retirement seats
By close of Friday 28 April Candidates selected in retirement seats
From Sunday 30 April NEC and Regional Board panels meet to appoint candidates in all other seats
By close of Tuesday 2 May All candidates in place
Thursday 4 May Local elections
Thursday 11 May Close of Nominations
Thursday 8 June General Election

FREE SCHOOL MEALS ?

Free school meals for all primary school students: full marks, Labour.

A good friend of mine asked me today how to respond to criticism fired at Labour following their pledge announced this week to deliver free school meals to all primary school students, regardless of background.

To start with, in 2014, following a report that said free school meals should be offered to all primary school students, the then coalition government partly implemented this recommendation by guaranteeing free school meals for all primary school students up to year two. So before we get ahead of ourselves, it’s important to recognise that Labour’s policy would only extend this privilege to all year groups during their primary school education.

Secondly, the criticism that some kids – whose parents/carers are well off – will unfairly benefit from such a scheme is of course valid. At same time, just because parents/carers may be financially stable, doesn’t mean they are necessarily packing healthy and nutritious lunches for their children. Along with potential health benefits, which research has shown has led to better concentration levels in class, free school meals for all could also help axe the stigma unfortunately attached to them. Some London boroughs piloted such a scheme a few years ago: and the results were largely positive.

Continue reading “FREE SCHOOL MEALS ?”

Lets make Britain Great again!

Lets make Britain great for kids

We could restore the cuts to the Sure Start programme.

Lets sort out the fragmentation of the school system and defend the idea of comprehensive education.

Lets make our NHS great again.

Labour started the NHS and when in power built more new hospitals and increased funding to levels in other major economies.

Lets make Britain great for families.

Lets help employers to pay their workers more. Lets get rid of that category of the ‘working poor’, and that rule about qualifying for family allowance only if your child is a result of rape.

Lets make Britain great again for tenants.

We could take back control of rents, reducing the part of the welfare bill that goes to landlords. What’s wrong with councils using land they own to build council houses, like they used to?

Lets make our communities great again.

We need to care more, not reduce levels of support for the old and housebound, skimping on the time health visitors can spend with people who link them with the world.

Lets make Britain great for workers.

What happened to job security? Are zero hours contracts really a good idea? Why should business models be designed to exploit those who do the work, minimising their rights and reducing their benefits by classifying them as ‘self-employed’?

Lets make a start now.

LETS MAKE BRITAIN GREAT AGAIN WITH LABOUR

Dave Sweet